The principal sports in Chad are football, basketball, athletics, boxing, martial arts and fishing, which is mostly known in Lake Chad. The national stadium is the Stade Nacional in the capital, N’Djamena.
Basketball is a major sport in Chad, especially in the cities. In the last decade, its national team has become increasingly competitive and qualified for the 2011 African Basketball Championship.
Handball League N’Djamena relaunched the championship after the town a derogation of one month to affiliated clubs following a request of the latter in order to be leg.
Every Sunday from December until June, residents of the capital, N’Djamena, gather to watch a dust-filled horse racing spectacle a few hundred meters from the presidential palace. It is an occasion for both the aristocratic elite, pent up in their grand stand, and the poorer general public, sprawled out around the racetrack in a sugarcane induced hysteria.
Although about 1,000 horses compete each season, only 9 people own more than 10 horses in the whole of Chad. Jockey’s can earn a relative fortune in a season while the investment by owners in setting up stables is well over US$60,000 a year.