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.