Central African Republic national football team

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Central African Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Fauves
(The Wild Beasts)
Association Fédération Centrafricaine de Football
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Herve Lougoundji (caretaker)
Captain Foxi Kéthévoama
Home stadium Barthélémy Boganda Stadium
FIFA code CTA
FIFA ranking 117 Decrease 12 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 49 (3rd October 2012)
Lowest FIFA ranking 202 (July 2009, March-August 2010)
Elo ranking 121
Highest Elo ranking 109 (8 September 2012)
Lowest Elo ranking 164 (2007-2009)
First colours
Second colours
First international
France Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon France
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)[1]
Biggest win
France Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon France
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)
Biggest defeat
 Ivory Coast 11–0 Central African Rep. Central African Republic
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 27, 1961)

The Central African Republic national football team, nicknamed Les Fauves, is the national team of the Central African Republic and is controlled by the Fédération Centrafricaine de Football. They are a member of CAF. Despite being traditionally one of the weakest teams in Africa and the world, they recently achieved success. They won the 2009 CEMAC Cup by beating Gabon in the semi-finals and Equatorial Guinea in the final 3–0. Their ranking rose from 202 in August 2010 to 89 by July 2011. On 10 October 2010 they earned a shock 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification win at home against Algeria 2–0, which put them top of their qualification group. The team won its first FIFA World Cup qualifier on 2 June 2012 after beating Botswana 2-0 at home.

Achievements[edit]

CEMAC Cup :
  • 1 Time Champion (2009)
  • 1 Time Runners-up (2003)
UNIFAC Cup (1999):
  • Runners-up

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad has been selected for the 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia on 7 September 2013.

Caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Prince Samolah (1985-09-05) 5 September 1985 (age 28) 4 0 Central African Republic SCAF Bangui
22 1GK Ulrich Gondje (1990-07-13) 13 July 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Central African Republic DFC8
2 2DF Thérence Kéthévoama (1989-11-23) 23 November 1989 (age 24) 11 0 Central African Republic AS Tempête
3 2DF Kelly Youga (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 28) 6 0 China Qingdao Hainiu
4 2DF Salif Kéïta (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 24) 15 1 Morocco Difaa El Jadida
5 2DF Parfait Tamboulas (1995-04-29) 29 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Central African Republic Olympic Réal
11 2DF Franklin Anzité (1985-11-02) 2 November 1985 (age 28) 16 0 Thailand Ayutthaya F.C.
6 3MF Romaric Lignanzi (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 25) 20 0 Republic of the Congo Léopards
8 3MF Junior Gourrier (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Central African Republic DFC8
10 3MF Foxi Kéthévoama (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 28) 18 3 Kazakhstan Astana
15 3MF Nicaise Zimbori-Auzingoni (1989-05-22) 22 May 1989 (age 25) 12 2 Cameroon Coton Sport
18 3MF Gervais Kago (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 26) 10 0 Gabon US Bitam
20 3MF Amorese Dertin (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 23) 6 0 Gabon Sapins FC
23 3MF Nicaise Kelebona (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Central African Republic Olympic Réal
7 4FW Limane Moussa (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Sudan Al-Ahly
9 4FW Josué Balamandji (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 24) 7 0 Unattached
13 4FW Chris N'Goyos (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Belgium Huy
19 4FW Evans Kondogbia (1989-05-03) 3 May 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Belgium Racing Mechelen

Recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Geoffrey Lembet (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 25) 12 0 France Auxerre
1 1GK Emmanuel Yezzoat (1986-06-21) 21 June 1986 (age 28) 3 0 Gabon Mounana
12 2DF Manassé Enza-Yamissi (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 24) 11 0 Romania Petrolul Ploiești
19 2DF Fernander Kassaï (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 27) 8 0 France Grenoble
19 2DF Ali Calvin Tolmbaye (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 28) 1 0 Hungary Békéscsaba
17 2DF Amos Youga (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 21) 1 0 France Vannes
8 3MF Vianney Mabidé (1988-08-31) 31 August 1988 (age 25) 10 2 Morocco Raja Casablanca
13 3MF David Manga (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25) 9 2 Israel Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
5 3MF Éloge Enza-Yamissi (1983-01-23) 23 January 1983 (age 31) 9 0 France Valenciennes
8 3MF Audin Boutou (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 24) 8 0 Central African Republic DFC8
17 3MF Ferdinand Kémo (1990-07-15) 15 July 1990 (age 24) 6 0 Tanzania Simba
21 3MF Mamadi Saoudi (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 25) 3 0 Central African Republic SCAF Bangui
23 3MF Ralph Kottoy (1992-02-09) 9 February 1992 (age 22) 0 0 France Sainte-Geneviève
7 4FW Hilaire Momi (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 24) 17 6 Unattached
20 4FW Eudes Dagoulou (1990-02-09) 9 February 1990 (age 24) 9 0 Algeria ES Setif
23 4FW Habib Habibou (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Belgium Gent
23 4FW Jésus Konnsimbal (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Gabon AS Pélican

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrie Courtney. "Central African Republic - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

External links[edit]