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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.

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

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HistoryEdit

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 identityEdit

The name Horoya means Liberty or Freedom in both Guinea's local and Arabic languages.

Home shirtEdit

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.

CrestEdit

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

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)

InternationalEdit

Champion: 1978
Champion: 2009

RivalryEdit

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 competitionsEdit

1997 – First Round
1998 – Second Round
1999 – First Round
2009 – Champion

Current squadEdit

Reserve teamEdit

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

Technical staffEdit

as of 8 December 2013[8]

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

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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