Chad national football team

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Chad
Nickname(s) Les Sao
Association Fédération Tchadienne de Football
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Rigobert Song
Captain Ezechiel N'Douassel [1]
Home stadium Stade Nacional
FIFA code CHA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 114 Increase 22 (3 December 2015)
Highest 112 (March 2012, June 2012)
Lowest 190 (June 1997)
First international
 Chad 2–2 Niger 
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 25, 1961)

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]

In qualifiers for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Malawi was the opponent once again. Malawi won 2-0 in the first leg at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre but they lost 3-1 in Chad for the game to end three all on aggregate. The Flames went through on away goals rule. Forward Robin Ngalande turned into a savior for Malawi national team when he came off the bench to score a crucial goal in a 3-1 loss at Idriss Mahamat Ouya Stadium in N'Djamena.

Sao will face an uphill task on their way to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Group G, as they’ve been handed strong opposition in Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania. Qualifiers will be played on a home and away basis, the group winners and two best second placed teams join hosts Gabon for finals.

Chad's most popular players today are Ezechiel N'Douassel, Rodrigue Ninga, Marius Mbaiam, Leger Djime, Mahamat Labbo, 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

Recent Chad Results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the list of players for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Egypt, on 6 September 2015.[5]

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Club Debut
Goalkeepers
1
Mbairamadji Dillah (1985-09-18) 18 September 1985 (age 30) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Malawi, 17 May 2014
16
Gerrard Diarra (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 21) Chad CotonTchad N/A
22
Kodion Ange (1996-09-14) 14 September 1996 (age 19) France Metz B [6] N/A
Defenders
3
Morgan Betorangal (1988-08-25) 25 August 1988 (age 27) Algeria MO Béjaïa v.  Egypt, 31 March 2012
5
Kévin Nicaise (1985-04-17) 17 April 1985 (age 30) Belgium Dender v.  Malawi, 29 February 2012
12
Beadoum Monde (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 28) Chad Gazelle v.  Nigeria, 13 June 2015
13
Rodrigue N'Doram (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 28) France USJA Carquefou N/A
14
Constant Madtoingué (1994-09-23) 23 September 1994 (age 21) Chad CotonTchad v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2011
23
Massama Asselmo (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 25) Gabon Bitam v.  Niger, 19 June 2010
Midfielders
2
Léger Djimrangar (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 28) Chad Foullah Edifice[7] v.  Congo, 9 September 2007
4
Herman Doumnan (1982-09-25) 25 September 1982 (age 33) Chad Gazelle v.  Togo, 17 November 2010
6
Nadjim Haroun (1988-06-10) 10 June 1988 (age 27) Belgium Tienen v.  Malawi, 16 June 2012
7
Hilaire Kédigui (1982-09-19) 19 September 1982 (age 33) Chad Foullah Edifice [8] v.  Congo, 8 October 2006
8
Azrack Mahamat (1988-03-24) 24 March 1988 (age 27) Greece Platanias v.  Sudan, 6 September 2008
10
Marius Mbaiam (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 28) France Belfort [9] v.  Angola, 12 October 2003
15
Sanaa Altama (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 25)  Romania FC Petrolul Ploiești v.  Egypt, 06 September 2015
20
Sylvain Idangar (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 31) France AS Lyon-Duchère v.  Malawi, 17 May 2014
21
Blaise Tokou  ? France Lyon B N/A
Forwards
9
Karl Max Barthelemy (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 29) [10] Morocco Difaâ El Jadidi [11] v.  Benin, 22 February 2007
11
Ezechiel N'Douassel (captain) (1988-04-22) 22 April 1988 (age 27) Tunisia Sfaxien [12] v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2005
17
Mahamat Labbo (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 27) Belgium R.O.C. de Charleroi-Marchienne v.  Botswana, 26 March 2011
18
Rodrigue Ninga (1993-05-17) 17 May 1993 (age 22) France Montpellier [13] v.  Tanzania, 11 November 2011

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Chad squad in the past 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
Mbaya II Brice (1986-04-19) 19 April 1986 (age 29) Qatar Doha [14] v.  Equatorial Guinea, 8 February 2011 v.  Nigeria, 13 June 2015
Defenders
Natar Aldongar (1992-10-16) 16 October 1992 (age 23) Chad Foullah Edifice N/A v.  Nigeria, 13 June 2015
Cesar Abaya (1984-10-12) 12 October 1984 (age 31) Chad Gazelle v.  Benin, 22 February 2007 v.  Congo, 14 December 2014
Mondésir Alladjim (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 29) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Benin, 22 February 2007 v.  Congo, 14 December 2014
Jules Hamidou (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 28) Switzerland Delémont v.  Mali, 11 October 2008[15] v.  Malawi, 17 May 2014[16]
Maigue Abbas (1984-07-26) 26 July 1984 (age 31) Chad Gazelle v.  Tunisia, 11 August 2010[17] v.  Yemen, 15 April 2014
Sylvain Ndoubam (1987-03-14) 14 March 1987 (age 28) Chad Elect-Sport [18] v.  Botswana, 26 March 2011 v.  Central African Republic, 13 December 2013
Armand Djérabé (1980-09-11) 11 September 1980 (age 35) Chad CotonTchad [19] v.  Sudan, 26 July 2002 v.  Central African Republic, 13 December 2013
Midfielders
Yaya Kerim (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 24) Chad Renaissance [20] v.  Niger, 19 June 2010 v.  Guinea, 6 June 2015
Ferdinand Gassina (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 23) Gabon Mangasport [21] v.  Togo, 17 November 2010 [22] v.  Congo, 14 December 2014
Hassan Hissein (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 23) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Togo, 17 November 2010 v.  Congo, 14 December 2014
Forwards
Esaie Djikoloum (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 24) Chad CotonTchad [23] v.  South Africa, 2 June 2007 v.  Congo, 14 December 2014
Hassane Brahim (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 26) Chad Elect-Sport v.  Yemen, 15 April 2014 v.  Congo, 14 December 2014
Hassane Minandi (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 21) Chad Foullah Edifice v.  Congo, 11 December 2013 v.  Yemen, 15 April 2014

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

As of June 01, 2014

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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