Seychelles national football team

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Seychelles
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Pirates[1]
Association Seychelles Football Federation
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Ulrich Mathiot
Top scorer Philip Zialor (11)
Home stadium Stade Linité
FIFA code SEY
FIFA ranking 178 Decrease 4 (18 December 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 129 (October 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 200 (July 2013, November 2013)
Elo ranking 187
Highest Elo ranking 168 (July 2008)
Lowest Elo ranking 194 (June 1998)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Réunion 2–0 Seychelles Seychelles
(Réunion; 13 February 1974)
Biggest win
Seychelles Seychelles 9–0 Maldives 
(Réunion; 27 August 1979)
Biggest defeat
 Madagascar 6–0 Seychelles Seychelles
(Antananarivo, Madagascar; 30 August 1990)

The Seychelles national football team is controlled by the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF). SFF is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The home turf of the team is the 10,000 capacity stadium, Stade Linité situated at Roche Caiman in the outskirts of Victoria, the capital of Seychelles.

History[edit]

Seychelles have never qualified for the finals of the African Nations Cup or the World Cup but they made their debut in qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1986, losing to Mauritius.

Under Yugoslav coach Vojo Gardasevic, the Seychelles team made their debut in the World Cup qualifiers in 2001. Philip Zialor got the equaliser for Seychelles in a 1-1 draw against Namibia at Stade Linité. In the preliminary round return leg match, Seychelles lost 0-3.

In their second attempt to qualify, for the 2006 World Cup, Seychelles lost 0-4 at home to Zambia but played a 1-1 draw in the away match. Robert Suzette was the scorer of Seychelles’ goal in Lusaka. Seychelles’ biggest competitive win came against Zimbabwe in the African Nations Cup 2004 qualifiers. Goals by strikers Alpha Baldé and Philip Zialor gave Seychelles a 2-1 win at Stade Linité against Zimbabwe captained by professional striker Peter Ndlovu. German coach Michael Nees was at the helm of the team at that time. Under Frenchman Dominique Bathenay, Seychelles also beat Eritrea 1-0 at Stade Linité by a goal by veteran Roddy Victor in the same qualifiers.

In 2011, Seychelles hosted the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games and beat Mauritius in the finals, on penalties.

Competition records[edit]

2011 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
 Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 -4 2

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
11 August (15:00 UTC+4), Stade Linité
  Seychelles  2  
  Réunion  1  
 
13 August (17:30 UTC+4), Stade Linité
      Seychelles  1 (4)
    Mauritius  1 (3)
Third place
11 August (18:30 UTC+4), Stade Linité 13 August (15:00 UTC+4), Stade Linité
  Mayotte  0 (4)   Réunion  1
  Mauritius  0 (5)     Mayotte  0

Schedule[edit]

Recent Results[edit]

Upcoming Fixtures[edit]

TBA

Current squad[edit]

The following 23-man squad for the Seychelles is below.[2] Caps and goals correct as of last game vs Kenya on November 15, 2011.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Nelson Sopha (1974-09-13) September 13, 1974 (age 40) 32 0 Seychelles St Michel United FC
1 1GK Vincent Euphrasie N/A 2 0 Seychelles La Passe FC
22 1GK Ronny Françoise N/A 2 0 Seychelles Foresters (Mont Fleuri)
4 2DF Jonathan Bibi (1984-07-28) July 28, 1984 (age 30) 25 0 Seychelles Saint Louis Suns United
12 2DF Nigel Freminot (1980-06-05) June 5, 1980 (age 34) 18 0 Seychelles St Michel United FC
2 2DF Allen Larue (1981-06-16) June 16, 1981 (age 33) 13 0 Seychelles St Michel United FC
5 2DF Jones Joubert N/A 9 0 Seychelles The Lions FC
3 2DF Ronny Marengo (1990-08-30) August 30, 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Seychelles Northern Dynamo
15 3MF Henny Dufresne (1980-10-10) October 10, 1980 (age 34) 24 0 Seychelles St Michel United FC
10 3MF Don Annacoura (1981-05-06) May 6, 1981 (age 33) 23 3 Seychelles St Michel United FC
7 3MF Alex Nibourette (1983-12-26) December 26, 1983 (age 30) 23 1 Seychelles St Michel United FC
13 3MF Archille Henriette (1987-04-25) April 25, 1987 (age 27) 13 1 Seychelles La Passe FC
6 3MF Kevin Betsy (1978-03-20) March 20, 1978 (age 36) 7 1 England Woking F.C.
8 3MF Trevor Poiret (1988-10-15) October 15, 1988 (age 26) 6 1 Seychelles Saint Louis Suns United
17 3MF Brian Dorby N/A 6 0 Seychelles Saint Louis Suns United
20 3MF Karl Hall (1988-07-04) July 4, 1988 (age 26) 4 1 Seychelles St Michel United FC
19 3MF Dine Suzette N/A 1 0
9 4FW Nelson Laurence (1984-10-19) October 19, 1984 (age 30) 11 2 Seychelles St Michel United FC
11 4FW Alpha Baldé (1973-02-25) February 25, 1973 (age 41) 11 1 Seychelles Saint Louis Suns United
18 4FW Wilnes Brutus (1986-01-13) January 13, 1986 (age 28) 10 3 Seychelles St Michel United FC
14 4FW Jude Nancy N/A 1 0
23 4FW Leeroy Corallie N/A 1 0 Seychelles Saint Louis Suns United
21 4FW Gervais Waye-Hive (1988-06-11) June 11, 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Seychelles St Michel United FC

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mugabe, Bonnie (4 January 2008). "Rwanda: Shungu Sacked By Seychelles". 
  2. ^ "Match Report: Kenya vs Seychelles". FIFA. November 15, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Seychelles". National Football Teams. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 

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