Chad's national football team: players, coach, world rankings, nickname
In 1962, the Chadian Football Federation was formed to control its games internationally. Chad's national football team joined the federation but is one of the poorest countries and the team has faced financial difficulties and government interferences. Despite this, the talented team is quickly climbing the ranks. Find out more about Chad's football team here!
Chad's team have brushed shoulders with their government and the team has faced monetary issues. They are slowly but surely rising to the top. In this article, you will find Chad's national football team's roster, including its current coach, and more fun facts!
- Full name: Chad National Football Team
- Nickname: Les Sao
- Managed by: Chadian Football Federation
- Founded: 1962
- Colours: Blue, Yellow and Red
- Federation: CAF
- Coach: Djimtan Yatamadji
- Captain: Ezechiel N'Douassel
- Most caps: Ezechiel N'Douassel (45)
- Top Scorer: Ezechiel N'Douassel (14 goals)
- Trophies: 1
- FIFA ranking: 180 (as of December 2021)
- World Cup Appearance: Never qualified
- Stadium: Stade Idriss Mahamat Ouya
Chad's national football team history
Les Sao mostly participated in African friendly matches and minor cups. Their first-ever game was in L'Amitie Tournament against Liberia in Senegal in 1963. The result was a 2-1 defeat to Liberia. They did not qualify for either Continental competitions or World cup campaigns until the early 1990s.
Les Sao has lost in most of their African Cup of Nations qualifiers games, thus disqualifying them to participate. As a result, the team has never qualified in the World Cup and AFCON.
Withdrawal from the African Cup of Nations campaign
This announcement came up, nullifying the results of their previous games in the group stage against Egypt, Tanzania and Nigeria. In March 2016, Les Sao withdrew from African Cup of Nations qualifications following the announcement. They were subsequently banned from participating in official games for over three years until September 2019.
"Accordingly, following the decision of Caf Executive Committee dated January 15 2015, any group reduced to three teams following the withdrawal of a team will have only the group winner qualifying for the final tournament".
FIFA ban lifted
Unfortunately FIFA banned Les Sao indefinitely from participating in any global tournament. The ban resulted from the country's government interference in running the Les Sao by dissolving the Chadian Football Federation.
The suspension was lifted before the following FIFA congress announcement that is set to take place in May 2022.
“Chad have been readmitted to international football after FIFA on Tuesday ended a suspension that had lasted six months. Following the lifting of the suspension, a joint Fifa-Caf mission will be deployed to N’Djamena without delay to follow up on discussions with the Federation and the Chadian government,” said FIFA.
Who is Chad's national football team's current captain and coach?
Below are summaries of the captain Ezechiel N'douassel and the coach Djimtan Yatamadji:
Chad national football team's captain
Here is the profile for Les Sao's captain.
Ezechiel N'douassel's profile summary
- Full name: Ezechiel N'douassel
- Date of birth: April 22, 1988
- Age: 33 (as of 2022)
- Place of birth: N'Djamena, Chad
- Height in inches: 6'3"
- Height in centimetres: 190
- Position(s): Striker
- Current team: Bhayangkara Solo FC
Chad's national football team's coach
Have a look at the profile of the Les Sao's coach
Djimtan Yatamadji's profile summary
- Full name: Djimtan Yatamadji
- Date of birth: February 16, 1968
- Age: 53 in January 2022
- Place of birth: Chad
- Nationality: TCD
- Height in inches: 5'9"
- Height in centimetres: 175.26
Who is Chad's national football team?
Despite FIFA banning Les Sao from participating in official games, here is their current squad.
- Gabin Allambatnan
- Mathieu Adoassou
- Serge Diguel
- Bechir Seid Djimet
- Ahmat Abderamane
- Constant Madtoingué
- Collyns Laokandi
- Aubin Mbaïgolmem
- Abdelaziz Issa
- Brahim Ngaroudal
- Éric Mbangossoum
- Roméo Otodjibaye
- Joël Djingar
- Aboubakar Abderahim
- Mahamat Labbo
- Bakhit Djibrine
- Yaya Kerim
- Marius Mouandilmadji
- Brahim Mahamat
- Casimir Ninga
- Ezechiel N'Douassel
Chad's national football team world ranking
According to FIFA, they are ranked 180 globally.
In 2014, Chad's national football team won the CEMAC Cup (Central African Economic and Monetary Community). They previously also finished as runners-up in the same tournament. The team has a lot to offer and is taking the football world by storm.
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