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CAF

The Confederation of African Football or CAF (French: Confédération Africaine de Football) is the executive and controlling body for African affiliation soccer.

CAF represents the country wide soccer institutions of Africa, runs continental, countrywide, and membership competitions, and controls the prize money, policies and media rights to the ones competitions.

CAF is the largest of the six continental confederations of FIFA. Since the enlargement of the range of teams at the World Cup finals to 32 in 1998, CAF has been allotted five places, even though this become expanded to six for the 2010 match in South Africa, to include the hosts.

CAF changed into set up on eight February 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan, by way of Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese FAs, following former discussions between the Egyptian, Somali, South African and Sudanese FAs earlier on 7 June 1956 on the Avenida Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Its first headquarters become situated in Khartoum for a few months till a fire outbreak in the workplaces of the Sudanese Football Association while the organization moved near Cairo, Egypt. Youssef Mohamad was the first widespread secretary and Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem the president. Since 2002, the place of work has been positioned in sixth of October City, Cairo, Egypt. CAF currently has fifty six member institutions: fifty four are complete members, while Zanzibar and Réunion are associate members (see the CAF Members and Zones section under).

The contemporary CAF President is Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar, who changed into elected on sixteen March 2017. The 1st Vice-President is Amaju Melvin Pinnick from Nigeria, the 2nd Vice-President is known as Constant Omari Selemani from RD Congo and the third Vice-President is Fouzi Lekjaa from Morocco. Current CAF General Secretary is Moroccan Hajji Mouad seeing that eleven April 2019.