Horoya AC

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Horoya AC
HoroyaLogo.png
Full nameHoroya Athletic Club
Nickname(s)H.A.C.
Founded1975
GroundStade 28 Septembre, Conakry
Capacity25,000
PresidentAntonio Souaré[1]
ManagerPatrice Neveu
LeagueLigue 1 Pro
2017–181st place
WebsiteClub website

Horoya Athletic Club, also known as Horoya Conakry or H.A.C., is a Guinean 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.

History[edit]

Horoya AC won the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1978 only three-year after club foundation. One of its most significant players in the late 1970s and 1980s was Kerfalla Bangoura, who came third in 1979 in the CAF African Player of the Year voting.

In 2012, the club won its first Guinean Super Cup, after a 2–0 win over FC Séquence. The club reached from 2011 to 2013 the title hat-trick of the Guinée Championnat National.[3]

In 2014, they eliminated the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup runner-up Raja Casablanca in the second qualifying round of 2014 CAF Champions League.[4]

In 2018, after finished in the second place in the group stage of the CAF Champions League, the club reached the quarter-finals in the first time of its history, where it loose 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.

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.

Crest[edit]

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Champion: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Record)
Champion: 1989, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 (Record)
Champion: 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Record)

International[edit]

Champion: 1978
Champion: 2009

Rivalry[edit]

The Conakry Derby, is a football match between Guinean clubs Horoya AC and Hafia 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 December 2018[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Khadim N'Diaye
2 Guinea DF Yakubu Hubu
4 Mali DF Marius Hamed Assoko
6 Guinea DF Abou Mangué Camara
7 Guinea MF Naby Soumah
8 Guinea MF Abdoulaye Camara
10 Cameroon FW Jean Francis Ebélé Dipita
11 Burkina Faso MF Abdoul Dramane Nikièma
13 Guinea DF Alseny Camara
14 Guinea MF Boniface Haba
15 Guinea FW Alseny Camara
16 Mali GK Germain Berthé
17 Ghana MF Seyei Sebe Baffour
No. Position Player
18 Guinea FW Sekou Amhed Camara
19 Guinea FW Sekou Keita
20 Nigeria FW Bolaji Sakin
21 Ghana MF Brefo Mensah
23 Guinea FW Joshua Adebayo
25 Guinea DF Ibrahima Aminat Condé
29 Liberia MF Aboubacar Mansaré
30 Ghana FW Ocansey Mandela
31 Guinea DF Mohamaed Lamin Fofana
33 Guinea MF Samuel Conté
35 Chad MF Mohame Ahmed Wonkoye
Ghana MF Patrick Razak
Burkina Faso FW Bassirou Ouedraogo

Reserve team[edit]

as of 8 December 2013[7] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Guinea MF Moussa Kennedy Keïta
9 Guinea MF Mohamed Fadiga
No. Position Player
19 Guinea DF Malick Bangoura
33 Guinea DF Naby Laye Youssouf Bangoura

Technical staff[edit]

as of 8 December 2013[8]

Senegal Amara Traoré Head Coach
Guinea Fodé Layé Camara Assistant Coach
Senegal Aboubacar Touré M'baye general manager
Guinea Issiaga Fadiga Technical Director
Guinea Mamadouba Sinto Camara Intendant
Guinea Yamoussa Soriba Soumah Doctor
Guinea Aboubacar Sekou Bangoura Kiné
Ivory Coast Abdoul Karim Appoto Cissé Physio

Notable coaches[edit]

  • Guinea Mario Diabaté
  • Guinea Pierre Bangoura
  • Guinea Mohamed Dansoko
  • Guinea Souleymane Cherif
  • Guinea Mohamed Lamine Kaba
  • Guinea Mory Conde La Valeur
  • Guinea Kanfory Lapé Bangoura
  • Guinea Mamadouba Sylla
  • Guinea Aboubacar Fofana
  • Guinea Mohamed Zouba Camara
  • Guinea Amara Péle
  • Guinea Mohamed Sylla Leandro
  • Guinea Ibrahima Sory Toure Damas
  • Guinea Issiaga Fadiga
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Théophile Bola
  • Senegal Amara Traore
  • Guinea Kanfory Lapé Bangoura[9]
  • France Victor Zvunka
  • France Patrice Neveu[10]

References[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. ^ Super Cup
  4. ^ "Liga dos Campeões: Vice-campeão mundial, Raja Casablanca é precocemente eliminado de torneio continental" (in Portuguese). FutNet. 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Horoya AC Squad
  7. ^ HAC Archived 2013-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Staffs Archived 2013-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Football : le Horoya AC de Conakry remporte la coupe nationale et réalise le doublé. Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Patrice Neveu va succéder à Victor Zvunka

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