About CAF – Confederation of African Football

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CAF – the Confederation of African Football is the administrative and controlling body for association football in Africa. It is one of six continental confederations of world football’s governing body FIFA.

CAF was founded on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum and is currently headquartered in 6th of October City, near Cairo in Egypt.

Issa Hayatou is the current president of CAF.

Suketu Patel is the 1st Vice-President, Almamy Kabele Camara is the 2nd Vice-President while Hicham El Amrani is the Secretary General.

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.

CAF is one of the biggest of six continental confederations of FIFA which currently has 56 associations, 54 full members beside Zanzibar and Réunion Island as associates.

CAF Members :


 Burkina Faso
 Cape Verde
 Central African Republic
 Ivory Coast
 Congo DR
 Equatorial Guinea
 São Tomé and Príncipe
 Sierra Leone
 South Africa
 South Sudan

Zanzibar and Réunion Island are associate members of CAF but not FIFA member.


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