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.
The first Goal Project
At its meeting on 13 February 2001, the Goal Bureau approved a project to build a technical centre in Khartoum. The project was financed by Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. The centre was officially opened by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on 20 July 2005 and house a football academy for young players in various age groups. The association hopes that this academy together with a long-term development plan will ensure a healthy future for football across the nation.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Technical centre in Khartoum
Project approved
13 February 2001
Opened on 20 July 2005
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 100,000 Total cost USD 500,000