Rise of Football in Africa

According to the CAF, National Federations can use reports as a guide when attempting to advance the sport. Following the publication of a new report, the organization has vowed to safeguard the “strong and sustainable” future of the women’s game. After doing comprehensive and detailed research on the state of the game it published its first report. 52 of the 54 federations that make up the CAF contributed information with the help of this inspection with the main aim to provide detailed statistics for women’s sports in the region at the grassroots level.

The main categories covered in this detailed report were the basics and essentials of football in the region and the involvement of players. According to the poll, 67% of federations had a women’s sport-related structure in place whereas 90% said they had created a game plan. It also showed that 59% of the governing bodies did not receive government assistance to advance women’s football. When it comes to football, these are pretty amazing numbers with even higher expectations from the fans and upcoming players on the continent. All this was possible due to CAF.

The body which looks after football in Africa known as the CAF, was established in the year 1957. This organization started with just a few members including South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan. Currently, this organization has as many as 54 members in its associations, and its headquarters are in Egypt. It was decided to recognize Africa as a Confederation in 1954, which was held in Switzerland. In Lisbon, the plans that eventually led to the creation of the CAF were put into action all over the region. Therefore, this had major implications for the sport in the region as a whole over the years to come.