Central African Republic national football team

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Central African Republic Central African Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Fauves
(The Wild Beasts)
Association Fédération Centrafricaine de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coach Blaise Kopogo[1]
Captain Foxi Kéthévoama
Home stadium Barthélémy Boganda Stadium
FIFA code CTA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 108 Decrease 4 (9 February 2017)
Highest 49 (October 2012)
Lowest 202 (July–September 2009, March–August 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 133 (21 December 2016)
Highest 109 (8 September 2012)
Lowest 164 (2007-2009)
First international
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)[2]
Biggest win
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)
Biggest defeat
 Ivory Coast 11–0 Central African Republic 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]

  • 1930 to 1974Did not enter
  • 1978Withdrew
  • 1982Disqualified during qualifying
  • 1986 to 1998Did not enter
  • 2002Did not qualify
  • 2006 to 2010Withdrew
  • 2014Did not qualify
  • 2018Did not qualify

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad has been selected for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Madagascar in March 2016.

Caps & goals as of 28 March 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Geoffrey Lembet (1988-09-23) September 23, 1988 (age 28) 19 0 France Auxerre
1 1GK Prince Samolah (1985-09-05) September 5, 1985 (age 31) 6 0 Central African Republic Espérance
21 1GK Yannick Chembou (1994-08-07) August 7, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Equatorial Guinea Vegetarianos

6 2DF Franklin Anzité (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 31) 25 0 Vietnam Long An
3 2DF Brice Zimbori-Auzingoni (1989-05-22) May 22, 1989 (age 27) 20 2 Republic of the Congo Léopards
4 2DF Salif Kéïta (1990-04-10) April 10, 1990 (age 26) 18 2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe
9 2DF Thérence Kéthévoama (1989-09-07) September 7, 1989 (age 27) 18 0 Central African Republic Tempête
6 2DF Kelly Youga (1985-09-22) September 22, 1985 (age 31) 13 0 Free Agent
13 2DF Fernander Kassaï (1987-07-01) July 1, 1987 (age 29) 12 0 Kazakhstan Tobol
14 2DF Parfait Tamboulas (1995-04-29) April 29, 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Central African Republic Olympic Real

5 3MF Èloge Enza-Yamissi (captain) (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 34) 16 0 France Valenciennes
16 3MF Vianney Mabidé (1988-08-31) August 31, 1988 (age 28) 14 3 Morocco Moghreb Tétouan
17 3MF Gervais Kago (1987-12-19) December 19, 1987 (age 29) 13 0 Cameroon Les Astres
19 3MF Amores Dertin (1991-01-22) January 22, 1991 (age 26) 10 0 Gabon Sapins
20 3MF Junior Gourrier (1992-04-12) April 12, 1992 (age 24) 6 2 Central African Republic DFC8

10 4FW Foxi Kéthévoama (1986-05-30) May 30, 1986 (age 30) 27 3 Turkey Balıkesirspor
4FW 7Hilaire Momi (1990-03-16) March 16, 1990 (age 27) 20 6 Belgium Seraing United
15 4FW Eudes Dagoulou (1990-02-09) February 9, 1990 (age 27) 15 0 Algeria Sétif
12 4FW Moussa Limane (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 (age 24) 6 2 Kazakhstan Caspiy
11 4FW Demba Malick (1995-04-20) April 20, 1995 (age 21) 2 1 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
18 4FW Jésus Konnsimbal (1992-03-03) March 3, 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Slovakia Zlaté Moravce – Vráble
2 4FW Cheikh Abdu (1997-11-27) November 27, 1997 (age 19) 3 1 Japan Kashima Antlers

Recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Emmanuel Yezzoat (1986-06-21) 21 June 1986 (age 30) 3 0 Gabon Mounana
22 1GK Ulrich Gondje (1990-07-13) 13 July 1990 (age 26) 0 0 Central African Republic DFC8
12 2DF Manassé Enza-Yamissi (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989 (age 27) 11 0 Portugal Gil Vicente
19 2DF Ali Calvin Tolmbaye (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 30) 5 0 Hungary Békéscsaba
17 2DF Amos Youga (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 24) 1 0 France Vannes
13 3MF David Manga (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 28) 9 2 Bulgaria Beroe Stara Zagora
8 3MF Audin Boutou (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 27) 8 0 Central African Republic DFC8
17 3MF Ferdinand Kémo (1990-07-15) 15 July 1990 (age 26) 6 0 Tanzania Simba
21 3MF Mamadi Saoudi (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 28) 3 0 Central African Republic SCAF Bangui
23 3MF Ralph Kottoy (1992-02-09) 9 February 1992 (age 25) 0 0 France Sainte-Geneviève
23 4FW Habib Habibou (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 29) 0 0 France Rennes

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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