Franchel Ibara

Franchel Ibara ( born July 27, 1989 in Brazzaville) is a Congolese football player. The A -National player of the Republic of Congo is since 2011 in the Democratic Republic of Congo for AS Vita Club under contract.


Ibara played until 2007 in his home for Étoile du Congo, among others in the CAF Champions League. After the World Youth Championship in the summer of 2007 he moved to FC Sochaux in France. When the French first division of the offensive player between 2007 and 2009 came about inserts for the youth team and eight appearances for the reserve team is not out in the Championnat de France amateur. In 2010 he returned to Etoile du Congo, since 2011 Ibara is active in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo for AS Vita Club.

In early 2007 won Ibara with the Congolese U -20 team, the Junior Football African Cup of 2007 in their own country. Ibara transformed it in the last group match against Burkina Faso a penalty to make it 1-0 final score, which also meant the semi-finals. The 1-0 final win before 55,000 spectators against Nigeria Ibara marked again the only goal of the game. Due to this success the team had qualified for the Junior World Cup in 2007 in Canada. With four points from their three group games of the catchment succeeded first knockout round, where they lost against Mexican offspring with 0:3, Ibara was referred here after 48 minutes of the field. During the tournament, he was one of the outstanding players of his team and is highlighted as a " faster and dribbling left midfielder " in the official tournament report.

2008 Ibara was within the qualification for World Cup 2010 his debut in the A- Congolese national team. In the home match against Chad, the 18- year-old was on 22 June in the starting lineup and scored the goal for the 2-0 win. Three months later, he starred in another qualifying match in a 1-0 win over Mali, despite these successes, the team failed to reach the third qualifying round.