Football is the most popular of the 29 sports officially registered with the Ministry of Sport in the Seychelles
. The group of islands is home to 80,000 people. Despite this relatively small pool of potential players, the Seychelles
Football Federation takes part in all FIFA and CAF endorsed competitions. During the qualifying competition for the African Cup of Nations 2004, the national team celebrated two impressive victories - against Eritrea and most notably Zimbabwe.