Central African Republic national football team

The Central African Republic national football team, nicknamed Les Fauves, is the national team of the Central African Republic and is controlled by the Central African Football Federation. They are a member of CAF. Despite being traditionally one of the weakest teams in Africa and the world, they recently achieved success. They won the 2009 CEMAC Cup by beating Gabon in the semi-finals and Equatorial Guinea in the final 3–0. Their FIFA ranking rose from 202nd in August 2010 to 89th by July 2011. On 10 October 2010, they earned a shock 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier win at home against Algeria 2–0, which put them top of their qualification group. The team won its first FIFA World Cup qualifier on 2 June 2012 after beating Botswana 2–0 at home.[4][5]

Central African Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Fauves
(The Wild Beasts)
AssociationCentral African Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachFrançois Zahoui
CaptainGeoffrey Kondogbia
Most capsFoxi Kéthévoama (46)
Top scorerHilaire Momi (10)
Home stadiumBarthélémy Boganda Stadium
FIFA codeCTA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 118 Decrease 4 (7 April 2021)[1]
Highest49 (October 2012)
Lowest202 (July–September 2009, March–August 2010)
First international
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)[2]
as Central African Republic
 Mali 4–3 Central African Republic 
(Madagascar; April 13, 1960)
Biggest win
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)
as Central African Republic
 Central African Republic 4–1 Madagascar 
(Central African Republic; December 27, 1962)
 Central African Republic 4–1 Chad 
(Libreville, Gabon; November 8, 1999)
 Central African Republic 3–0 São Tomé and Príncipe 
(Libreville, Gabon; November 13, 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Ivory Coast 11–0 Central African Republic 
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 27, 1961)

Team imageEdit

ColorsEdit

The team uses different kits for home and away games. The kits are currently manufactured by Joma.

HomeEdit

Throughout history, The Central African Republic wore all white kit. But earlier during their first game (1962-164), they wore all red kit. Now their current home color is Dark Red shirt with Dark Red shorts and Black socks.

AwayEdit

The away shirt color has changed several times between a Green shirt with Green shorts and White socks or a Blue shirt with Blue shorts and Red Socks. All Blue kit has been the more frequent choice. Now their current away color is Dark Turquoise shirt with White Shorts and Dark Turquoise socks.

ConservationEdit

In the year 2021, Football Federation Of C.A.R (F.C.F ~ C.A.R) have make their announcement that from starting 2021 and beyond will have special watermark which is the Gorillas.This effort will have more conservation of the Gorillas in C.A.R.. The Gorillas in C.A.R are highly critically endangered.

AchievementsEdit

CEMAC Cup :
  • 1 Time Champion (2009)
  • 1 Time Runners-up (2003)
UNIFAC Cup (1999):
  • Runners-up

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1974 Did not enter Did not enter
  1978 Withdrew Withdrew
  1982 Disqualified during qualifying Disqualified during qualifying
  1986 Did not enter Did not enter
  1990
  1994
  1998
    2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 4
  2006 Withdrew Withdrew
  2010
  2014 Did not qualify 6 1 0 5 5 12
  2018 2 0 1 1 2 5
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 10 2 2 6 11 19

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 to   1959 Part of   France
  1962 to   1968 Not affiliated to CAF
  1970 to   1972 Did not enter
  1974 Disqualified during qualifying
  1976 Withdrew
  1978 to   1986 Did not enter
  1988 Did not qualify
  1990 to   1994 Did not enter
  1996 Withdrew
  1998 Disqualified during qualifying
    2000 Withdrew
  2002 to   2004 Did not qualify
  2006 Withdrew
  2008 Did not enter
  2010 Withdrew
    2012 to   2021 Did not qualify
  2023 To be determined
  2025
Total 0/33

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 17 November 2020 after match against   Morocco[6]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Algeria 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
  Angola 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
  Botswana 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
  Burkina Faso 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5
  Burundi 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Cameroon 9 2 1 6 14 26 −12
  Chad 8 3 1 4 12 11 +1
  Congo 14 1 1 12 12 33 −21
  DR Congo 9 1 1 7 8 30 −22
  Equatorial Guinea 4 0 2 2 6 11 −5
  Egypt 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
  Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
  Gabon 13 3 4 6 13 20 −7
  Gambia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
  Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
  Guinea-Bissau 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
  Ivory Coast 5 1 1 3 5 19 −14
  Kenya 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
  Liberia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
  Libya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Madagascar 5 2 2 1 9 8 +1
  Mali 2 0 0 2 4 7 −3
  Malta 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
  Mauritania 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
  Morocco 5 0 2 3 1 10 −9
  Mozambique 2 0 1 1 1 2 −2
  Niger 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Rwanda 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
  São Tomé and Príncipe 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
  Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  South Africa 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
  Tanzania 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
  Togo 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
Total 117 25 24 68 129 239 −110

Recent resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Mauritania & Burundi on 26 and 30 March 2021.

Caps and goals as of 30 March 2021, after the match vs. Burundi.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Prince Samolah (1985-09-05) 5 September 1985 (age 35) 8 0   EFC5 de Bangui
1GK Elvis Samolah (1988-05-13) 13 May 1988 (age 32) 3 0   AS Tempête Mocaf
1GK Levant Gbawito (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 27) 0 0   Anges de Fatima

2DF Salif Kéïta (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 31) 28 3   SCAF Tocages
2DF Saint-Cyr Ngam Ngam (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 28) 21 0   DFC8
2DF Cédric Yambéré (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 30) 11 0   RWDM}
2DF Sadock Ndobé (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 22) 4 0   AS Tempête Mocaf
2DF Michaël Yangao (2002-01-13) 13 January 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Olympic Real de Bangui
2DF Marc Yapéndé (2002-08-20) 20 August 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Olympic Real de Bangui
2DF Steve Niamathé (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 (age 26) 2 0   Red Star Bangui
2DF Melky Ndokomandji (1997-09-04) 4 September 1997 (age 23) 1 0   Olympic Real de Bangui

3MF Junior Gourrier (1992-04-23) 23 April 1992 (age 29) 22 4   DFC8
3MF Saint-Fort Dimokoyen (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 28) 7 1   Anges de Fatima
3MF Trésor Toropité (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 26) 7 1   AS Tempête Mocaf
3MF Geoffrey Kondogbia (Captain) (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 28) 7 1   Atlético Madrid

4FW Foxi Kéthévoama (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 34) 47 8   Balıkesirspor
4FW Louis Mafouta (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 26) 16 6   Neuchâtel Xamax
4FW Toussaint Gombe-Fei (2001-11-01) 1 November 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Red Star Bangui

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

MF Isaac Ngoma (2002-12-09) 9 December 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Anges de Fatima
MF Wilfried Zahibo (1993-08-21) 21 August 1993 (age 27) 4 0 Unattached
MF Jospin Gaopandia (1999-04-19) 19 April 1999 (age 22) 2 0   Anges de Fatima


INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

FIFA ranking historyEdit

End of each year only

RecordsEdit

As of 17 November 2020[7]
Players in bold text are still active with Central African Republic.

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 April 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ Barrie Courtney. "Central African Republic – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Éliminatoires CAN 2019: La liste des 23 fauves pour affronter la Guinée". Centrafrique Football (in French). Archived from the original on 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  5. ^ "CAR national football team 2018". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams.
  6. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Central African Republic". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Central African Republic - Record International Players". RSSSF.

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