Football in the Seychelles
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.
The second Goal project
On 19 February 2003, the first Goal project, comprising of two artificial turf pitches (one main and one training field) on the island of Mahe, was officially opened. One-and-a-half years later,  the Goal Bureau approved the African member association's second project: extra facilities to be added to the artificial turf surfaces to create a training centre to make it possible to organise theory seminars and accommodate players, coaches and course participants. The new facilities will enable the association to implement its youth development programmes regularly.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Technical centre in Mahe
Project approved
22. September 2004
Opened on 15 February 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 200,000 Confederation USD 175,000 Total cost USD 775,000