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Horoya AC
Full nameHoroya Athletic Club
Founded1975; 49 years ago (1975)
GroundStade du 28 Septembre
PresidentAntonio Souaré[1]
ManagerLappé Bangoura
LeagueLigue 1 Pro
2022–232nd place
WebsiteClub website

Horoya Athletic Club, also known as Horoya Conakry or H.A.C., is a Guinean professional football club based in Conakry, Guinea. The club plays in the Ligue 1 Pro,[2] the top tier in the Guinean football league system. It was founded in 1975.


In 2014, they eliminated the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup runner-up Raja Casablanca in the second qualifying round of the 2014 CAF Champions League.[3]

In 2018, after finishing second in the group stage of the CAF Champions League, the club reached the quarter-finals for the first time in its history, where it lost against Al Ahly SC 4–0 on aggregate (0–0 in Conakry and 4–0 in Cairo).

Club identity[edit]

The name Horoya means Liberty or Freedom in both Guinea's local and Arabic languages. The word comes from the huge and significant Arabic influence on Guinean society.

Home shirt[edit]

Its Home shirt colours are red and white. The red, symbol of blood of the martyrs for the independence struggle and white for great purity and hope.






The Conakry Derby, is a football match between Guinean clubs Horoya AC and Santoba FC. It is a match between arguably the two most successful clubs in Guinea.

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1997 – first round
1998 – second round
1999 – first round
2009 – champion

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 November 2021[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Guinea GUI Sékou Sylla
3 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD El Jireh Nsingani
4 DF Guinea GUI Ibrahima Sow
5 DF Mali MLI Boubacar Samassekou
6 MF Guinea GUI Ismaël Camara
7 MF Guinea GUI Naby Soumah
8 MF Guinea GUI Alseny Soumah
9 FW Guinea GUI Daouda Camara
11 MF Guinea GUI Alassane Mendy
13 DF Guinea GUI Alseny Camara
14 DF Mali MLI Issaka Samaké
15 FW Guinea GUI Gnagna Barry
16 GK Guinea GUI Modibo Touré
17 MF Guinea GUI Abdoulaye Bamba
18 DF Guinea GUI Fode Camara
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Guinea GUI Moussa Camara
23 DF Guinea GUI Ibrahima Sory Doumbouya
25 DF Guinea GUI Ibrahima Condé
26 MF Guinea GUI Sory Sidibé
27 DF Guinea GUI Abou Mangué
28 MF Guinea GUI Mohamed Coumbassa
29 FW Guinea GUI Boniface Haba
30 FW Guinea GUI Fodé Diabaté
31 FW Guinea GUI Sekou Keita
33 DF Guinea GUI Samuel Conté
35 GK Sierra Leone SLE Mohamed Kamara
38 FW Guinea GUI Sory Traoré

Notable coaches[edit]


  1. ^ Le Horoya AC de Conakry se renforce avec cinq nouvelles recrues Archived 2013-12-11 at the Wayback Machine – starafrica.com
  2. ^ Satellite FC face à Horoya AC pour le titre de champion de football de Guinée Archived 2013-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Liga dos Campeões: Vice-campeão mundial, Raja Casablanca é precocemente eliminado de torneio continental" (in Portuguese). FutNet. 9 March 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ David Goldblatt (1 August 2003). World Soccer Yearbook 2003-4: The Complete Guide to the World Game. Dk Pub. ISBN 978-0-7894-9654-6. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Horoya AC Squad". 6 March 2016. Archived from the original on 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  6. ^ Football : le Horoya AC de Conakry remporte la coupe nationale et réalise le doublé. Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Patrice Neveu va succéder à Victor Zvunka". 13 October 2018. Archived from the original on 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2018-12-26.

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