Football tournament profile: Confederation of African Football

by on January 20, 2012
in Football tournaments

Confederation-of-African-FootballConfederation of African football is the controlling body of African football in Africa and represents all the national African Football Associations. It is also known as CAF. It is one of the biggest of the six confederations of FIFA. Currently there are 55 member associations in The CAF, it’s headquarters is located in Egypt in 6 October City. It’s official languages are English, French and Arabic while the current Secretary General of the organization is Moustafa Fahmy. The organization was formed in 1957

The top ranked country in The CAF is The Ivory Coast that has 922 ranking points and is ranked no 14 in the world. Ghana comes in no 2 with a World Ranking of 33 and Egypt comes in no 3 with a ranking of 34. Brukina Faso and Nigeria complete the top 5 African CAF teams with world rankings of 37 and 41 respectively.

In the women’s field Nigeria is no 1 with a world ranking of 27, Ghana no 2 with a world ranking of 51, Equatorial Guinea no 3 with a world ranking of 55 while South Afica and Cameroon take the no 4 and no 5 spots respectively with world rankings of 63 and 68.

In the club department the best club team is Al Ahly that are number on. They come from Egypt and a total of 4 Egyptian clubs make the top 10 of this list with Zamalek in at no 5. Haras El-Hodood Club at no 8 and Ismaily at no9. While 2 Algerian and 2 Jordanian clubs both make the top with Al-Hilal and Al-Merreikh both from Jordan at no 4 and no 7 respectively. While ES Setif and JS Kabylie both from Algeria make the no 2 and no6 spots respectively. 

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