Football in Jordan
The staunchest fan of Jordanian football is the King of Jordan himself no less. It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that the government donated land to the national association for the construction of ten football pitches for the country's first-division clubs. Jordan was the first country to win two successive Panarabian Games (in 1997 and 1999). Coach Mohd Abu Alawad, former national team captain, was awarded the highest accolade for coaching in the country for this achievement - the Golden Coach prize. Other impressive results were runners-up and third place at the West Asian Games and Arab Nations Cup respectively, both staged in 2002.
Second Goal project
The association's second Goal project will provide a training and fitness centre for national and club teams in Amman. In addition to support from Goal, the association also used funds from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme to realise the project. After approval by the Goal Bureau on 17 February 2004, work on the project started that same year and the facilities were inaugurated on 24 December 2005. Equipped with modern therapy and rehabilitation facilities, the easily accessible new centre will thus provide unparalleled opportunities for the footballers belonging to the association to develop, now that impressive strides have already been made in terms of administration.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Project
Training and fitness centre in Amman
Project approved
17 February 2004
Status
Opened on 24 December 2005
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 282,445 Total cost USD 682,445
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