This page covers football in Africa and reference should be made to the 56 members of CAF below.
With time it is hoped to expand coverage for each country to cover:
1. A short football summary with map.
2. Main soccer databases and stats sources.
3. Current league tables and results.
4. Historic league tables and results.
5. National football cup results and scores.
6. Football club statistics records and information.
7. Players statistics records and soccer base stats.
8. Other footy sources and interesting links.
9. Betting and relevant statistics.
The RSSSF Archive
RSSSF provides a tremendous archive containing African Champions League and Cup results as well as domestic league results and tables for the main levels in most countries in Europe. Sections that may be of particular interest include:
1. RSSSF Archive - Domestic Results (Africa)
2. African Champions Cup
3. African Nations Cup
4. African Player of the Year
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is the administrative and controlling body for African association football. CAF was founded on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan by the Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese football associations. Its first headquarters was situated in Khartoum, Sudan. The administrative centre since 2002 is located in 6th of October City, near Cairo, Egypt.
The CAF was initially made up of 4 founding national associations. Currently there are 56 associations, comprising 54 full members with Zanzibar and Réunion Island as associates.
The main competition for men's national teams is the African Cup of Nations. The competition kicked off on February 10 1957 without South Africa who failed to present a multi-racial team. Egypt beat Ethiopia 4-0 in the final at the Khartoum Stadium.
The CAF also runs the two main club competitions in Africa, the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup, for national cup winners and high-placed league teams. The former was first held in 1964, and was known as the African Cup of Champions Clubs (or just African Cup) until 1997.
The Confederation Cup 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.
The CAF Super Cup, which pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup came into being in 1992.
There are 5 regional federations:
1. Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF) - 2005
2. West Africa Football Union (WAFU) - 1975
3. Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) - 1973
4. Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC) - 1978
5. Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) - 1997