Horoya AC

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Horoya AC
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Full name Horoya Athlétique Club
Nickname(s) H.A.C.
Founded 1975
Ground Stade 28 Septembre, Conakry
Ground Capacity 25,000
President Antonio Souaré[1]
Manager Amara Traoré[2]
League Guinée Championnat National
2013 1st place
Website Club home page

Horoya Athlétique Club, also known as Horoya Conakry and H.A.C., is a football club based in Conakry, Guinea.[3]

History[edit]

Horoya won the African Cup Winners' Cup (now the African Confederation Cup) in 1978. One of the most significant players in HOROYA in the 1970s and 1980s was Kerfalla Bangoura, who came third in 1979 in the CAF African Player of the Year voting. The club won 2012 first times the Super Cup, after an 2:0 win over FC Séquence de Dixinn. The club reached from 2011 to 2013 the title hattrick of the Guinée Championnat National.[4]

In 2014, they eliminated the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup runner-up Raja Casablanca in the second qualifying round of 2014 CAF Champions League.[5]

Jersey[edit]

Its jersey colours are red and white. The red, symbol of blood of the marytrs for the independence struggle and white for great purity and hope.

The name Horoya signifies liberty or freedom in its local languages, in Arabic, Horoya signifies liberty or freedom.

Achievements[edit]

National[edit]

Champion (12 titles): 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Winner (6 titles): 1989, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2013, 2014.
Winner (1 title): 2012.

International[edit]

Winner (1 title): 1978

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2000 - First Round[6]
2002 - Preliminary Round
2012 - First Round
2014 - Play-off Round
1997 - First Round
1998 - Second Round
1999 - First Round
2009 - Champion

Current squad[edit]

as of 24 March 2014[7] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Khadim N'Diaye*
2 Guinea MF Moussa Keita
4 Guinea MF Moussa Samoura
5 Guinea DF Alseny Sylla
6 Guinea MF Djibril Diakité
7 Guinea MF Aly Badara Soumah
8 Guinea FW Namory Magassouba
10 Cameroon FW Françis Dibita Ebele
11 Burkina Faso FW Abdoul Dramane Nikièma*
12 Guinea DF Aboubaca Camara
13 Guinea DF Naby Camara*
15 Guinea MF Yali Yali
16 Guinea GK Kémoko Camara*
No. Position Player
17 Burkina Faso DF Jean-Noël Lingani*
18 Ivory Coast FW Blaise Kouassi
20 Guinea MF Sékou Dany Camara
21 Guinea MF Thomas Kourouma
22 Guinea GK Abdoulaye Soumah
23 Guinea DF Ben Youssef Camara (Captain)
24 Guinea DF Fodé Camara
25 Guinea DF Ibrahima Bangoura
26 Guinea FW Balla Camara
27 Ivory Coast MF Jules Gaël Lakpa
28 Guinea FW Ousmane Barry
29 Guinea FW Fode Bangaly Camara
30 Senegal MF Moustapha Kassé

* = Part of the National team squad

Reserve team[edit]

as of 8 December 2013[8] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Guinea MF Moussa Kennedy Keïta
9 Guinea MF Mohamed Fadiga
No. Position Player
19 Guinea DF Malick Bangoura
33 Guinea DF Naby Laye Youssouf Bangoura

Technical Staff[edit]

as of 8 December 2013[9]

Senegal Amara Traoré Head coach
Guinea Fodé Layé Camara Assistant Coach
Senegal Aboubacar Touré M'baye General Manager
Guinea Issiaga Fadiga Technical director
Guinea Mamadouba Sinto Camara Intendant
Guinea Yamoussa Soriba Soumah Doctor
Guinea Aboubacar Sekou Bangoura Kiné
Ivory Coast Abdoul Karim Appoto Cissé Physio

Notable coaches[edit]

  • Mohamed Kanfory Lapé Bangoura[10]

Former famous players[edit]

One of the most significant players in Horoya in the 1970s and 1980s was Kerfalla Bangoura, who came third in 1979 in the CAF African Player of the Year voting. Others include:

References[edit]

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