Football in Guinea-Bissau
Football in Guinea-Bissau continues to be hampered by limited funding and severe shortcomings in terms of infrastructure and equipment. They have enjoyed some success at regional level, however, lifting the «Tournoi des cinq» by evading the challenges of Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and the Cape Verde Islands, reaching the Final of the «Coupe Amilcar Cabral» in 1983 and twice winning a tournament that brings together a number of Portuguese-speaking teams. Many players from Guinea-Bissau play for clubs in Portugal. These players have dual nationality and therefore have a special status in that country's league championship (they are classed as «assimilated players»).
Second Goal project
The second project of the Guinea-Bissaun Football Association involved the renovation of the Lino Correia football stadium in Bissau. This reconstruction significantly increased the infrastructure available to the country's footballers and enabled the association to hold full national competitions (the second stadium, which also complies with size regulations, can also be used for other sports). The project was approved in writing by the Goal Bureau on 4 December 2007.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Renovation of the Lino Correia football stadium in Bissau
Project approved on
4 December 2007
Financed by
Goal USD 400 000 Total cost USD 400 000