Football in Laos
Victory in the U-14 Nations Tournament and runners-up and third place finishes in the U-17 and U-20 Tournaments of the Asean Football Federation are the rewards for the Laos Football Federation's hard work in the sphere of youth football over the past few years. Several former top players such as Samphou Phonsa (now Director of Youth Programmes and Coaching), Xaysana Savatdy (now U-14 national team coach) and Bounlap Kenkitisack (U-16 national team coach) have committed themselves to youth development. The government supports the association in organising competitions at every age level. Summer camps are frequently arranged for primary and secondary school children with the help of the education authorities.
Second Goal project
On 15 March 2006, the Goal Bureau gave the go-ahead for the construction of headquarters for the Lao Football Federation comprising all the necessary infrastructure to stage meetings and training courses. Situated within the confines of the training centre in Vientiane that was built under the association's first Goal project, the new building incorporates an indoor futsal arena, which offers the national futsal team excellent facilities for planned training sessions and preparation camps.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Association headquarters with indoor futsal arena in Vientiane
Project approved on
15 March 2006
Opened on 2 July 2007
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 35,400 Total cost USD 435,400