Football in Sudan
Sudan is a sport-loving nation where football reigns supreme. The championship consists of a national Super League of 12 teams and local competitions in 54 regions (each with three divisions). There are also national, regional and local cup competitions. The Sudan Football Association celebrated its most notable success in 1991 by qualifying for the final competition of the FIFA U-17 World Youth Championship in Italy, where the nation's talented youngsters finished in 10th position.
Second Goal project
The Sudan Football Association presented a project foreseeing two mini artificial pitches in order to improve the training facilities at the national technical centre that was opened in 2005. These two training pitches will considerably increase the capacity of the centre and will be of great benefit, particularly for the country's youth as well as for futsal players. The Goal Bureau approved the project on 25 June 2006 on the proviso that the necessary land is acquired from the Sudanese government with the yearly maintenance costs coming from the usual FIFA Financial Assistance Programme funding.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Two mini artificial turf pitches at the national technical centre in Khartoum
Project approved on
25 June 2006
Opened on 11 February 2007
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 185,000 Total cost USD 585,000