Football in the Central African Republic
Governing bodyCentral African Football Federation
National team(s)men's national team
Club competitions
International competitions

Football is the number one sport in the Central African Republic.[1][2] The national association has made conscious efforts to participate in all of the top international and regional championships.[3][4] A 2-0 win over Ivory Coast in the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations in 1972 still ranks as the nation's most significant success, although the return leg ended in a 4-1 defeat.

League system

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Division 1
12 clubs
2 Division 2
16 clubs


  1. ^ Doyle, Paul (2011-03-25). "Central African Republic aiming to put themselves on the footballing map | Paul Doyle | Football". Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Central African Republic win first World Cup qualifier". 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  3. ^ "Central African football stars keen to return home | Football - News |". 2013-03-25. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  4. ^ "Soccer-Central African Republic pull off shock win in Egypt - Chicago Tribune". 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2013-12-02.