Gazelle FC

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Gazelle FC
Full name Gazelle Football Club
Founded 16 May 1972; 44 years ago (16 May 1972)
Ground Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
N'Djamena, Chad
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Adjib Koulamallah
Manager Mamadou Bodjim
League Chad Premier League
2016 1st

Gazelle FC is a football club from Chad based in N'Djamena. The club currently play in the Chad Premier League, the top flight of Chadian football.[1]

Gazelle FC was founded on May 16, 1972 in the capital city of N'Djamena. The club has won two national titles and six national cup titles.[2]

The club's colours are traditionally black and white.

History[edit]

Founded in 1972, the club played in Chadian second ligue from 1972–1973. In 1973–1974 season, the team secured promotion to the First Division. On May 8, 2007, the club has signed their first sponsorship deal ever, with Sogea Satom. On August 29, 2007, Gazelle has signed their second sponsorship deal, with Ecobank Tchad. Gazelle have won 2 league titles (in 2009 and 2012), 6 national cups, 6 league-cups and 2 super-cups. They were league runners-up 7 times: in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1984, 2003 and 2010. The club has also represented Chad in African competitions in 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002,[3] 2005, 2010[4] and 2013.[5]

Their first appearance at the African cup competition was in 1994 where they lost to Sony Elá Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, not a single goal Gazelle had scored. The remaining three had Gazelle qualifing as cup winner, Gazelle scored their first continental goal in 1998 in a match against Dragons Ouémé, they never defeated that club in its two matches, one had a draw. Gazelle came back in 2001 and faced Sporting Praia of Cape Verde, there, they made their first victory over that club 5-2in 2001, they elevated into the First Round after Sporting Praia withdrew and faced Democratic Congo's AS Saint-Luc and didn't won a match, the club scored two goals. Gazelle appeared for the fourth time in 2002 and defeated Akokana 3-0 in the second match as the first one was scoreless, Gazelle challenged USM Alger from Algeria, the first match was a scoreless draw and lost the second one 1-5. Their next appearance at the cup competition would be the CAF Confederation Cup and faced FC 105 from Gabon, the club lost two matches Gazelle only scored a goal there.

After winning their first championship title in 2009, Gazelle entered the continental championships for the first time in 2010, the club defeated the first match against Bayelsa which was Gazelle's last win,[4] the second one had a two goal draws and Gazelle advanced into the First Round where they challenged against Al Merreikh of the Sudan (now commonly as the Khartoumian Sudan), the club did not won a match and scored 2 goals to three in two of its matches, one had a goal draw and Gazelle was out, Gazelle scored its final goals to date. In their second CAF Champions League appearance and their recent continental competition, the club lost to Egypt's Zamalek in nearly large number of 7 in the first match and Gazelle scored no goal in either to its two matches,[5] the second match was scoreless and was knocked out of the CAF Champions League competition.

Gazelle did not appear in the 2016 CAF Champions League mainly due to financial reasons. Gazelle will be appearing in the 2017 CAF Champions League and making their third appearance.

Stadium[edit]

Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya, also named Stade Nacional, is a multi-purpose stadium located in N'Djamena, Chad.[6] It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 20,000[7] people. It is currently the home ground of the Chad national football team. It is named after former Chadian highjumper Mahamat Idriss (1942—1987).

Uniform[edit]

Its uniform colors for home games is a white shirt with black shorts and shocks and an orange t-shirt and socks with a black shorts for away games. Its uniform colors in 2010 were a dark blue t-shirt and socks with yellow shorts for home games and white clothing for away games.

Home uniform in 2000's
Home uniform in 2010
Away uniform in 2010

Honours[edit]

2009, 2012, 2015, 2016.
1973, 1974, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2012.
  • Chad League Cup: 6
  • Chad Super Cup: 2

Secondary Achievements[edit]

  • 1 Banque BTCD Cup title
  • 1 STEE Cup title
  • 1 SONASUT (Sugar Society) Cup title

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Gazelle's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1993 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary Round Equatorial Guinea CD Elá Nguema 1-1 2-1 2-3
1998 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Chad Cup winners Preliminary Round Benin Dragons FC de l'Ouémé 2-2 0-1 3-2
2001 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Chad Cup winners Preliminary Round Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 5-2 canc.[a] 5-2
First Round Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Saint-Luc 0-1 2-2 2-3
2002 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Chad Cup winners Preliminary Round Niger Akokana FC 0-0 3-0 3-0
First Round Algeria USM Alger 0-0 1-6 1-6
2005 CAF Confederation Cup Chad Cup winners Preliminary Round Gabon FC 105 Libreville 3-1 0-2 3-3 (a)
2010 CAF Champions League Chadian champions Preliminary Round Nigeria Bayelsa United 1–0 2–2 3–2
First Round Al Merreikh 1–1 1–2 2–3
2013 CAF Champions League Chadian League champions Preliminary Round Egypt Zamalek 7–0 0–0 7–0

Positions[edit]

  • 2013: Semifinals (N'Djamena League Cup)
  • 2015: 1st
  • 2016: 1st

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: First Round (CAF Champions League)
  • Best position at cup competitions: First Round (continental)
  • Appearances at the League Cup: 9
  • Total matches played at the CAF Champions League: 6
    • Total matches played at home: 3
    • Total matches played away: 3
  • Total number of wins at the CAF Champions League: 1
  • Total draws at the CAF Champions League: 3
    • Total home draws: 1
    • Total away draws: 2
  • Total losses at the CAF Champions League: 2
  • Total number of goals scored at the CAF Champions League: 5
  • Total matches played at the continental cup competitions 13
    • Total matches played at home: 7
    • Total matches played away: 6
  • Total goals scored at the continental cup competitions: 13
    • CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 10
    • CAF Confederation Cup: 3

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 August 2015

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

No. Position Player
Chad GK Oumar Yangoussou
3 Chad FW Celestin Djembayel
4 Chad DF Fabrice Djimhoue
5 Chad DF Felix Mbaihore
7 Chad FW Ahmed Evariste Medego
8 Chad FW Beadoum Mondé
9 Chad FW Claude Ngueyasra
10 Chad MF Kayber Manga
12 Chad MF Abdoulaye
14 Chad MF Doumnan Herman (Captain)
15 Chad DF Militoh Bemadji
No. Position Player
17 Chad DF Mahamat Djibrine
20 Chad DF Maigue Abbas
21 Chad DF Joel Nadour
23 Cameroon GK Ghislain Mendouga
25 Chad MF Aaron
30 Chad DF Ninga Ndonane
Chad DF Cesar Abaya
Chad DF Baîna Issaka
Chad DF Abbo
Chad DF Abdel Aziz
Chad MF Abou Deco

Notable players[edit]

The club had few national team players like Hilaire Kédigui, Doumnan Herman, Cesar Madalangue and Madawa Macrada.

Management[edit]

Current staff[edit]

As of 10 August 2015.
Name Role
Adjib Koulamallah Chairman
Mamadou Bodjim Manager
Mahamat Allamine Abakar Assistant manager
Alhadji Arabie The steward of the club
Dominique Teinkor Goalkeeping Coach
Saleh Tchéré General secretary
Malick Fomadjo Treasurer
Abderahim Mahamat Zène Worimi Assistant treasurer

Chairmen history[edit]

  • Chad Ageb Lamala (in 2013)
  • Chad Ajib Koulamallah (current)

Managerial history[edit]

Name Nationality From To
Haroune Sabah [8]  Chad
Modou Kouta [9]  Chad
Toukam Julien  Chad 2011 2012
Joseph Mounte [10]  Cameroon 2012 2015
Mamadou Bodjim  Chad 2015 2016
Mahamat Allamine Abakar  Chad since 2016

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sporting Praia Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Leagues and Clubs of Chad". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Chad - List of Champions". rsssf.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.afrique-sport.com/coupcoup2002.htm
  4. ^ a b "Gazelle vs Bayelsa United FC - Live Match - Football : SBS The World Game". sbs.com.au. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b fussball.wettpoint.com, Cpr. "Zamalek SC - Gazelle FC (CHA) Game Result, Statistics on 17/02/2013 - Soccer Database Wettpoint". wettpoint.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.goalzz.com/?showstadiums=1&stadium=4599[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.worldstadiums.com/africa/countries/chad.shtml
  8. ^ "TCHADSPORT - Page 55". centerblog.net. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "TCHADSPORT - Page 28". centerblog.net. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "TELE TCHAD SPORT DU 30 AOUT 2012 SUR TCJHADONLINE.NET - vidéo Dailymotion". dailymotion.com. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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