Football in Haiti
Haiti last qualified for the final competition of the FIFA World Cup? in 1974 in Germany. Since then, however, we have not heard a great deal about the footballing exploits of a country often beset by political problems. Courses are often organised in collaboration with FIFA in an attempt to promote football, but a lack of follow-up action has meant that these courses have not been as effective as they could have been. The country itself has a wealth of young, talented footballers, but a lack of sufficient training etc has stifled their progress. A series of youth development and educational programmes should change that. FIFA's long-term planning strategy for Haiti should ensure that the projects to be implemented are realistic and sustained.
Second Goal project
The development project approved by the Goal Bureau on 22 October 2008 includes the construction of accommodation for national teams and the completion and upgrading of offices and a women's dormitory, neither of which could be fully completed during the first stage (2002). The technical centre will be fully operational upon completion.
Use of FAP funds
Upgrading and completion of the technical centre in Port-au-Prince
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other sources USD 88,099 Total cost USD 488,099