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CAF is the governing body of African Football and was founded in 1957. It also the founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. With a membership of 54 Member Associations, the secretariat is based Egypt.

Although the wheels that led to the birth of CAF were actually set in motion outside Africa, in Lisbon Portugal in June 1956.

The Portuguese capital was playing host to the FIFA Congress, and it was the for African nations in attendance (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and south Africa) who carried the African confederation to the baptismal font by taking advantage of that gathering to discuss matters of common interest.


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