Chad women's national football team

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Association Fédération Tchadienne de Football
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)

Chad women's national football team does not officially exist, lacking any FIFA recognition, having not played in any FIFA recognised matches and failing to have competed in major regional and international competitions.


In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women's national football team.[1] A women's football programme was first organised in Chad in 1986. In 2009 though, there was no school, university or national competition for women though there are 38 teams for junior women and 32 for senior women. Beyond this, there was no FIFA recognised senior national or FIFA recognised youth teams.[2] A national team has not not play in a single FIFA sanctioned match,[3] competed at the Women's World Cup,[4] played in the 2010 African Women's Championships during the preliminary rounds,[5] or the 2011 All Africa Games.[6] In March 2012, the team was not ranked in the world by FIFA.[7]

Background and development[edit]

The development of women's football on the continent has been lacking a result of several factors, including limited access to education, poverty amongst women in the wider society, and fundamental inequality present in the society that occasions female human rights abuses.[8] Funding also in an impediment, with most funding for women's football in Africa coming from FIFA instead of the national football association.[9] If quality female footballers do develop, many leave the continent seeking greater opportunity in Northern Europe or the United States.[9]

With a FIFA trigramme of CHA,[10] Chad has limited female participation in football having only 1,010 registered female footballers in 2006.[11] Rights to broadcast the 2011 Women's World Cup in the country were bought by the African Union of Broadcasting.[12]


  1. ^ Chrös McDougall (1 January 2012). Soccer. ABDO. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-61783-146-1. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Goal! Football: Chad" (PDF). FIFA. 21 April 2009. p. 3. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chad: Fixtures and Results". FIFA. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  4. ^ Ballard, John; Suff, Paul (1999). The dictionary of football : the complete A-Z of international football from Ajax to Zinedine Zidane. London: Boxtree. p. 121. ISBN 0752224344. OCLC 59442612. 
  5. ^ "Fixtures - African Women Championship 2010 - CAF". Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Groups & standings - All Africa Games women 2011 - CAF". Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  7. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  8. ^ Jean Williams (15 December 2007). A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women's Football. Berg. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-84520-674-1. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Gabriel Kuhn (24 February 2011). Soccer Vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics. PM Press. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-60486-053-5. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Tom Dunmore (16 September 2011). Historical Dictionary of Soccer. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-7188-5. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  11. ^ FIFA (2006). "Women's Football Today" (PDF). Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011TM Media Rights Licensees" (PDF). FIFA. 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2012.