Football in the Central African Republic
Development in the Central African Republic has been impeded all too frequently by unrest both inside and outside the nation's borders. Football has of course been one of many spheres affected by these events - therefore it comes as little surprise that projects have taken some time to implement. Football is the number one sport in the Central African Republic. The national association has made conscious efforts to participate in all of the top international and regional championships. A 2-0 win over Côte d'Ivoire in the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations 1972 still ranks as the nation's biggest ever success, even though the return leg ended in a 4-1 defeat. However, the women's U-19 team did reach the third round of the eliminators for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003. In an effort to doing something about this, many retired domestic stars, including Blasco Kayamba, Nguerio Morandii, Ousman Sabbe and Adrien Mamoko, have offered to use their experience to help the national association with its football development work.
Third Goal project
With a view to providing long-term assistance for the development of football in the country, the Goal Bureau approved a third project for the Central African Football Association. The project involves the completion of the national technical centre in Bangui and two regional centres as well as the renovation of the dressing rooms at the Boganda stadium following the installation of an artificial turf pitch under the Win in Africa with Africa initiative.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Completion of the national technical centre, two regional centres, renovation of dressing rooms at Boganda stadium
Project approved on
2 June 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000