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CAF – key facts

CAF – key facts

1957:
CAF founded in Khartoum (Sudan) on 8 February
1st African Cup of Nations (contested by 4 teams over period of 6 days)
Founder members (attended constitutive general assembly): Abdelaziz Salem, Mourad Fahmy, Galal Koreitem, Mostafa Kamel, Mansour and Youssef Mohamed (Egypt); Ydnekatchew Tessema, General Aman, Guebeyehu Double (Ethiopia); Abdel Halim Mohamed, Abdel Rahim Shaddad, Bedawi Mohamed Ali, Ahmed Mohamed Singawi (Sudan); Fred Fell (South Africa).
Recognised by FIFA Executive Committee: 21 June 1957 in Zurich
1972:
Ydnekatchew Tessema elected CAF president
1982:
Mustapha Fahmy appointed CAF general secretary
Two African teams qualify for FIFA World Cup TM
1988:
Issa Hayatou elected CAF president
1990:
Cameroon become first African team to reach quarter-finals of FIFA World Cup TM
1996:
Nigeria win Olympic Football Tournament
1998:
Five African teams qualify for FIFA World Cup TM
2000:
Cameroon win Olympic Football Tournament
2002:
Senegal reach quarter-finals of FIFA World Cup TM
2010:
First FIFA World Cup TM in Africa
8,600: number of matches organized by CAF since 1957