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.
Third Goal project
On 21 March 2007, following the inauguration of the association's headquarters and technical centre in Amman, the Goal Bureau ratified the construction of an artificial turf pitch of FIFA-approved dimensions complete with floodlights and dressing rooms. This new all-weather pitch will primarily be used by the country's national teams, although it will also be placed at the disposal of women's teams and youth teams.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Floodlit artificial pitch and dressing rooms in Amman
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Opened on 25 October 2008
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 50,000 Other sources USD 77,794 Association USD 1,012,500 Total cost USD 1,540,294