Football in Chad
Football is the number one sport in Chad and the game is enjoyed at all levels of society. As well as the football organised by FTF, a FIFA member association, the game is also played in streets and schools, on housing estates and even in companies. In terms of international football, Chad are regular participants in the qualifying round for the African Cup of Nations, unfortunately without ever having qualified for the final tournament of the African showpiece or the FIFA World Cup?. This weakness is also reflected at club level, as Chadian clubs rarely progress to the later stages of African club competitions. This can certainly be attributed to the dearth of experienced trainers, a luxury that the association simply cannot afford. Even a one-year contract with the Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono, Olympic champion coach in Sydney 2000, could not improve matters.
The second Goal project
The second Goal project for the Chad football association (FTFA) primarily involves work to complete the technical centre and the FTFA headquarters in N'Djamena that were built in its original Goal project. The Goal Bureau approved the completion and fitting out of the entire complex on 3 December 2006. This will dramatically improve the training facilities for Chad's national teams and enable the FTFA to conduct its administrative work more professionally. While the cost of this project will be covered in full by Goal funding, the association will foot the bill for running costs itself using the money it receives through FIFA's Financial Assistance Programme.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Completion of technical centre and headquarters in N'Djamena
Project approved on
3 December 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000