CEMAC Cup

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CEMAC Cup
Founded2003
Abolished2014
Region Central Africa (CAF)
Number of teams6
Last championsFlag of Chad.svg  Chad (1st time)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (3 times)

The CEMAC Cup was a non-commercialised football tournament that included only local league players from the Republic of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon and the Central African Republic. As the local leagues in these six countries are amateur leagues, it was a non-professional competition. However, it is a good competition for recruiters who want to sign new talent in European clubs.

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Chad Country in central Africa

Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. It is the fifth largest country in Africa and the second-largest in Central Africa in terms of area.

Equatorial Guinea country in Africa

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located on the west coast of Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. As of 2015, the country had an estimated population of 1,222,245.

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These countries have also played seven tournaments before, the UDEAC Cup, from 1984 until 1990. After more than a decade, the same countries decided to revive the competition under another name, the CEMAC Cup.

The Central African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC) Cup was an association football tournament contested between countries in Central Africa. The creation of the UDEAC Cup was to mark the 20th anniversary since the formation of the Union but it was considered successful and was played a further six times. The tournament open to the national teams of the Union’s member countries who were affiliated to FIFA.

The tournament is organised by the Central African Football Federations' Union.

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Results

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2003
Details
Congo Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
3 - 2Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
Central African Republic
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
1 - 0Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
2005
Details
Gabon Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
1 - 0Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
2 - 1Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
2006
Details
Equatorial Guinea Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea
1 - 1
(4 - 2 pk)
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
2 - 2
(7 - 6 pk)
Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
2007
Details
Chad Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
1 - 0Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
1 - 0Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
Central African Republic
2008
Details
Cameroon Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
3 - 0Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
Central African Republic
2 - 0Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
2009
Details
Central African Republic Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
Central African Republic
3 – 0Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
2 – 1Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
2010
Details
Congo Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
1 - 1
(9 - 8 pk)
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
Central African Republic
3 – 2Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
2011 Gabon Delayed and then Canceled
2013
Details
Gabon Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
2 - 0Flag of the Central African Republic.svg
Central African Republic
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
3 – 2Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
2014
Details
Equatorial Guinea Flag of Chad.svg
Chad
3 – 2Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
0 - 0
(7 - 6 pk)
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea

Most CEMAC Cup wins

WinsNationYear(s)
3 times Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 2003, 2005, 2008
2 times Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Congo 2007, 2010
1 time Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 2006
1 time Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 2009
1 time Flag of Chad.svg Chad 2014
1 time Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 2013

Official website for 2010 tournament
Overview at RSSSF archives

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