Council of Southern Africa Football Associations

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Council of Southern Africa Football Associations
Conseil des Associations de Football en Afrique Australe
Conselho das Associações de Futebol da África Austral
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Formation 1997
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Gaborone, Botswana
Region served Southern Africa
Membership
Official language English, French and Portuguese
President Seychelles Suketu Patel
Affiliations CAF, FIFA
Website www.cosafa.com

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (French: Conseil des Associations de Football en Afrique Australe; Portuguese: Conselho das Associações de Futebol da África Austral), officially abbreviated as COSAFA, is an association of the football playing nations in Southern Africa. It is affiliated to CAF.

COSAFA organise several tournaments in the Southern African region, and its most renowned tournament is the COSAFA Cup.

Executive committee[edit]

The 2008 annual general assembly saw the election of the new COSAFA Executive Committee. Previously the committee consisted of 14 members; the new committee now consists of seven members: the president, vice-president and five members, as well as the chief operations officer.

Nation Name Occupation
President
Seychelles Suketu Patel
Vice-President:
Lesotho Advocate Salemane J Phafane KC
  • President of the Lesotho Football Association
  • Member of the FIFA Associations Committee
  • CAF Women Committee
  • Futsal Committee
  • Chairperson of the COSAFA Legal Committee.
Chief Operations Officer:
South Africa Sue Destombes
Members
Swaziland Timothy Shongwe
Zimbabwe Wellington Nyatanga
Malawi Walter Nyamilandu-Manda
Namibia John Muingo
Mozambique Faisel Sidaet

The term of office of the COSAFA President is five years and that of the Vice President is four years. The other office bearer is three years.

Current members[edit]

All associations that joined in 1997 were founding members of COSAFA. Comoros is the only COSAFA member to also be a member of the Union of Arab Football Associations. Réunion's governing body, Ligue Réunionnaise de Football, is only an associate member of COSAFA.

Country Year Governing body
 Angola 1997 Federação Angolana de Futebol
 Botswana 1997 Botswana Football Association
 Comoros 2007 Fédération Comorienne de Football
 Lesotho 1997 Lesotho Football Association
 Madagascar 2000 Fédération Malagasy de Football
 Malawi 1997 Football Association of Malawi
 Mauritius 2000 Mauritius Football Association
 Mozambique 1997 Federação Moçambicana de Futebol
 Namibia 1997 Namibia Football Association
 Seychelles 2000 Seychelles Football Federation
 South Africa 1997 South African Football Association
 Swaziland 1997 National Football Association of Swaziland
 Zambia 1997 Football Association of Zambia
 Zimbabwe 1997 Zimbabwe Football Association

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