Football in Mauritania
As in the majority of African countries, football is the number one sport in Mauritania. Mauritania belongs to the group of countries that regularly register for FIFA and AFC qualifying competitions. Although Mauritanian football success stories have been few and far between, it is to be hoped that the quality of football will improve as a direct result of the Goal project. There are already a considerable number of professionals under the guidance of top coaches such as Sneïdry, Birama Gaye and Moussda Ould Ghassoum. However, following the team's disappointing showing in the 2004 African Cup of Nations, Ghassoum was replaced.
The second Goal project
Following the successful completion of construction in 2002, the Mauritania football association's new headquarters and technical centre, which constituted its first Goal project, were officially opened in spring 2003. On 22 September 2004, the Goal Bureau approved plans to lay an artificial turf pitch that will offer additional training options at the new technical centre and round off its range of facilities. The government has donated the necessary land.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Artificial turf pitch in Nouakchott Project approved 22 September 2004
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Government Land Total cost USD 400,000