Chad national football team

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Chad
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Sao
Association Fédération Tchadienne de Football
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Emmanuel Trégoat
Asst coach Nicolas Bourriquet-Cor[1]
Captain Marius Mbaiam
Home stadium Stade Nacional
FIFA code CHA
FIFA ranking 147 Decrease 6 (27 November 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 112 (March 2012, June 2012)
Lowest FIFA ranking 190 (June 1997)
Elo ranking 145
Highest Elo ranking 120 (28 April 1990)
Lowest Elo ranking 150 (8 November 1999)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Chad 2–2 Niger 
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 25, 1961)
Biggest win
 Chad 5–0 São Tomé and Príncipe 
(Gabon; June 29, 1976)
Biggest defeat
Unofficial
 France Amateur 14–0 Chad 
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 27, 1961)
Official
 Congo 11–0 Chad 
(Congo; March 28, 1964)

The Chad national football team, nicknamed Sao, represents Chad in international football. The team is controlled by the Fédération Tchadienne de Football, the governing body for football in the country, and has been managed by Emmanuel Trégoat. The team has never qualified for the World Cup finals or Africa Cup of Nations. Home matches are played at the Idriss Mahamat Ouya Stadium, capacity 30,000.

History[edit]

The Chad football federation (FTFA) was founded in 1962, and affiliated to FIFA and to CAF in 1988.

Chad's national football team didn't play a big role in world football until the 1990s. They didn't enter any qualifiers for Continental or World Cups until the early 1990s when they played their first qualifying matches for the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Senegal.[2] Until then, they played mostly friendly matches and minor cups, mostly with African teams.

The national team had a difficult start − the first match they ever played was in the L'Amitié Tournament, which took place in Senegal in 1963, and it was a 2–1 defeat to Liberia. Soon after, they suffered a 6–2 loss to Dahomey (now Benin).

They eventually found some success, defeating Sao Tome e Principe 5–0 in 1976. Notable players from that era include Nabatingue Toko, who played with French clubs from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s.

Chad produced one of the most popular African players in Europe, Japhet N'Doram, who played as a striker for French club Nantes from 1991 to 1997.[3] He played 137 matches for Nantes and scored 73 goals. He was also a member of the national football team, playing 36 matches and scoring 13 goals. He finished his career in AS Monaco in 1998 following a persistent injury sustained during a match against Nantes.

The Chad national football team never qualified for either the Africa Cup of Nations or World Cup. They participated in World Cup qualifiers 3 times, starting in 2000 when they were eliminated in the first round by Liberia, losing 0–1 at home, and playing 0–0 away. They were coached by Marcel Mao. Their next attempt was in 2003, under Yann Djim, but they were eliminated by Angola. They won their first match at home 3–1 when Francis Oumar Belonga scored a hat trick, but lost their away match 2–0, thus failing to go to next phase. Qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup brought more matches because they played in a group phase together with Mali, Sudan and Congo. They finished at the bottom of the group, with 6 points (2 wins, 4 losses). In Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, they made 4 attempts without success.

In the qualifying competition for the 2014 World Cup, Chad faced Tanzania in a first-round playoff. Tanzania advanced despite shockingly losing 1-0 at home at Dar es Salaam's National Stadium. The Taifa Stars were tipped for an emphatic victory over the visitors, having won the first-leg 2-1 in N'Djamena. Chad stunned the home side three minutes after the break when Mahamat Ahmat Labo struck to silence the home crowd. But Tanzania managed to progress to the next round thanks to the away goals rule as they were tied 2-2 on aggregate.

Chad played against Malawi in qualifiers for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Chad won the first leg match 3:2, but Malawi beat Chad 2:0 in Blantyre to qualify for the final qualifying round with an aggregate score of 4:3.[4]

Chad's most popular players today are Mahamat Labbo, Ezechiel N'Douassel, Marius Mbaiam, Leger Djime and Karl Max Barthelemy.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

African Nations Cup record[edit]

  • 1957 to 1990Did not enter
  • 1992Did not qualify
  • 1994Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1996 to 1998Did not enter
  • 2000Did not qualify
  • 2002Did not enter
  • 2004 to 2008Did not qualify
  • 2010Disqualified in qualifying round
  • 2012 to 2015Did not qualify

Achievements[edit]

CEMAC Cup :
  • Winner: 2014
  • 1 Time Runners-up
UDEAC Championship :
  • 2 Time Runners-up

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This is current squad of Chad national football team. [5]

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Club Debut
Goalkeepers
1
Armel Koulara (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 25) Chad AS CotonTchad v.  Sudan, 22 May 2005 [6]
16
Mbaya II Brice (1986-04-19) 19 April 1986 (age 28) Chad Foullah Edifice [7] v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2011
22
Moumine Ekiang (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 25) Chad Gazelle [8] v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
Defenders
5
Morgan Betorangal (1988-08-25) 25 August 1988 (age 26) Luxembourg Union 05 Kayl-Tétange v.  Egypt, 31 March 2012
13
Cesar Madalngue (1987-12-09) 9 December 1987 (age 27) Chad AS CotonTchad v.  Benin, 22 February 2007
17
Kévin Nicaise (1985-04-17) 17 April 1985 (age 29) Belgium FCV Dender EH v.  Malawi, 29 February 2012
18
Cesar Abaya (1984-10-12) 12 October 1984 (age 30) Chad Renaissance FC v.  Benin, 22 February 2007
21
Sylvain Ndoubam (1987-03-14) 14 March 1987 (age 27) Chad Renaissance FC v.  Botswana, 26 March 2011
23
Mondésir Alladjim (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 28) Chad Renaissance FC v.  Benin, 22 February 2007
Midfielders
2
Leger Djime (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 27) Morocco Difaa El Jadida[9] v.  Congo, 9 September 2007
3
Adoum Abakar (1984-08-18) 18 August 1984 (age 30) Chad Renaissance FC v.  Congo, 9 September 2007
4
Ferdinand Gassina (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 22) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Togo, 17 November 2010
7
Herman Doumnan (1984-09-25) 25 September 1984 (age 30) Chad Gazelle v.  Togo, 17 November 2010
8
Yaya Kerim (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 23) Algeria CA Bordj Bou Arréridj [10] v.  Niger, 19 June 2010
10
Ndiganbeye Appolinaire (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 21) Chad Renaissance FC v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2011[11]
12
Nadjim Haroun (1988-06-10) 10 June 1988 (age 26) Belgium Royale Union Saint-Gilloise v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
14
Rodrigue Ninga (1993-05-17) 17 May 1993 (age 21) Chad Renaissance FC v.  Tanzania, 11 November 2011
15
Marius Mbaiam (captain) (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 27) France Grenoble Foot v.  Angola, 12 October 2003
19
Habib Mahamat Saleh (1986-08-12) 12 August 1986 (age 28) [12] Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Angola, 12 October 2003
Forwards
6
Mahamat Labbo (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 26) France Stade Lavallois B v.  Botswana, 26 March 2011
9
Ezechiel N'Douassel (1988-04-22) 22 April 1988 (age 26) Turkey Torku Konyaspor v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2005
11
Karl Max Barthelemy (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 28) [13] Gabon CF Mounana [14] v.  Benin, 22 February 2007
12
Henry Djikoloum (1984-04-06) 6 April 1984 (age 30) Chad Gazelle FC v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
20
Hassan Hissein (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 22) Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors v.  Togo, 17 November 2010

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Chad squad in the last 24 months and were not named in the above squad list for various reasons, but are still eligible for selection.

Name Date of Birth (Age) Club Debut Most Recent Callup
Goalkeepers
Mbairamadji Dillah (1985-09-18) 18 September 1985 (age 29) Chad Gazelle FC N/A v.  Tanzania, 15 November 2011
Defenders
Maigue Abbas (1984-07-26) 26 July 1984 (age 30) Chad Elect-Sport FC v.  Tunisia, 11 August 2010[15] v.  Malawi, 8 October 2011
Massama Asselmo (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 24) Gabon US Bitam v.  Niger, 19 June 2010 v.  Tanzania, 11 November 2011
Armand Djérabé (1980-09-11) 11 September 1980 (age 34) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Sudan, 26 July 2002 v.  Tanzania, 15 November 2011
Jules Hamidou (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 27) Switzerland Biel-Bienne v.  Mali, 11 October 2008[16] v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
Hassan Diallo Syriakata (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 25) Chad Renaissance v.  Benin, 22 February 2007 v.  Tunisia, 5 June 2011
Yves Madjiloum (1988-04-01) 1 April 1988 (age 26) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2011 v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
Constant Madtoingué (1994-09-23) 23 September 1994 (age 20) Chad AS CotonTchad v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2011 v.  Botswana, 26 March 2011
Mahamat Abakar (1984-04-09) 9 April 1984 (age 30) Chad v.  Tanzania, 15 November 2011 v.  Tanzania, 15 November 2011
Midfielders
David Mbaihouloum (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 22) Chad AS CotonTchad v.  Congo, 22 June 2008 v.  Tanzania, 15 November 2011
Anatole Djekruassem Chad Elect-Sport FC v.  Tunisia, 5 June 2011 v.  Malawi, 8 October 2011
Forwards
Igor Wadar (1991-07-06) 6 July 1991 (age 23) Equatorial Guinea CD Elá Nguema N/A v.  Tanzania, 15 November 2011
Esaie Djikoloum (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 23) Chad AS CotonTchad v.  South Africa, 2 June 2007 v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
Misdongarde Betolngar (1985-09-26) 26 September 1985 (age 29) Serbia FK Mladost Lučani N/A v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012

Head-to-head records against other countries[edit]

As of June 20, 2012

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]