Caf

Confederation of African Football is the organization which hold all the tournaments in continent decide their rules and led African football community – according to the decisions of this institution national federation can be disqualified, fined or reorganized. Besides, CAF controls incomes, prize money and media rights for translations of the competitions held under the auspices of the Confederation. This institution was established in 1957 in Soudan by the Ethiopian, Sudanese, South African and Egyptian national federations. After the fire outbreak in the office of the association headquarters was moved to the 6 October City near Cairo, Egypt. The firs president of CAF was Abdel Salem.

Now this organization includes 53 members instead of 4 in 1957 and its current president is Issa Hayatou. CAF is divided into 6 zones for better governing. The Confederation organizes own competitions and takes part in the international ones. Own competitions are Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and Africa Cup of nations. The first and the second tournaments are held for the football clubs and the last championship is for the national teams. Champions League includes clubs-champions of national football association in the countries CAF-members and 12 clubs which took the 2 places from countries from top-12 ranking. This tournament is the analogue of the UEFA Champions League. The winner obtains 1,5 million dollars and the right to represent Africa in the Club World Cup. Confederation Cup is the analogue of the Europa League which is held by UEFA.

Africa Cup of Nations is the only tournament held under the auspices of CAF which is popular far away from the Black continent. The crucial rounds of this tournament are broadcasted throughout the world and the best football players participated in such matches. The last AFN included Yaya Toure, Asamoah Gyan, Jervinho, Ahmed Musa and many other football celebrities. The winner of the African Cup obtains the right to participate the World Confederation Cup which precedes the World Cup and unites champions of each continent (except Antarctica). In 2007 CAF rankings were added by the list of top-30 football players in African history. The first place was given to Roger Mila, an outstanding Cameroonian footballer which reached World Cup quarterfinal with his team. The same year Confederation of African Football created anthem which described the cultural patrimony in its melody.

Super Eagles to get N180m from CAF for Russia 2018 preparations

Super Eagles to get N180m from CAF for Russia 2018 preparations

Super Eagles to get N180m from CAF for Russia 2018 preparations
NFF, LMC under fire over early exit of Nigerian club sides from CAF competitions

NFF, LMC under fire over early exit of Nigerian club sides from CAF competitions

Coach Kashimawo Laloko bares his mind in a phone interview on the state of Nigerian football as regards the early exist of Nigerian clubs from CAF competitions

NFF, LMC under fire over early exit of Nigerian club sides from CAF competitions
UPDATED: Ahmad Ahmad defeats Issa Hayatou to become CAF president

UPDATED: Ahmad Ahmad defeats Issa Hayatou to become CAF president

Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has been named the new president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) following general elections held on Thursday, March 16

UPDATED: Ahmad Ahmad defeats Issa Hayatou to become CAF president
Checkout 3 vital facts you need to know about new CAF President Ahmad Ahmad

Checkout 3 vital facts you need to know about new CAF President Ahmad Ahmad

Ahmad Ahmad is now the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after defeating Cameroonian Issa Hayatou 34-20 in the CAF election.

Checkout 3 vital facts you need to know about new CAF President Ahmad Ahmad
Kanu, Okocha, others may get CAF roles

Kanu, Okocha, others may get CAF roles

CAF Presidential aspirant, Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar is ready to work with former African stars like Okocha, Kanu in CAF should he win the March 16 elections.

Kanu, Okocha, others may get CAF roles
Cameroon stars swoop top prizes at AFCON 2017

Cameroon stars swoop top prizes at AFCON 2017

Cameroon forward Christian Bassogog has been adjudged the Man of the Competition, the prize given to the Most Valuable Player of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon stars swoop top prizes at AFCON 2017
AFCON 2017: 10 man DR Congo defeat Morocco

AFCON 2017: 10 man DR Congo defeat Morocco

DR Congo put their difficult Africa Cup of Nations build-up behind them to beat Morocco in their Group C opening fixture, despite finishing with 10 men.

AFCON 2017: 10 man DR Congo defeat Morocco
#CAFCL: Good news for Enyimba

#CAFCL: Good news for Enyimba

Algerian CAF Champions League representative Es Setif has been disqualified from further participation in the competition.

#CAFCL: Good news for Enyimba
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