CECAFA

Short History

     The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), or on French Conseil des Associations de Football d'Afrique de l'Est et Centrale is an international governing body of association football in mostly East Africa and a bit of Central Africa accredited by the CAF. CECAFA is the oldest sub-regional football organisation on the continent. It was founded unofficially in 1926, when started the Gossage Cup, and officially in 1973 by associations of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. During the year CECAFA joined associations of Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan. All associations are members of the CAF and some are members of the Union of Arab Football Associations.

Formation                     - 1973 (1926, unofficial)
Headquarters               - Nairobi, Kenya
Region served              - East and Central Africa
Membership                - 12 national associations
Official language         - English, French, Arabic
President                      - Jamal Dahir
Parent organization    - CAF
Website                         - www.cecafafootball.org

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