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»).