Football in Panama
In some regions, such as Penonome, football is all-pervasive. But this does not hide the fact that sports such as baseball, boxing and basketball predominate in Panama, at least for the time being. One of the national association's most coveted objectives - participation in the final round of a FIFA competition - was realised when it qualified for the FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003. Its other national teams have also scored some impressive results. The U-17 team just missed qualifying for the final round of the CONCACAF championship, the senior national team has recently had a good run of success and the women's national team can lay claim to being the most improved team in Central America in a very short space of time.
The second Goal project
Thanks to the Goal Programme, one of the Panama football association's long-term dreams - having its own multi-purpose headquarters - will soon become reality. On 3 December 2006, the Goal Bureau approved a project to build association headquarters with offices, conference rooms and a permanent coaching academy. Construction work, which is scheduled to last nine months, began on 15 February 2007.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Multi-purpose association headquarters in Panama
Project approved on
3 December 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 25,000 Total cost USD 425,000