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.
The second Goal project
The work performed at the national stadium under Project I and a supplementary project gave the Goal Bureau the opportunity to entertain a further request from the Central African Football Federation. A project submitted for the construction of a national technical centre that would also serve as the headquarters of a regional association was approved on 7 November 2005. The new centre will be used to accommodate national teams for training sessions and as a venue for courses and meetings. The new base will also offer the regional association an opportunity to improve its operations.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Technical centre and regional headquarters in Bangui
Project approved on
7 November 2005
Implementation Financed by Goal USD 400 000 Total costs USD 400 000