Confederation of African Football

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

Confederation of African Football
AbbreviationCAF
Founded8 February 1957 (1957-02-08)
Founded atKhartoum, Sudan
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters6th of October City, Giza, Egypt
Region served
Africa
Membership
54 member associations
Official language
English, French, Arabic
Secretary General
Véron Mosengo-Omba
President
Patrice Motsepe
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
5
  • UNAF
  • WAFU
  • UNIFFAC
  • CECAFA
  • COSAFA
Websitewww.cafonline.com

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 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.

CAF was established on 8 February 1957 at the Grand Hotel[1] in Khartoum, Sudan,[2] by Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese[3] 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 54 member associations: 54 are full members, while Zanzibar and Réunion are associate members (see the CAF Members and Zones section below).

The current CAF President is Patrice Motsepe from South Africa, who was elected on 12 March 2021.[4] The 1st Vice-President is Augustin Senghor from Senegal, the 2nd Vice-President is Ahmed Yahya from Mauritania and the 3rd Vice-President is Waberi Souleiman from Djibouti.[5] Current CAF General Secretary is the Swiss-Congolese Véron Mosengo-Omba since 13 March 2021.[4]

CAF's anthem

On 18 September 2007 the CAF launched a competition for all African composers to create its Anthem.[6] 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

Current leaders

Name Position
Patrice Motsepe President
Augustin Senghor 1st Vice President
Ahmed Yahya 2nd Vice President
Waberi Souleiman 3rd Vice President
Seidou Mbombo Njoya 4th Vice President
Kanizat Ibrahim 5th Vice President
Véron Mosengo-Omba General Secretary

Source:[7][8]

Former leaders

Name Position Dates
Constant Omari Acting President 2020-2021
Ahmad Ahmad President 2017–2020
Issa Hayatou President 1988–2017
Abdel Halim Muhammad President 1987–1988
Yidnekatchew Tessema President 1972–1987
Abdel Halim Muhammad President 1968–1972
Abdel Aziz Moustafa President 1958–1968
Abdel Aziz Salem President 1957–1958

CAF members and zones

Members

African regional federations
  UNAF (North Africa)
  WAFU-UFOA (West Africa)
  UNIFFAC (Central Africa)
  CECAFA (Central-East Africa)
  COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Other federation
  UAFA (Arab World)
CodeAssociationNational teamsFoundedFIFA affiliationCAF affiliationRegional affiliationIOC member
Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF) (5)
ALG Algeria
  • Men's
    • U23
    • U20
    • U17
    • U15
    • F
    • BS
  • Women's
    • W U20
    • W U17
    1962196319642005Yes
    EGY Egypt 2
    • Men's
      • U23
      • U20
      • U17
      • U15
      • F
      • BS
    • Women's
      • W U20
      • W U17
      1921192319572005Yes
      LBY Libya
      • Men's
        • U23
        • U20
        • U17
        • U15
        • F
        • BS
      • Women's
        • W U20
        • W U17
        1962196419652005Yes
        MAR Morocco
        • Men's
          • U23
          • U20
          • U17
          • U15
          • F
          • BS
        • Women's
          • W U20
          • W U17
          1955196019592005Yes
          TUN Tunisia
          • Men's
            • U23
            • U20
            • U17
            • U15
            • F
            • BS
          • Women's
            • W U20
            • W U17
            1957196019602005Yes
            West African Football Union (WAFU-UFOA) (16)
            BEN Benin
            • Men's
              • U23
              • U20
              • U17
              • U15
              • F
              • BS
            • Women's
              • W U20
              • W U17
              1962196219621975Yes
              BFA Burkina Faso
              • Men's
                • U23
                • U20
                • U17
                • U15
                • F
                • BS
              • Women's
                • W U20
                • W U17
                1960196419641975Yes
                CPV Cape Verde
                • Men's
                  • U23
                  • U20
                  • U17
                  • U15
                  • F
                  • BS
                • Women's
                  • W U20
                  • W U17
                  1982198620001975Yes
                  GAM Gambia
                  • Men's
                    • U23
                    • U20
                    • U17
                    • U15
                    • F
                    • BS
                  • Women's
                    • W U20
                    • W U17
                    1952196819661975Yes
                    GHA Ghana
                    • Men's
                      • U23
                      • U20
                      • U17
                      • U15
                      • F
                      • BS
                    • Women's
                      • W U20
                      • W U17
                      1957195819581975Yes
                      GUI Guinea
                      • Men's
                        • U23
                        • U20
                        • U17
                        • U15
                        • F
                        • BS
                      • Women's
                        • W U20
                        • W U17
                        1960196219631975Yes
                        GNB Guinea-Bissau
                        • Men's
                          • U23
                          • U20
                          • U17
                          • U15
                          • F
                          • BS
                        • Women's
                          • W U20
                          • W U17
                          1974198619861975Yes
                          CIV Ivory Coast
                          • Men's
                            • U23
                            • U20
                            • U17
                            • U15
                            • F
                            • BS
                          • Women's
                            • W U20
                            • W U17
                            1960196419601975Yes
                            LBR Liberia
                            • Men's
                              • U23
                              • U20
                              • U17
                              • U15
                              • F
                              • BS
                            • Women's
                              • W U20
                              • W U17
                              1936196419621975Yes
                              MLI Mali
                              • Men's
                                • U23
                                • U20
                                • U17
                                • U15
                                • F
                                • BS
                              • Women's
                                • W U20
                                • W U17
                                1960196319631975Yes
                                MTN Mauritania
                                • Men's
                                  • U23
                                  • U20
                                  • U17
                                  • U15
                                  • F
                                  • BS
                                • Women's
                                  • W U20
                                  • W U17
                                  1961197019681975Yes
                                  NIG Niger
                                  • Men's
                                    • U23
                                    • U20
                                    • U17
                                    • U15
                                    • F
                                    • BS
                                  • Women's
                                    • W U20
                                    • W U17
                                    1962196719671975Yes
                                    NGA Nigeria
                                    • Men's
                                      • U23
                                      • U20
                                      • U17
                                      • U15
                                      • F
                                      • BS
                                    • Women's
                                      • W U20
                                      • W U17
                                      1945196019601975Yes
                                      SEN Senegal
                                      • Men's
                                        • U23
                                        • U20
                                        • U17
                                        • U15
                                        • F
                                        • BS
                                      • Women's
                                        • W U20
                                        • W U17
                                        1960196419641975Yes
                                        SLE Sierra Leone
                                        • Men's
                                          • U23
                                          • U20
                                          • U17
                                          • U15
                                          • F
                                          • BS
                                        • Women's
                                          • W U20
                                          • W U17
                                          1960196019601975Yes
                                          TOG Togo
                                          • Men's
                                            • U23
                                            • U20
                                            • U17
                                            • U15
                                            • F
                                            • BS
                                          • Women's
                                            • W U20
                                            • W U17
                                            1960196219641975Yes
                                            Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC) (8)
                                            CMR Cameroon
                                            • Men's
                                              • U23
                                              • U20
                                              • U17
                                              • U15
                                              • F
                                              • BS
                                            • Women's
                                              • W U20
                                              • W U17
                                              1959196219631978Yes
                                              CTA Central African Republic
                                              • Men's
                                                • U23
                                                • U20
                                                • U17
                                                • U15
                                                • F
                                                • BS
                                              • Women's
                                                • W U20
                                                • W U17
                                                1961196419651978Yes
                                                CHA Chad
                                                • Men's
                                                  • U23
                                                  • U20
                                                  • U17
                                                  • U15
                                                  • F
                                                  • BS
                                                • Women's
                                                  • W U20
                                                  • W U17
                                                  1962196419641978Yes
                                                  CGO Congo
                                                  • Men's
                                                    • U23
                                                    • U20
                                                    • U17
                                                    • U15
                                                    • F
                                                    • BS
                                                  • Women's
                                                    • W U20
                                                    • W U17
                                                    1962196419661978Yes
                                                    COD DR Congo
                                                    • Men's
                                                      • U23
                                                      • U20
                                                      • U17
                                                      • U15
                                                      • F
                                                      • BS
                                                    • Women's
                                                      • W U20
                                                      • W U17
                                                      1919196419641978Yes
                                                      EQG Equatorial Guinea
                                                      • Men's
                                                        • U23
                                                        • U20
                                                        • U17
                                                        • U15
                                                        • F
                                                        • BS
                                                      • Women's
                                                        • W U20
                                                        • W U17
                                                        1957198619861978Yes
                                                        GAB Gabon
                                                        • Men's
                                                          • U23
                                                          • U20
                                                          • U17
                                                          • U15
                                                          • F
                                                          • BS
                                                        • Women's
                                                          • W U20
                                                          • W U17
                                                          1962196619671978Yes
                                                          STP São Tomé and Príncipe
                                                          • Men's
                                                            • U23
                                                            • U20
                                                            • U17
                                                            • U15
                                                            • F
                                                            • BS
                                                          • Women's
                                                            • W U20
                                                            • W U17
                                                            1975198619861978Yes
                                                            Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) (12)
                                                            BDI Burundi
                                                            • Men's
                                                              • U23
                                                              • U20
                                                              • U17
                                                              • U15
                                                              • F
                                                              • BS
                                                            • Women's
                                                              • W U20
                                                              • W U17
                                                              1948197219721994Yes
                                                              DJI Djibouti
                                                              • Men's
                                                                • U23
                                                                • U20
                                                                • U17
                                                                • U15
                                                                • F
                                                                • BS
                                                              • Women's
                                                                • W U20
                                                                • W U17
                                                                1979199419941995Yes
                                                                ERI Eritrea
                                                                • Men's
                                                                  • U23
                                                                  • U20
                                                                  • U17
                                                                  • U15
                                                                  • F
                                                                  • BS
                                                                • Women's
                                                                  • W U20
                                                                  • W U17
                                                                  1996199819981973Yes
                                                                  ETH Ethiopia
                                                                  • Men's
                                                                    • U23
                                                                    • U20
                                                                    • U17
                                                                    • U15
                                                                    • F
                                                                    • BS
                                                                  • Women's
                                                                    • W U20
                                                                    • W U17
                                                                    1943195219571994Yes
                                                                    KEN Kenya
                                                                    • Men's
                                                                      • U23
                                                                      • U20
                                                                      • U17
                                                                      • U15
                                                                      • F
                                                                      • BS
                                                                    • Women's
                                                                      • W U20
                                                                      • W U17
                                                                      1960196019681973Yes
                                                                      RWA Rwanda
                                                                      • Men's
                                                                        • U23
                                                                        • U20
                                                                        • U17
                                                                        • U15
                                                                        • F
                                                                        • BS
                                                                      • Women's
                                                                        • W U20
                                                                        • W U17
                                                                        1972197819781994Yes
                                                                        SOM Somalia
                                                                        • Men's
                                                                          • U23
                                                                          • U20
                                                                          • U17
                                                                          • U15
                                                                          • F
                                                                          • BS
                                                                        • Women's
                                                                          • W U20
                                                                          • W U17
                                                                          1951196219681973Yes
                                                                          SSD South Sudan
                                                                          • Men's
                                                                            • U23
                                                                            • U20
                                                                            • U17
                                                                            • U15
                                                                            • F
                                                                            • BS
                                                                          • Women's
                                                                            • W U20
                                                                            • W U17
                                                                            2011201220122012Yes
                                                                            SDN Sudan
                                                                            • Men's
                                                                              • U23
                                                                              • U20
                                                                              • U17
                                                                              • U15
                                                                              • F
                                                                              • BS
                                                                            • Women's
                                                                              • W U20
                                                                              • W U17
                                                                              1936194819571975Yes
                                                                              TAN Tanzania
                                                                              • Men's
                                                                                • U23
                                                                                • U20
                                                                                • U17
                                                                                • U15
                                                                                • F
                                                                                • BS
                                                                              • Women's
                                                                                • W U20
                                                                                • W U17
                                                                                1930196419641973Yes
                                                                                UGA Uganda
                                                                                • Men's
                                                                                  • U23
                                                                                  • U20
                                                                                  • U17
                                                                                  • U15
                                                                                  • F
                                                                                  • BS
                                                                                • Women's
                                                                                  • W U20
                                                                                  • W U17
                                                                                  1924196019601973Yes
                                                                                  ZAN Zanzibar 3
                                                                                  • Men's
                                                                                    • U23
                                                                                    • U20
                                                                                    • U17
                                                                                    • U15
                                                                                    • F
                                                                                    • BS
                                                                                  • Women's
                                                                                    • W U20
                                                                                    • W U17
                                                                                    196519801973 & 2003No
                                                                                    Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) (14)
                                                                                    ANG Angola
                                                                                    • Men's
                                                                                      • U23
                                                                                      • U20
                                                                                      • U17
                                                                                      • U15
                                                                                      • F
                                                                                      • BS
                                                                                    • Women's
                                                                                      • W U20
                                                                                      • W U17
                                                                                      1979198019801997Yes
                                                                                      BOT Botswana
                                                                                      • Men's
                                                                                        • U23
                                                                                        • U20
                                                                                        • U17
                                                                                        • U15
                                                                                        • F
                                                                                        • BS
                                                                                      • Women's
                                                                                        • W U20
                                                                                        • W U17
                                                                                        1970197819761997Yes
                                                                                        COM Comoros
                                                                                        • Men's
                                                                                          • U23
                                                                                          • U20
                                                                                          • U17
                                                                                          • U15
                                                                                          • F
                                                                                          • BS
                                                                                        • Women's
                                                                                          • W U20
                                                                                          • W U17
                                                                                          1979200520052007Yes
                                                                                          SWZ Eswatini
                                                                                          • Men's
                                                                                            • U23
                                                                                            • U20
                                                                                            • U17
                                                                                            • U15
                                                                                            • F
                                                                                            • BS
                                                                                          • Women's
                                                                                            • W U20
                                                                                            • W U17
                                                                                            1968197819781997Yes
                                                                                            LES Lesotho
                                                                                            • Men's
                                                                                              • U23
                                                                                              • U20
                                                                                              • U17
                                                                                              • U15
                                                                                              • F
                                                                                              • BS
                                                                                            • Women's
                                                                                              • W U20
                                                                                              • W U17
                                                                                              1932196419641997Yes
                                                                                              MAD Madagascar
                                                                                              • Men's
                                                                                                • U23
                                                                                                • U20
                                                                                                • U17
                                                                                                • U15
                                                                                                • F
                                                                                                • BS
                                                                                              • Women's
                                                                                                • W U20
                                                                                                • W U17
                                                                                                1961196419632000Yes
                                                                                                MWI Malawi
                                                                                                • Men's
                                                                                                  • U23
                                                                                                  • U20
                                                                                                  • U17
                                                                                                  • U15
                                                                                                  • F
                                                                                                  • BS
                                                                                                • Women's
                                                                                                  • W U20
                                                                                                  • W U17
                                                                                                  1966196819681997Yes
                                                                                                  MRI Mauritius
                                                                                                  • Men's
                                                                                                    • U23
                                                                                                    • U20
                                                                                                    • U17
                                                                                                    • U15
                                                                                                    • F
                                                                                                    • BS
                                                                                                  • Women's
                                                                                                    • W U20
                                                                                                    • W U17
                                                                                                    1952196419632000Yes
                                                                                                    MOZ Mozambique
                                                                                                    • Men's
                                                                                                      • U23
                                                                                                      • U20
                                                                                                      • U17
                                                                                                      • U15
                                                                                                      • F
                                                                                                      • BS
                                                                                                    • Women's
                                                                                                      • W U20
                                                                                                      • W U17
                                                                                                      1976198019801997Yes
                                                                                                      NAM Namibia
                                                                                                      • Men's
                                                                                                        • U23
                                                                                                        • U20
                                                                                                        • U17
                                                                                                        • U15
                                                                                                        • F
                                                                                                        • BS
                                                                                                      • Women's
                                                                                                        • W U20
                                                                                                        • W U17
                                                                                                        1990199219921997Yes
                                                                                                        SEY Seychelles
                                                                                                        • Men's
                                                                                                          • U23
                                                                                                          • U20
                                                                                                          • U17
                                                                                                          • U15
                                                                                                          • F
                                                                                                          • BS
                                                                                                        • Women's
                                                                                                          • W U20
                                                                                                          • W U17
                                                                                                          1979198619862000Yes
                                                                                                          RSA South Africa 1
                                                                                                          • Men's
                                                                                                            • U23
                                                                                                            • U20
                                                                                                            • U17
                                                                                                            • U15
                                                                                                            • F
                                                                                                            • BS
                                                                                                          • Women's
                                                                                                            • W U20
                                                                                                            • W U17
                                                                                                            1991199219921997Yes
                                                                                                            ZAM Zambia
                                                                                                            • Men's
                                                                                                              • U23
                                                                                                              • U20
                                                                                                              • U17
                                                                                                              • U15
                                                                                                              • F
                                                                                                              • BS
                                                                                                            • Women's
                                                                                                              • W U20
                                                                                                              • W U17
                                                                                                              1929196419641997Yes
                                                                                                              ZIM Zimbabwe
                                                                                                              • Men's
                                                                                                                • U23
                                                                                                                • U20
                                                                                                                • U17
                                                                                                                • U15
                                                                                                                • F
                                                                                                                • BS
                                                                                                              • Women's
                                                                                                                • W U20
                                                                                                                • W U17
                                                                                                                1965196519801997Yes
                                                                                                                Non-regional members
                                                                                                                REU Réunion 3
                                                                                                                • Men's
                                                                                                                  • U23
                                                                                                                  • U20
                                                                                                                  • U17
                                                                                                                  • U15
                                                                                                                  • F
                                                                                                                  • BS
                                                                                                                • Women's
                                                                                                                  • W U20
                                                                                                                  • W U17
                                                                                                                  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.[9]

                                                                                                                  Regional zones

                                                                                                                  CAF National League

                                                                                                                  CAF Zone 1 – North Zone

                                                                                                                  •  Algeria
                                                                                                                  •  Egypt
                                                                                                                  •  Libya
                                                                                                                  •  Morocco
                                                                                                                  •  Tunisia

                                                                                                                  CAF Zone 2 – Zone West A

                                                                                                                  •  Cape Verde
                                                                                                                  •  Gambia
                                                                                                                  •  Guinea
                                                                                                                  •  Guinea-Bissau
                                                                                                                  •  Liberia
                                                                                                                  •  Mali
                                                                                                                  •  Mauritania
                                                                                                                  •  Senegal
                                                                                                                  •  Sierra Leone

                                                                                                                  CAF Zone 3 – Zone West B

                                                                                                                  •  Benin
                                                                                                                  •  Burkina Faso
                                                                                                                  •  Ghana
                                                                                                                  •  Ivory Coast
                                                                                                                  •  Niger
                                                                                                                  •  Nigeria
                                                                                                                  •  Togo

                                                                                                                  CAF Zone 4 – Central Zone

                                                                                                                  •  Cameroon
                                                                                                                  •  Central African Republic
                                                                                                                  •  Chad
                                                                                                                  •  Congo
                                                                                                                  •  DR Congo
                                                                                                                  •  Equatorial Guinea
                                                                                                                  •  Gabon
                                                                                                                  •  São Tomé and Príncipe

                                                                                                                  CAF Zone 5 – Central-East Zone

                                                                                                                  •  Burundi
                                                                                                                  •  Djibouti
                                                                                                                  •  Eritrea
                                                                                                                  •  Ethiopia
                                                                                                                  •  Kenya
                                                                                                                  •  Rwanda
                                                                                                                  •  Somalia
                                                                                                                  •  South Sudan
                                                                                                                  •  Sudan
                                                                                                                  •  Tanzania
                                                                                                                  •  Uganda

                                                                                                                  CAF Zone 6 – Southern Zone

                                                                                                                  •  Angola
                                                                                                                  •  Botswana
                                                                                                                  •  Comoros
                                                                                                                  •  Eswatini
                                                                                                                  •  Lesotho
                                                                                                                  •  Madagascar
                                                                                                                  •  Malawi
                                                                                                                  •  Mauritius
                                                                                                                  •  Mozambique
                                                                                                                  •  Namibia
                                                                                                                  •  Seychelles
                                                                                                                  •  South Africa
                                                                                                                  •  Zambia
                                                                                                                  •  Zimbabwe

                                                                                                                  Competitions

                                                                                                                  CAF competitions

                                                                                                                  International

                                                                                                                  The main competition for men's national teams 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 Women's World Cup qualification 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.[10]

                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                  Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
                                                                                                                  National teams (Men's)
                                                                                                                  Africa Cup 2019  Algeria 2nd  Senegal 2021 (held in 2022)
                                                                                                                  African Nations Championship 2020  Morocco 2nd  Mali 2022
                                                                                                                  U-23 Cup 2019  Egypt 1st  Ivory Coast 2023
                                                                                                                  African Games Men's tournament 2019  Burkina Faso 1st  Nigeria 2023
                                                                                                                  U-20 Cup[cc 1] 2019  Mali 1st  Senegal 2021
                                                                                                                  U-17 Cup[cc 2] 2019  Cameroon 2nd Vacant 2021
                                                                                                                  Futsal Cup 2020  Morocco 1st  Egypt 2024
                                                                                                                  Youth Olympic Futsal Qualifying Tournament 2018  Egypt 1st  Angola 2026
                                                                                                                  Beach Soccer Cup 2018  Senegal 5th  Nigeria 2020
                                                                                                                  National teams (Women's)
                                                                                                                  Africa Women Cup of Nations 2018  Nigeria 11th  South Africa 2022
                                                                                                                  African Games Women's tournament 2019  Nigeria 3rd  Cameroon 2023
                                                                                                                  U-20 Cup for Women 2018  Ghana
                                                                                                                   Nigeria
                                                                                                                  5th
                                                                                                                  9th
                                                                                                                   Cameroon
                                                                                                                   South Africa
                                                                                                                  2020
                                                                                                                  U-17 Cup for Women 2018  Ghana
                                                                                                                   South Africa
                                                                                                                   Cameroon
                                                                                                                  5th
                                                                                                                  2nd
                                                                                                                  1st
                                                                                                                   Djibouti
                                                                                                                   Morocco
                                                                                                                   Nigeria
                                                                                                                  2020
                                                                                                                  Club teams (Men's)
                                                                                                                  Super Cup 2020 Zamalek 4th Espérance de Tunis 2020–21
                                                                                                                  Champions League 2020 Al-Ahly 9th Zamalek 2020–21
                                                                                                                  Confederation Cup 2019–20 RS Berkane 1st Pyramids 2020–21
                                                                                                                  Club teams (Women's)
                                                                                                                  Women's Champions League 2021 2022
                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                  Competition Winners

                                                                                                                  Nation Men Women Total
                                                                                                                  Africa Cup of Nations CHAN U-23's U-20's U-17's Futsal Beach Soccer African Games Africa Women Cup of Nations African Games
                                                                                                                  Nigeria 3(4)0(1)17(2)2(2)2(4)1(4)11330(17)
                                                                                                                  Egypt7(2)14(1)13(2)-2--18(5)
                                                                                                                  Cameroon5(2)--1(4)2-1(1)40(4)1(2)14(13)
                                                                                                                  Ghana4(5)0(2)-3(2)2(2)0(1)-11(1)0(3)11(16)
                                                                                                                  Senegal0(2)-0(3)--5(2)1--6(7)
                                                                                                                  Morocco1(1)20(1)1-2(1)----6(3)
                                                                                                                  Algeria2(1)-0(1)10(1)--1--4(3)
                                                                                                                  DR Congo22--------4

                                                                                                                  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.[11]

                                                                                                                  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.[12]

                                                                                                                  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[13] to support ETof its principal competitions, including the CAF Champions League, renamed Total CAF Champions League.[14]

                                                                                                                  The CAF current main sponsors are:

                                                                                                                  Rankings

                                                                                                                  Top ranked men's national teams by FIFA

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

                                                                                                                  CAF overall ranking of African clubs titles

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

                                                                                                                  Pos Club Titles Trophies won
                                                                                                                  1 Al Ahly SC219 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 Zamalek SC135 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 4 CAF Super Cup, 2 Afro-Asian Club Championship
                                                                                                                  3 TP Mazembe115 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Super Cup
                                                                                                                  4 Étoile du Sahel91 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 Espérance Sportive de Tunis84 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
                                                                                                                  6 Raja Casablanca83 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, 1 CAF Cup, 2 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
                                                                                                                  7 JS Kabylie62 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup, 3 CAF Cup
                                                                                                                  8 Wydad Casablanca52 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Cup Winners' Cup, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
                                                                                                                  9 ES Sétif42 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 CAF Super Cup, 1 Afro-Asian Club Championship
                                                                                                                  Canon Yaoundé43 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 1 African Cup Winners' Cup
                                                                                                                  Enyimba F.C.42 African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Super Cup
                                                                                                                  CS Sfaxien43 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.[17]

                                                                                                                  Men's Futsal

                                                                                                                  CAF FIFA Country Points +/-

                                                                                                                  Women's Futsal

                                                                                                                  CAF FIFA Country Points +/-

                                                                                                                  Beach soccer national teams

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

                                                                                                                  CAF BSWW Country Points
                                                                                                                  1 12  Senegal 1084
                                                                                                                  2 17  Egypt 782
                                                                                                                  3 20  Nigeria 720
                                                                                                                  4 24  Morocco 609
                                                                                                                  5 34  Madagascar 339
                                                                                                                  6 41  Ivory Coast 330
                                                                                                                  7 57  Ghana 177
                                                                                                                  8 66  Libya 125
                                                                                                                  9 68  Mozambique 117
                                                                                                                  10 69  Cape Verde 115

                                                                                                                  Major tournament records

                                                                                                                  Legend
                                                                                                                  • 1st – Champions
                                                                                                                  • 2nd – Runners-up
                                                                                                                  • 3rd – Third place
                                                                                                                  • 4th – Fourth place
                                                                                                                  • QF – Quarterfinals (1934–1938, 1954–1970, and 1986–present: knockout round of 8)
                                                                                                                  • R2 — Round 2 (1974–1978, second group stage, top 8; 1982: second group stage, top 12; 1986–present: knockout round of 16)
                                                                                                                  • R1 — Round 1
                                                                                                                  • q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
                                                                                                                  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
                                                                                                                  •    – Did not qualify
                                                                                                                  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
                                                                                                                  •    – Hosts
                                                                                                                  •     – Not affiliated in FIFA

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

                                                                                                                  FIFA World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1930

                                                                                                                  (13)
                                                                                                                  1934

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1938

                                                                                                                  (15)
                                                                                                                  1950

                                                                                                                  (13)
                                                                                                                  1954

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1958

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1962

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1966

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1970

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1974

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1978

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1982

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  1986

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  1990

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  1994

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  1998

                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2002


                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2006

                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2010

                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2014

                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2018

                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2022

                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  2026



                                                                                                                  (48)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Algeria Part of France[18]×R1
                                                                                                                  13th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  22nd
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  28th
                                                                                                                  R2
                                                                                                                  14th
                                                                                                                  4/13
                                                                                                                   Angola Part of Portugal[19]×R1
                                                                                                                  23rd
                                                                                                                  1/9
                                                                                                                   Cameroon Part of France××R1
                                                                                                                  17th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  7th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  22nd
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  25th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  20th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  31st
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  32nd
                                                                                                                  7/13
                                                                                                                   DR Congo[20] Part of Belgium[21]××R1
                                                                                                                  16th
                                                                                                                  × 1/11
                                                                                                                   Egypt ×R1
                                                                                                                  13th
                                                                                                                  ××××××R1
                                                                                                                  20th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  31st
                                                                                                                  3/14
                                                                                                                   Ghana Part of the United Kingdom×××R2
                                                                                                                  13th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  7th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  25th
                                                                                                                  3/13
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast Part of France××××R1
                                                                                                                  19th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  17th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  21st
                                                                                                                  3/11
                                                                                                                   Morocco Part of France×R1
                                                                                                                  14th
                                                                                                                  R2
                                                                                                                  11th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  23rd
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  18th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  27th
                                                                                                                  5/14
                                                                                                                   Nigeria Part of the United Kingdom×R2
                                                                                                                  9th
                                                                                                                  R2
                                                                                                                  12th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  27th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  27th
                                                                                                                  R2
                                                                                                                  16th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  21st
                                                                                                                  6/14
                                                                                                                   Senegal Part of France×××QF
                                                                                                                  7th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  17th
                                                                                                                  2/11
                                                                                                                   South Africa ××××××××××R1
                                                                                                                  24th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  17th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  20th
                                                                                                                  3/7
                                                                                                                   Togo Part of France×××××R1
                                                                                                                  30th
                                                                                                                  1/10
                                                                                                                   Tunisia Part of France×R1
                                                                                                                  9th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  26th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  29th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  24th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  24th
                                                                                                                  5/14
                                                                                                                  Total (13 teams)0100000011122235556555TBD44
                                                                                                                  Firsts
                                                                                                                  • 1934:  Egypt first African team to qualify for the World Cup
                                                                                                                  • 1970:  Morocco first African team to draw a match in the World Cup
                                                                                                                  • 1978:  Tunisia first African team to win a match in the World Cup
                                                                                                                  • 1982:  Algeria first African team to win two matches in the World Cup
                                                                                                                  • 1986:  Algeria first African team to qualify for two consecutive World Cups
                                                                                                                  • 1986:  Morocco first African team to reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen)
                                                                                                                  • 1990:  Cameroon first African team to reach the knockout stage (quarter-finals)
                                                                                                                  • 1994 and 1998:  Nigeria first African team to top a group stage and reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen) in two consecutive World Cups
                                                                                                                  • 2002:  Senegal first African team to reach the knockout stage (quarter-finals) further on the World Cup debut
                                                                                                                  • 2010:  South Africa first African team to host the World Cup
                                                                                                                  • 2014:  Algeria &  Nigeria first African teams to reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen) simultaneously in the World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA Women's World Cup

                                                                                                                  Teams are sorted by number of appearances.

                                                                                                                  FIFA Women's World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1991

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  1995

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  1999

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2003

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2007

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2011

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2015

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2019

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2023


                                                                                                                  (32)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Cameroon ×R2
                                                                                                                  11th
                                                                                                                  R2
                                                                                                                  15th
                                                                                                                  2/7
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast ×××R1
                                                                                                                  23rd
                                                                                                                  1/5
                                                                                                                   Equatorial Guinea ×××R1
                                                                                                                  15th
                                                                                                                  × 1/4
                                                                                                                   Ghana R1
                                                                                                                  13–14
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  12th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  15th
                                                                                                                  3/8
                                                                                                                   Nigeria R1
                                                                                                                  10th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  11th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  7th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  15th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  13th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  9th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  21st
                                                                                                                  R2
                                                                                                                  16th
                                                                                                                  8/8
                                                                                                                   South Africa ×R1
                                                                                                                  22nd
                                                                                                                  1/7
                                                                                                                  Total (6 teams)11222233416

                                                                                                                  Olympic Games For Men

                                                                                                                  Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
                                                                                                                  Team1900

                                                                                                                  (3)
                                                                                                                  1904

                                                                                                                  (3)
                                                                                                                  1908

                                                                                                                  (6)
                                                                                                                  1912

                                                                                                                  (11)
                                                                                                                  1920

                                                                                                                  (14)
                                                                                                                  1924

                                                                                                                  (22)
                                                                                                                  1928

                                                                                                                  (17)
                                                                                                                  1936

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1948

                                                                                                                  (18)
                                                                                                                  1952

                                                                                                                  (25)
                                                                                                                  1956

                                                                                                                  (11)
                                                                                                                  1960

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1964

                                                                                                                  (14)
                                                                                                                  1968

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1972

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1976

                                                                                                                  (13)
                                                                                                                  1980

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1984

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1988

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1992

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1996

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2000

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2004

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2012

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2016

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   AlgeriaPart of France814 2
                                                                                                                   CameroonPart of France1118 3
                                                                                                                   Egypt[22]88491191248128q 12
                                                                                                                   Ivory CoastPart of France6q 2
                                                                                                                   GabonPart of France12 1
                                                                                                                   GhanaPart of the United Kingdom71216389 6
                                                                                                                   GuineaPart of France11 1
                                                                                                                   MaliPart of France5 1
                                                                                                                   MoroccoPart of France138121516=1011 7
                                                                                                                   NigeriaPart of the United Kingdom1413151823 7
                                                                                                                   SenegalPart of France6- 1
                                                                                                                   South AfricaBanned because of apartheid1113q 3
                                                                                                                   SudanPart of the United Kingdom15 1
                                                                                                                   TunisiaPart of France15131412 4
                                                                                                                   ZambiaPart of the United KingdomRHO155 2
                                                                                                                  Total (15 teams)3333333333443433

                                                                                                                  Olympic Games For Women

                                                                                                                  Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
                                                                                                                  Team1996

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2000

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2004

                                                                                                                  (10)
                                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2012

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2016

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Cameroon12 1
                                                                                                                   Nigeria8611 3
                                                                                                                   South Africa1010 2
                                                                                                                   Zambiaq 1
                                                                                                                   Zimbabwe12 1
                                                                                                                  Total (5 teams)0111221 or 2

                                                                                                                  Africa Cup of Nations

                                                                                                                  Africa Cup of Nations record
                                                                                                                  Team
                                                                                                                  (Total 42 teams)
                                                                                                                  1957

                                                                                                                  (3)
                                                                                                                  1959

                                                                                                                  (3)
                                                                                                                  1962

                                                                                                                  (4)
                                                                                                                  1963

                                                                                                                  (6)
                                                                                                                  1965

                                                                                                                  (6)
                                                                                                                  1968

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1970

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1972

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1974

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1976

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1978

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1980

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1982

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1984

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1986

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1988

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1990

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1992

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  1994

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  1996

                                                                                                                  (15)
                                                                                                                  1998

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2000


                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2002

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2004

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2006

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2010

                                                                                                                  (15)
                                                                                                                  2012


                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2013

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2015

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2017

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2019

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                  North Africa Members
                                                                                                                   Algeria Part of France×GS2nd4th3rdGS3rd1stGS••QFGSQFGSQF4thGSQFGS1st 18
                                                                                                                   Egypt 1st1st2nd3rd××3rd3rd4th4th×4th1stGSGSGSQFQF1stQFQFGS1st1st1st2ndR16 24
                                                                                                                   Libya ×××××2nd××××××GSGS 3
                                                                                                                   Morocco ×××GS×1stGS3rd4th4thGSQFGSGS2ndGSGSGSGS••QFR16 17
                                                                                                                   Tunisia 3rdGS2nd×××4th×GSGS2ndQF4thGS1stQFQFGSQFGSQFQF4th 19
                                                                                                                  West Africa Members
                                                                                                                   Benin Part of France××××××××GSGSGSQF 4
                                                                                                                   Burkina Faso Part of France××××GS×××××GS4thGSGSGSGSGS2ndGS3rd 11
                                                                                                                   Cape Verde Part of Portugal×QFGS 2
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast Part of France3rd3rd4thGS••GS×GS3rdGSGS1st3rdGSQFGSGS2nd4thQF2ndQF1stGSQF 23
                                                                                                                   Ghana UK1st1st2nd2nd1stGS1stGS2ndQF4thGSQFQFGS3rd2nd4th4th2nd4thR16 22
                                                                                                                   Guinea FRA••GSGS2ndGSGSGS×QFQFQFGSQFR16 12
                                                                                                                   Guinea-Bissau Part of Portugal×××××××××GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Liberia ×××××××××GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Mali Part of France2nd4th4th4thGSGS3rd3rdGSGSR16 11
                                                                                                                   Mauritania Part of France×××××××××GS 1
                                                                                                                   Niger Part of France××××××××××GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Nigeria ×GS××3rd3rd1stGS2nd2nd2nd3rd1st××2nd3rd3rd3rdQF3rd1st3rd 18
                                                                                                                   Senegal Part of France4thGS×GS4thQFQFQF2ndQF4thGSGSGSQF2nd 15
                                                                                                                   Sierra Leone Part of the UK×××××××GSGS××x 2
                                                                                                                   Togo Part of France×GS×GS××GSGSGSGS••QFGS 8
                                                                                                                  Central Africa Members
                                                                                                                   Cameroon Part of France×GS3rdGS1st2nd1stGS4thGSQF1st1stQFQF2ndQFGS1stR16q 20
                                                                                                                   Congo Part of FranceGS×1st4thGS×QFGSQF 7
                                                                                                                   DR Congo Part of BelgiumGS1stGS4th1stGS××GSQFQFQF3rdGSQFGSQFGS3rdQFR16 19
                                                                                                                   Equatorial Guinea Part of Spain××××××QF4th 2
                                                                                                                   Gabon Part of France×××××GSQFGSGSQFGSGS 7
                                                                                                                  East Africa Members
                                                                                                                   Burundi Part of Belgium×××××××××××GS 1
                                                                                                                   Ethiopia 2nd3rd1st4thGS4thGSGSGS×××××GS 10
                                                                                                                   Kenya GS×GSGSGS×GSGS 6
                                                                                                                   Rwanda Part of Belgium×××××××××GS× 1
                                                                                                                   Sudan 3rd2nd2nd1stGSGS×××××GSQF 8
                                                                                                                   Tanzania ×GS××××GS 2
                                                                                                                   Uganda 4th×GSGSGS2nd×××GSR16 7
                                                                                                                  Southern Africa Members
                                                                                                                   Angola Part of Portugal×GSGSGSQFQFGSGSGS 8
                                                                                                                   Botswana Part of the United Kingdom××××××××GS 1
                                                                                                                   Madagascar Part of France×××××××××QF 1
                                                                                                                   Malawi Part of the United Kingdom×GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Mauritius GS×× 1
                                                                                                                   Mozambique Part of Portugal×GSGSGSGS 4
                                                                                                                   Namibia Part of South Africa××GSGSGS 3
                                                                                                                   South Africa ••Banned because of apartheid1st2nd3rdQFGSGSGSQFGSQF 10
                                                                                                                   Zambia ××2ndGS3rdGS×3rdQF2nd3rdGSGSGSGSGSQF1stGSGS 17
                                                                                                                   Zimbabwe GSGSGSGS 4

                                                                                                                  Africa Women Cup of Nations

                                                                                                                  Africa Women Cup of Nations record
                                                                                                                  Team
                                                                                                                  (Total 26 teams)
                                                                                                                  1991

                                                                                                                  (4)
                                                                                                                  1995

                                                                                                                  (6)
                                                                                                                  1998

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                                                                                                                  2000

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                                                                                                                  2002

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2004

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                                                                                                                  2006

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                                                                                                                  2008

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                                                                                                                  2010

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                                                                                                                  2012

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                                                                                                                  2014

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                                                                                                                  2016

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2018

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2020

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Algeria GSGSGSGSGS 5
                                                                                                                   Angola SFGS 2
                                                                                                                   Cameroon 2nd×4thGS3rd2nd4th4th4th3rd2nd2nd3rd 12
                                                                                                                   Congo ×GSq 2
                                                                                                                   DR Congo 3rd××GSGS× 3
                                                                                                                   Egypt GS××GS 2
                                                                                                                   Equatorial Guinea GS1st2nd1stGS 5
                                                                                                                   Ethiopia GS4th×GS 3
                                                                                                                   Ghana QFSF2nd3rd2nd3rd2ndGSGSGS3rdGS 12
                                                                                                                   Guinea SF× 1
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast GS3rd 2
                                                                                                                   Kenya xxxxGS 1
                                                                                                                   Mali GSGSGSGSGSGS4th 7
                                                                                                                   Morocco GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Mozambique ×× 1
                                                                                                                   Namibia ×GS 1
                                                                                                                   Nigeria 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st3rd1st4th1st1st1st 13
                                                                                                                   Réunion GS 1
                                                                                                                   Senegal ×GS 1
                                                                                                                   Sierra Leone QF×××× 1
                                                                                                                   South Africa 2ndGS2nd4thGS3rd2nd3rd2nd4th4th2nd 12
                                                                                                                   Tanzania GS 1
                                                                                                                   Tunisia GS 1
                                                                                                                   Uganda GS×× 1
                                                                                                                   Zambia ×QFGSGS 3
                                                                                                                   Zimbabwe ×4thGSGS×GS 4

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-20 World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-20 World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1977

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1979

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1981

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1983

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1985

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1987

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1989

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1991

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1993

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1995

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1997

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  1999

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2001

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2003

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2005

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2007

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2009

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2011

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2013

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2015

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2017

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2019

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Algeria ×QF××× 1
                                                                                                                   Angola ××××××R2 1
                                                                                                                   Benin ××××××××××××R1×× 1
                                                                                                                   Burkina Faso ××××××××××R2 1
                                                                                                                   Burundi ×××××××××R1×××× 1
                                                                                                                   Cameroon ×R1R1QFR2R1R2 6
                                                                                                                   Congo ×××××××××××××R2 1
                                                                                                                   Egypt QFR13rdR2R1R2R2R1 8
                                                                                                                   Ethiopia ×××R1×××× 1
                                                                                                                   Gambia ××××××××××R2 1
                                                                                                                   Ghana ××××2nd4thQF2nd1st3rdR2 7
                                                                                                                   Guinea R1××R1 2
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast R1××R1R1×R1R2 5
                                                                                                                   Mali ××××××R13rdR1R1R13rdQF 7
                                                                                                                   Morocco R1R24th 3
                                                                                                                   Nigeria ×R13rdR12ndQF2ndQFR2QFR2R2R2 12
                                                                                                                   Senegal ×××××4thR2QF 3
                                                                                                                   South Africa ×××××××××R1R2R1R1 4
                                                                                                                   Togo ×××R1×××××××× 1
                                                                                                                   Tunisia R1R1 2
                                                                                                                   Zambia ××××××R1R2QF 3
                                                                                                                  Total (21 teams)32222222224544445444444 26

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 2002

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2004

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2006

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2010

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2012

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2014

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2016

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2018

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2021


                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   DR Congo GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Ghana GSGSGSGSGS 5
                                                                                                                   Nigeria GSQFQFQF2nd4th2ndGSQF 9
                                                                                                                  Total (3 teams)1122222222 18

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-17 World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-17 World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1985

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1987

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1989

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1991

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1993

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1995

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1997

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1999

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2001

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2003

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2005

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2007

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2009

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2011

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2013

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2015

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2017

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2019

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Algeria R1 1
                                                                                                                   Angola ×××××R2 1
                                                                                                                   Burkina Faso R13rdR2R1 4
                                                                                                                   Cameroon R1R1 2
                                                                                                                   Congo R1R1R2 3
                                                                                                                   Gambia R1R1 2
                                                                                                                   Ghana R11st2nd1st2nd3rdR14thQF 9
                                                                                                                   Guinea 4thR1R1R1R1X 6
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast 3rdR1R2QF 4
                                                                                                                   Malawi R1 1
                                                                                                                   Mali QFR1QF2nd4th 5
                                                                                                                   Morocco R2 1
                                                                                                                   Niger R2 1
                                                                                                                   Nigeria 1st2ndQF1stQF2ndR11st2nd1st1stR2 12
                                                                                                                   Rwanda R1 1
                                                                                                                   Senegal R2 1
                                                                                                                   Sierra Leone R1 1
                                                                                                                   South Africa R1 1
                                                                                                                   Sudan R1 1
                                                                                                                   Togo R1 1
                                                                                                                   Tunisia R1R2R2 3
                                                                                                                  Total (21 teams)3233332333345444444
                                                                                                                    • Note 1: Original hosts Peru were stripped of the right to host the 2019 event in February 2019.[23]

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 2008

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2010

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2012

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2014

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2016

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2018

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Cameroon ××GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Gambia ××R1×× 1
                                                                                                                   Ghana R1R13rdQFQFQF 6
                                                                                                                   Nigeria R1QFQFQFGS 5
                                                                                                                   South Africa R1GS 2
                                                                                                                   Zambia ×GS× 1
                                                                                                                  Total (6 teams)2333333 20

                                                                                                                  FIFA Futsal World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA Futsal World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1989

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1992

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  1996

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2000

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2004

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                                  (20)
                                                                                                                  2012

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2016

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (24)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   AlgeriaR1 1
                                                                                                                   Angolaq 1
                                                                                                                   EgyptR1R2R1R1R2QFq 7
                                                                                                                   LibyaR1R1 2
                                                                                                                   MoroccoR1R1q 3
                                                                                                                   MozambiqueR1 1
                                                                                                                   NigeriaR1 1
                                                                                                                   ZimbabweR1 1
                                                                                                                  Total (8 teams)211112333 17

                                                                                                                  FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1995

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1996

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1997

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1998

                                                                                                                  (10)
                                                                                                                  1999

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2000

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2001

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2002

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2003

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2004

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2005

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2006

                                                                                                                  (12)
                                                                                                                  2007

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2009

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2011

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2013

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2015

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2017

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2019

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  2021

                                                                                                                  (16)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Cameroon R1
                                                                                                                  14th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  16th
                                                                                                                  2/20
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast R1
                                                                                                                  11th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  16th
                                                                                                                  2/20
                                                                                                                   Madagascar R1
                                                                                                                  14th
                                                                                                                  1/20
                                                                                                                   Nigeria R1
                                                                                                                  9th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  6th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  12th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  6th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  12th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  16th
                                                                                                                  6/20
                                                                                                                   Senegal QF
                                                                                                                  5th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  9th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  7th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  13th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  13th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  6th
                                                                                                                  QF
                                                                                                                  6th
                                                                                                                  7/20
                                                                                                                   South Africa R1
                                                                                                                  12th
                                                                                                                  R1
                                                                                                                  12th
                                                                                                                  2/20
                                                                                                                  Total (6 teams)001021110023333333322

                                                                                                                  FIFA Confederations Cup

                                                                                                                  FIFA Confederations Cup record
                                                                                                                  Team 1992

                                                                                                                  (4)
                                                                                                                  1995

                                                                                                                  (6)
                                                                                                                  1997

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  1999

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2001


                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2003

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2005

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2009

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2013

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  2017

                                                                                                                  (8)
                                                                                                                  Years
                                                                                                                   Cameroon GS2ndGS 3
                                                                                                                   Egypt GSGS 2
                                                                                                                   Ivory Coast 4th 1
                                                                                                                   Nigeria 4th××GS 2
                                                                                                                   South Africa ×GS4th 2
                                                                                                                   Tunisia GS 1
                                                                                                                  Total (6 teams)1111111211 11

                                                                                                                  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".[24]

                                                                                                                  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.[25]

                                                                                                                  01. Roger Milla
                                                                                                                  02. Mahmoud El Khatib
                                                                                                                  03. Hossam Hassan
                                                                                                                  04. Samuel Eto'o
                                                                                                                  05. Abedi Pele
                                                                                                                  06. George Weah
                                                                                                                  07. Didier Drogba
                                                                                                                  08. Nwankwo Kanu
                                                                                                                  09. Rabah Madjer
                                                                                                                  10. Kalusha Bwalya
                                                                                                                  11. Michael Essien
                                                                                                                  12. Augustine Okocha
                                                                                                                  13. Saleh Selim
                                                                                                                  14. Hacène Lalmas
                                                                                                                  15. Benni McCarthy
                                                                                                                  16. El Hadji Diouf
                                                                                                                  17. Noureddine Naybet
                                                                                                                  18. Rashidi Yekini
                                                                                                                  19. Hany Ramzy
                                                                                                                  20. Hassan Shehata
                                                                                                                  21. Lucas Radebe
                                                                                                                  22. Tarak Dhiab
                                                                                                                  23. Mohammed Timoumi
                                                                                                                  24. Anthony Yeboah
                                                                                                                  25. Salif Keita
                                                                                                                  26. Karim Abdul Razak
                                                                                                                  27. Samuel Kuffour
                                                                                                                  28. Lakhdar Belloumi
                                                                                                                  29. Rigobert Song
                                                                                                                  30. Nasr Eddin "Jaksa" Abbas

                                                                                                                  CAF resolutions

                                                                                                                  International top goalscorers

                                                                                                                  As of 30 March 2021

                                                                                                                  This table is for players with 30 or more goals for a CAF national team. Players in bold are still active at international level.

                                                                                                                  Indicates the CAF top scorer.
                                                                                                                  Indicates the top scorer of the respective nation.
                                                                                                                  Rank Player Nation Goals Matches Goals per match Career span
                                                                                                                  1 Godfrey Chitalu  Zambia 79 111 0.71 1968–1980
                                                                                                                  2 Kinnah Phiri  Malawi 71 117 0.61 1973–1981
                                                                                                                  3 Hossam Hassan  Egypt 68 176 0.39 1985–2006
                                                                                                                  4 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast 65 105 0.62 2002–2014
                                                                                                                  5 Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon 56 118 0.47 1997–2014
                                                                                                                  6 Asamoah Gyan  Ghana 51 109 0.47 2003–present
                                                                                                                  7 Abdoulaye Traoré  Ivory Coast 49 88 0.56 1984–1996
                                                                                                                  8 Mohamed Salah  Egypt 45 70 0.64 2011–present
                                                                                                                  9 Ali Al-Biski  Libya 44 35 1.26 1961–1970
                                                                                                                  10 Roger Milla  Cameroon 43 77 0.56 1973–1994
                                                                                                                  11 Alex Chola  Zambia 43 102 0.42 1975–1985
                                                                                                                  12 Hassan El-Shazly  Egypt 42 62 0.68 1961–1975
                                                                                                                  13 Fawzi Al-Issawi  Libya 40 90 0.44 1977–1985
                                                                                                                  14 Akwá  Angola 39 78 0.5 1995–2006
                                                                                                                  15 Kalusha Bwalya  Zambia 39 87 0.45 1983–2006
                                                                                                                  16 Mohamed Aboutrika  Egypt 38 100 0.38 2001–2013
                                                                                                                  17 Rashidi Yekini  Nigeria 37 62 0.6 1984–1998
                                                                                                                  18 Peter Ndlovu  Zimbabwe 37 81 0.46 1991–2007
                                                                                                                  19 Abdelhafid Tasfaout  Algeria 36 80 0.45 1990–2002
                                                                                                                  20 Issam Jemâa  Tunisia 36 84 0.43 2005–2014
                                                                                                                  21 Ahmed Faras  Morocco 36 94 0.38 1966–1979
                                                                                                                  22 William Ouma  Kenya 35 66 0.53 1965–1977
                                                                                                                  23 Moumouni Dagano  Burkina Faso 34 83 0.41 1998–2014
                                                                                                                  24 Dennis Oliech  Kenya 34 76 0.45 2002–2016
                                                                                                                  25 Patrick M'Boma  Cameroon 33 55 0.6 1995–2004
                                                                                                                  26 Ibrahima Kandia Diallo  Guinea 33 56 0.59 1960–1973
                                                                                                                  27 Abedi Pele  Ghana 33 67 0.49 1982–1998
                                                                                                                  28 Ahmed Hassan  Egypt 33 184 0.18 1995–2004
                                                                                                                  29 Emmanuel Adebayor  Togo 32 87 0.37 2000–present
                                                                                                                  30 Islam Slimani  Algeria 31 70 0.44 2012–present
                                                                                                                  31 Benni McCarthy  South Africa 31 79 0.39 1997–2011
                                                                                                                  32 Amr Zaki  Egypt 30 63 0.48 2004–2013
                                                                                                                  33 Tico-Tico  Mozambique 30 94 0.32 1995–2010

                                                                                                                  See also

                                                                                                                  • African nations at the FIFA World Cup
                                                                                                                  • Football in Africa
                                                                                                                  • History of CAF
                                                                                                                  • List of association football sub-confederations
                                                                                                                  • List of presidents of CAF
                                                                                                                  • List of first international of African national teams
                                                                                                                  • List of CAF club competition winners
                                                                                                                  • List of CAF club competition winning coaches
                                                                                                                  • List of African national football team managers
                                                                                                                  • Women's football in Africa
                                                                                                                  • List of top international men's football goal scorers by country
                                                                                                                  • List of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals
                                                                                                                  • List of men's footballers with 100 or more international caps

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