AS FAN Niamey

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AS FAN
Full name Association Sportive des Forces Armées Nigériennes
Ground Stade du Camp Bagagi Iya
Niamey, Niger
Chairman Colonel Djibrilla Hima Hamidou "Pélé"
League Niger Premier League
2011-12 9th
Home colours
Away colours

AS FAN of Niamey (fr. Association Sportive des Forces Armées Nigériennes) is a Nigerien football club based in Niamey and operated by the Nigerien Armed Forces (the FAN). They play at the stade du camp Bagagi Iya, a small stadium in one of Niamey's military bases, although larger matches are played at the stade Général Seyni Kountché. Their current club president is Army Lieutenant Colonel Djibrilla Hima Hamidou (called Colonel "Pélé").

History[edit]

ASFAN has won the Niger League Championship (today's Niger Premier League) only twice: in 1971 and 1975.[1]

The club has reached the Coupe Nationale of Niger final only once: defeating Liberté FC 3-1 on 3 August 1995.[2] From this win they qualified for the 1996 Coupe de l'Union des fédérations de football ouest-africaines (UFOA Cup). Reaching the final on 8 December 1996, ASFAN defeated East End Lions from Freetown, Sierra Leone, making them the only Nigerien football club to have won an international competition.[3]

In 2009 they played in the Niger Premier League. They have entered the top national league every year since 2001, when they were one of fourteen clubs to boycott the championship over the relegation of Zumunta AC.[4] In 2004 the championship was canceled.[5]

Notable former players include Mâazou Ouwo, transferred in January 2008 to Sporting Lokeren in Belgium, who in 2009 moved to CSKA Moscow.[6] ASFAN reportedly received 327 million FCFA for 2008 transfer fees.[7]

In late 2008, they were chosen to compete in the 2009 African Confederation Cup in place of AS Police, who won both the Cup and League in 2008. As no system was previously in place, FENIFOOT chose 2008 League runners up ASFAN over Akokana Arlit, 2008 Cup finalists.[8]

Achievements[edit]

1971, 1975, 2010.
1995, 2009, 2010.
1996.

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2011 - Preliminary Round
2009 - Preliminary Round
2010 - Quarter-Finals

Current squad[edit]

As of May 27, 2010

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Niger GK Losseiny Issa
2 Niger MF Fousseini Traoré
3 Niger FW Mohamed Abdoulaye
4 Niger DF Youssouf Yehiha
5 Niger DF Djibril Moussa
7 Niger MF Hinsa Issoufou
8 Niger MF Sadou Hamadou Aboubacar
9 Nigeria FW Kelvin Louchukwu
10 Niger FW Moctar Chaibou
11 Niger DF Moumouni Abdou Boua
12 Niger MF Hassane Issa
13 Niger FW Hamadou Adamou
14 Niger MF Ibrahim Maidagi
No. Position Player
15 Niger DF Jean Koné
16 Togo GK Adoyi Essofa
17 Niger FW Ali Oumarou
18 Niger DF Ibrahim Boubacar
19 Niger DF Amadou Kader
20 Niger FW Ali Saidou Abdoulmalik
21 Niger MF Idrissa Laouali
22 Nigeria FW Godnows Ezekwe Chima
23 Niger MF Tahirou Idrissa
24 Niger FW Harouna Ali Abdourahamane
25 Niger DF Hamissou Malam
26 Niger GK Adamou Moussa Issa
30 Niger DF Moussa Ouwo

References[edit]