Confederation of African Football

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Confederation of African Football
Confederation of African Football logo.svg
CAF.svg
AbbreviationCAF
Formation10 February 1957;62 years ago (1957-02-10)
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters 6th of October City, Cairo, Egypt
Region served
Africa (CAF)
Membership
56 member associations
Official language
English, French, Arabic
Secretary General
Amr Fahmy
Ahmad Ahmad
Parent organization
FIFA
Website www.cafonline.com

The Confederation of African Football or CAF (French: Confédération Africaine de Football) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.

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CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs continental, national, and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions.

Africa The second largest and second most-populous continent, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.

CAF is the biggest of the six continental confederations of FIFA. Since the expansion of the number of teams at the World Cup finals to 32 in 1998, CAF has been allocated five places, though this was expanded to six for the 2010 tournament in South Africa, to include the hosts.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

1998 FIFA World Cup 16th FIFA World Cup, held in France in 1998

The 1998 FIFA World Cup was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The country was chosen as the host nation by FIFA for the second time in the history of the tournament, defeating Morocco in the bidding process. It was the second time that France staged the competition and the ninth time that it was held in Europe. It was the first World Cup to be held under the presidency of Sepp Blatter.

CAF was established on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan, [1] by Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese [2] FAs, following former discussions between the Egyptian, Somali, South African and Sudanese FAs earlier on 7 June 1956 at the Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Its first headquarters was situated in Khartoum for some months until a fire outbreak in the offices of the Sudanese Football Association when the organization moved near Cairo, Egypt. Youssef Mohamad was the first general secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem the president. Since 2002, the administrative center has been located in 6th of October City, Cairo, Egypt. CAF currently has 56 member associations: 54 are full members, while Zanzibar and Réunion are associate members (see the CAF Members and Zones section below).

Khartoum City in Sudan

Khartoum or Khartum is the capital and largest city of Sudan. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran. The main Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

Sudan Country in Northeast Africa

Sudan or the Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It has a population of 43 million people and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. Since 2011, Sudan is the scene of ongoing military conflict in its regions South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

The Egyptian Football Association is the governing body of football in Egypt. It was founded on 3 December 1921, joined FIFA in 1923, and CAF in 1957. It organises the football league, the Egyptian Premier League, the Egypt national football team and the Egypt women's national football team. It is based in Cairo.

The current CAF President is Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar, who was elected on 16 March 2017. [3] The 1st Vice-President is Amaju Melvin Pinnick from Nigeria, the 2nd Vice-President is called Constant Omari Selemani from RD Congo and the 3rd Vice-President is Fouzi Lekjaa from Morocco. [4] Current CAF General Secretary is Egyptian Amr Fahmy since 16 November 2017. [5]

Ahmad Ahmad is a Malagasy football administrator. He became a politician after being both a football player and coach in his younger days. Since February 2003, he serves as the president of Malagasy Football Federation and currently in his third period of office.

History

Current leaders

NamePosition
Flag of Madagascar.svg Ahmad Ahmad President
Flag of Nigeria.svg Amaju Pinnick Vice President
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Constant Omari Vice President
Flag of Morocco.svg Fouzi Lekjaa Vice President
Flag of Morocco.svg Mouad Hajji General Secretary
Flag of Egypt.svg Essameldin Agha Acting General Secretary
Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Sherei Treasurer
Flag of Cameroon.svg Junior Binyam Media and Communication Manager

Source: [6] [7]

CAF members and zones

Members

Sahara Niger and Volta-Niger (Zones A and B)   Congo Nile Kalahari Carte Afrique CAF.png
  Sahara    Niger and Volta-Niger (Zones A and B)    Congo    Nile    Kalahari  
African regional federations
   UNAF (North Africa)
   WAFU-UFOA (West Africa)
   UNIFFAC (Central Africa)
   CECAFA (East Africa)
   COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Other federation
Code AssociationNational teamsFoundedFIFA affiliationCAF affiliationRegional affiliation IOC member
Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF)
ALGFlag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1962196319642005Yes
EGYFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2 1921192319572005Yes
LBYFlag of Libya.svg  Libya 1962196419652005Yes
MARFlag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1955196019592005Yes
TUNFlag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1957196019602005Yes
West African Football Union (WAFU-UFOA)
BENFlag of Benin.svg  Benin 1962196219621975Yes
BFAFlag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 1960196419641975Yes
CPVFlag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 1982198620001975Yes
GAMFlag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 1952196819661975Yes
GHAFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1957195819581975Yes
GUIFlag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 1960196219631975Yes
GNBFlag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 1974198619861975Yes
CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1960196419601975Yes
LBRFlag of Liberia.svg  Liberia 1936196419621975Yes
MLIFlag of Mali.svg  Mali 1960196319631975Yes
MTNFlag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 1961197019681975Yes
NIGFlag of Niger.svg  Niger 1962196719671975Yes
NGAFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1945196019601975Yes
SENFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1960196419641975Yes
SLEFlag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 1960196019601975Yes
TOGFlag of Togo.svg  Togo 1960196219641975Yes
Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC)
CMRFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 1959196219631978Yes
CTAFlag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic 1961196419651978Yes
CHAFlag of Chad.svg  Chad 1962196419641978Yes
CGOFlag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 1962196419661978Yes
CODFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 1919196419641978Yes
EQGFlag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 1957198619861978Yes
GABFlag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 1962196619671978Yes
STPFlag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe 1975198619861978Yes
Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA)
BDIFlag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 1948197219721994Yes
DJIFlag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti 1979199419941995Yes
ERIFlag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 1996199819981973Yes
ETHFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 1943195219571994Yes
KENFlag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 1960196019681973Yes
RWAFlag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 1972197819781994Yes
SOMFlag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 1951196219681973Yes
SSDFlag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan 2011201220122012Yes
SDNFlag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 1936194819571975Yes
TANFlag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1930196419641973Yes
UGAFlag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 1924196019601973Yes
ZANFlag of Zanzibar.svg  Zanzibar 3 196519801973 & 2003No
Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA)
ANGFlag of Angola.svg  Angola 1979198019801997Yes
BOTFlag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 1970197819761997Yes
COMFlag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 1979200520052007Yes
SWZFlag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini 1968197819781997Yes
LESFlag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1932196419641997Yes
MADFlag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 1961196419632000Yes
MWIFlag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 1966196819681997Yes
MRIFlag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 1952196419632000Yes
MOZFlag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 1976198019801997Yes
NAMFlag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1990199219921997Yes
SEYFlag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 1979198619862000Yes
RSAFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1 1991199219921997Yes
ZAMFlag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 1929196419641997Yes
ZIMFlag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1965196519801997Yes
Non-regional members
REUProposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion 3 19262004No
  1. ^ – Excluded from CAF and from 1st African Cup of Nations in 1957 due to Apartheid
  2. ^ – Member of UNAF from 2005 to 2009 and from 2011 – Withdrew from UNAF on 19 November 2009 but return on 2011
  3. ^ – Associate members, not part of FIFA. Zanzibar held full membership for four months in 2017, when its status was changed after CAF admitted its membership was an error. [8]

Regional zones

CAF Zone 1 – North Zone

CAF Zone 2 – Zone West A

Cape Verdean Football Federation

The Cape Verdean Football Federation is the governing body of football in Cape Verde. It was founded in 1982, affiliated to FIFA in 1986 and to CAF in 2000. It organizes the national football league and the national team.

Gambia Football Federation

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF), formerly known as the Gambia Football Association, is the governing body of football in Gambia. It was founded in 1952, and affiliated to FIFA in 1968 and to CAF in 1966. It organizes the national football league and the national team.

Guinean Football Federation

The Guinean Football Federation is the governing body of football in Guinea. It was founded in 1959, affiliated to FIFA and to CAF in 1962. It organizes the national football league and the national team.

CAF Zone 3 – Zone West B

Benin Football Federation

The Benin Football Federation is the governing body of association football in Benin. It was founded in 1960, affiliated to CAF in 1963 and to FIFA in 1964. It organizes the national football leagues, including the Benin Premier League, and the national team.

Burkinabé Football Federation

The Burkinabé Football Federation is the governing body of football in Burkina Faso. Their offices are based in the capital city Ouagadougou. The president of the federation is Sita Sangaré.

Ghana Football Association sports governing body

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) was the governing body of association football in Ghana from 1957 to 2018, based in Kumasi. The association was dissolved with "immediate effect", according to Minister of Sport Isaac Kwame Asiamah, on 7 June 2018, amid a corruption scandal.

CAF Zone 4 – Central Zone

CAF Zone 5 – Central-East Zone

CAF Zone 6 – Southern Zone

Competitions

International

The main competition for men's national teams is the Africa Cup of Nations, started in 1957. In 2009, the CAF started organising another competition for men's national teams, the African Nations Championship composed exclusively of national players playing in the national championship. CAF also runs national competitions at Under-20 and Under-17 levels. For women's national teams, CAF operates the Africa Women Cup of Nations for senior national sides and the African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women at under-20 level, since 2008 there is an African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women for under-17 sides.

Club

CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa: the CAF Champions League was first held in 1964, and was known as the African Cup of Champions Clubs (or just African Cup) until 1997; and the CAF Confederation Cup, for national cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by CAF in 2004 as a successor to the African Cup Winners' Cup (begun in 1975). A third competition, the CAF Cup, started in 1992 and was absorbed into the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004. [9]

The CAF Super Cup, which pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup (previously the winners of the Cup Winners' Cup), came into being in 1992.

The Afro-Asian Club Championship was jointly organised with AFC between the winners of the CAF Champions League and the winners of the AFC Champions League. The last Afro-Asian Club Championship took place in 1998.

Current title holders

CompetitionChampionTitleRunner-upNext edition
Clubs
CAF Champions League Flag of Tunisia.svg Espérance de Tunis 3rd Flag of Egypt.svg Al-Ahly 2018–19
CAF Confederation Cup Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek 1st Flag of Morocco.svg RS Berkane 2019–20
CAF Super Cup Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca 2nd Flag of Tunisia.svg Espérance de Tunis 2019
Nations men
Africa Cup of Nations Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 5thFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2019
African Nations Championship Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1stFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2020
Africa U-23 Cup of Nations Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1stFlag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 2019
Africa U-20 Cup of Nations [cc 1] Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1stFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 2021
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations [cc 2] Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2ndFlag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 2021
Africa Futsal Cup of Nations Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1stFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2020
Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 5thFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2020
Football at the African Games Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1stFlag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 2019
Nations women
Africa Women Cup of Nations Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 11thFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2020
African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
5th
9th
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2020
African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
5th
2nd
1st
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
2020
Football at the African Games Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1stFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2019
  1. This competition has been known by four different names, most recently the African U-21 Championship from 2003 through the 2015 competition. The first tournament under the current name of "Africa U-20 Cup of Nations" will tale place in 2017.
  2. From 1995 through the 2015 tournament, the competition was known as the African U-17 Championship. The first tournament under the current name of "Africa U-17 Cup of Nations" will tale place in 2017.

CAF competitions

Sponsors

In October 2004, MTN has contracted a four-year deal to sponsor African football's major competitions. This agreement, which worthed US$12.5 million, was the biggest sponsorship deal in African sporting history at that time. [10]

In July 2009, Orange has signed an eight-year deal to sponsor African football's major competitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but CAF previous year put a value of €100 million for a comprehensive and long-term package of its competitions when it opened tenders for a new sponsor. The deal included the African Nations Cup, the CAF Champions League, the CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF Super Cup, the African Nations Championship and the African Youth Championship. [11]

In July 2016, Total replaced Orange as the main sponsor and has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for a value of €950 million [12] to support ten of its principal competitions, including the CAF Champions League, renamed Total CAF Champions League. [13]

The CAF current main sponsors are:

World Cup participation

Legend

FIFA World Cup

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1930
Flag of Uruguay.svg
(13)
1934
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
(16)
1938
Flag of France.svg
(15)
1950
Flag of Brazil.svg
(13)
1954
Flag of Switzerland.svg
(16)
1958
Flag of Sweden.svg
(16)
1962
Flag of Chile.svg
(16)
1966
Flag of England.svg
(16)
1970
Flag of Mexico.svg
(16)
1974
Flag of Germany.svg
(16)
1978
Flag of Argentina.svg
(16)
1982
Flag of Spain.svg
(24)
1986
Flag of Mexico.svg
(24)
1990
Flag of Italy.svg
(24)
1994
Flag of the United States.svg
(24)
1998
Flag of France.svg
(32)
2002
Flag of South Korea.svg
Flag of Japan.svg
(32)
2006
Flag of Germany.svg
(32)
2010
Flag of South Africa.svg
(32)
2014
Flag of Brazil.svg
(32)
2018
Flag of Russia.svg
(32)
2022
Flag of Qatar.svg
(32)
2026
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Flag of Mexico.svg
Flag of the United States.svg
(48)
Total
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Part of France [14] ×R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4/13
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Part of Portugal [15] ×R1
23rd
1/9
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Part of France××R1
17th
QF
7th
R1
22nd
R1
25th
R1
20th
R1
31st
R1
32nd
7/13
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo [16] Part of Belgium [17] ××R1
16th
×1/11
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt ×R1
13th
××××××R1
20th
R1
31st
3/14
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom×××R2
13th
QF
7th
R1
25th
3/13
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Part of France××××R1
19th
R1
17th
R1
21st
3/11
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Part of France×R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
5/14
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom×R2
9th
R2
12th
R1
27th
R1
27th
R2
16th
R1
21st
6/14
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Part of France×××QF
7th
R1
17th
2/11
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ××××××××××R1
24th
R1
17th
R1
20th
3/7
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Part of France×××××R1
30th
1/10
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Part of France×R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
5/14
Total010000001112223555655544
Firsts

FIFA Women's World Cup

The following CAF members have competed in the following FIFA Women's World Cups. Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

Team 1991
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(12)
1995
Flag of Sweden.svg
(12)
1999
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2003
Flag of the United States.svg
(16)
2007
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
(16)
2011
Flag of Germany.svg
(16)
2015
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
(24)
2019
Flag of France.svg
(24)
2023
Flag placeholder.svg
(24)
Total
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon ×R2
11th
R2
15th
2/7
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast ×××R1
23rd
1/5
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea ×××R1
15th
×1/4
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana R1
13–14
R1
12th
R1
15th
3/8
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R1
10th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
9th
R1
21st
R2
16th
8/8
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ×R1
22nd
1/7

Other international tournaments

Legend

FIFA Confederations Cup

Team 1992
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1997
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1999
Flag of Mexico.svg
2001
Flag of South Korea.svg
Flag of Japan.svg
2003
Flag of France.svg
2005
Flag of Germany.svg
2009
Flag of South Africa.svg
2013
Flag of Brazil.svg
2017
Flag of Russia.svg
2021
Flag placeholder.svg
Total
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon GS2ndGS3
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt GSGS2
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa ×GS4th2
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 4th××GS2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 4th1
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia GS1
Total111111121111

FIFA Futsal World Cup

Nation 1989
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
1992
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1996
Flag of Spain.svg
2000
Flag of Guatemala.svg
2004
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
2008
Flag of Brazil.svg
2012
Flag of Thailand.svg
2016
Flag of Colombia.svg
2020
Flag of Lithuania.svg
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria R11
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt R1R2R1R1R2QF6
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya R1R12
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco R1R12
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique R11
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R11
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe R11
Nations21111233

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

1995
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
1996
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
1997
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
1998
Flag of Brazil.svg
(10)
1999
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2000
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2001
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2002
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
2003
Flag of Brazil.svg
(8)
2004
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2005
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2006
Flag of Brazil.svg
(12)
2007
Flag of Brazil.svg
(16)
2008
Flag of France.svg
(16)
2009
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
(16)
2011
Flag of Italy.svg
(16)
2013
Flag of French Polynesia.svg
(16)
2015
Flag of Portugal.svg
(16)
2017
Flag of the Bahamas.svg
(16)
2019
Flag of Paraguay.svg
(16)
Total Participations
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon R1
14th
R1
16th
2/20
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast R1
11th
R1
16th
2/20
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar R1
14th
1/20
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria R1
9th
QF
6th
R1
12th
QF
6th
R1
12th
Q6/20
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal QF
5th
R1
9th
QF
7th
R1
13th
R1
13th
QF
6th
Q7/20
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa R1
12th
R1
12th
2/20
Total00102111002333333332

Summer Olympics

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Men

Nation Flag of France.svg
00
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg
04
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
08
Flag of Sweden.svg
12
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
20
Flag of France.svg
24
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
28
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
36
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
48
Flag of Finland.svg
52
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
56
Flag of Italy.svg
60
Flag of Japan.svg
64
Flag of Mexico.svg
68
Flag of Germany.svg
72
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
76
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
80
Flag of the United States.svg
84
Flag of South Korea.svg
88
Flag of Spain.svg
92
Flag of the United States.svg
96
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
00
Flag of Greece.svg
04
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
08
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
12
Flag of Brazil.svg
16
Flag of Japan.svg
20
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Part of France8142
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Part of France11183
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt [18] 884=9=11=9124812811
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Part of France61
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Part of France121
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Part of the United Kingdom712163896
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Part of France111
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Part of France51
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Part of France138121516=10117
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom14131518237
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Part of France6-1
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Banned because of apartheid11132
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Part of the United Kingdom151
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Part of France151314124
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Part of the United KingdomRHO1552
Total nations325111422171618251116141616131616161616161616161616

Women

Nation Flag of the United States.svg
96
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
00
Flag of Greece.svg
04
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
08
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
12
Flag of Brazil.svg
16
Flag of Japan.svg
20
Years
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 121
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 86113
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 10102
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 121
Total nations881012121212

Rankings

Confederation of African Football

This graph shows the time periods each (male) national football team has been at the highest ranked CAF member on the FIFA World Rankings.

Beach soccer national teams

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). Top ten, last updated 12 March 2018

CAF BSWW CountryPoints
112Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1084
217Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 782
320Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 720
424Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 609
534Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 339
641Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 330
757Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 177
866Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 125
968Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 117
1069Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 115

CAF overall ranking of African clubs titles

The following clubs are the top 10 clubs in CAF competitions.

PosClubTitlesTrophies won
1 Flag of Egypt.svg Al Ahly SC 208 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 4 African Cup Winners' Cup, 6 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
2 Flag of Egypt.svg Zamalek SC 125 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Super Cup, 2 Afro-Asian Club Championship
3 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 115 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Super Cup
4 Flag of Tunisia.svg Étoile du Sahel 91 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 African Cup Winners' Cup, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 2 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup
5 Flag of Morocco.svg Raja Casablanca 83 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
6 Flag of Tunisia.svg ES Tunis 73 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
7 Flag of Algeria.svg JS Kabylie 62 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Cup
8 Flag of Morocco.svg Wydad Casablanca 52 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
9 Flag of Algeria.svg ES Sétif 42 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Flag of Cameroon.svg Canon Yaoundé 43 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup
Flag of Nigeria.svg Enyimba F.C. 42 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Super Cup
Flag of Tunisia.svg CS Sfaxien 43 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup
Update as of 21 February 2015 in chronological order.

CAF overall ranking of African clubs

Rankings are calculated by the CAF based on points gathered by African teams throughout their participation in international club tournaments organized by either the FIFA, Harrison Campbell, or the CAF since the establishment of the first African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964. [21]

Men's Futsal

CAF FIFA CountryPoints+/-

Women's Futsal

CAF FIFA CountryPoints+/-

CAF Best Footballers of the Century

The voting to select the best of the century refers to three categories: male player, goalkeeper and female player and is obtained from five different steps. The resulting best players and goalkeepers were honored during the "World Football Gala 1999". [22]

CAF Golden Jubilee Best Players poll

In 2007 CAF published the list of top 30 African players who played in the period from 1957 to 2007, as part of the celebration of CAF's 50th anniversary, ordered according to an online poll. [23]

01. Flag of Cameroon.svg Roger Milla
02. Flag of Egypt.svg Mahmoud El Khatib
03. Flag of Egypt.svg Hossam Hassan
04. Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o
05. Flag of Ghana.svg Abedi Pele
06. Flag of Liberia.svg George Weah
07. Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba
08. Flag of Nigeria.svg Nwankwo Kanu
09. Flag of Algeria.svg Rabah Madjer
10. Flag of Zambia.svg Kalusha Bwalya
11. Flag of Ghana.svg Michael Essien
12. Flag of Nigeria.svg Augustine Okocha
13. Flag of Egypt.svg Saleh Selim
14. Flag of Algeria.svg Hacène Lalmas
15. Flag of South Africa.svg Benni McCarthy
16. Flag of Senegal.svg El Hadji Diouf
17. Flag of Morocco.svg Noureddine Naybet
18. Flag of Nigeria.svg Rashidi Yekini
19. Flag of Egypt.svg Hany Ramzy
20. Flag of Egypt.svg Hassan Shehata
21. Flag of South Africa.svg Lucas Radebe
22. Flag of Tunisia.svg Tarak Dhiab
23. Flag of Morocco.svg Mohammed Timoumi
24. Flag of Ghana.svg Anthony Yeboah
25. Flag of Mali.svg Salif Keita
26. Flag of Ghana.svg Karim Abdul Razak
27. Flag of Ghana.svg Samuel Kuffour
28. Flag of Algeria.svg Lakhdar Belloumi
29. Flag of Cameroon.svg Rigobert Song
30. Flag of Sudan.svg Nasr El-Deen "Jaxa" Abbas

CAF's anthem

On 18 September 2007 the CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its Anthem. [24] The CAF anthem is a musical composition, without lyrics, which and reflect the cultural patrimony and African music. The duration of the anthem is 74 seconds. The chosen anthem was first published to the site on 16 January 2008. The usage of the anthem and its composer are still unknown.

Announced 18 September 2007

CAF resolutions

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