Football in Yemen
Football takes pride of place in the sporting life of Yemen. In recent years, former top players have been assuming responsibilities in the youth sector at the national association. The fact that Yemen have qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland is an achievement that, only a short while ago, they would never have dreamed of. Never before has a Yemeni team qualified for a FIFA final competition. The hard work being undertaken with young players is now being reflected in the senior national team. It scored a noteworthy triumph by coming second at the 2001/2002 Al-Aqsa Cup.
The second Goal project
A national technical centre is to be added to the training and seminar facilities around the association's headquarters. This was the aim of the project that was approved by the Goal Bureau on 21 March 2007. Emphasis was laid on the erection of seminar rooms, medical and fitness facilities and space for accommodating young people with a view to using the amenities in future as a youth academy. There are, of course, also comprehensive training facilities for Yemeni national teams.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Training centre in Sanaa
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 250,000 Association USD 600,000 Other sources USD 250,000 Total cost USD 1,500,000