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Congolese Association Football Federation

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Congolese Association Football Federation
FIFA affiliation1964
CAF affiliation1964
PresidentOmari Selemani

The Congolese Association Football Federation (French: Fédération Congolaise de Football-Association, FECOFA) is the governing body of football in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It founded in 1919 and affiliated to the FIFA in 1964 and CAF in 1964. It organizes the national football league Linafoot and the national team.

The organisation was previously named the Zairian Association Football Federation (French: Fédération Zaïroise de Football Association, FEZAFA) while the country was known as Zaire.[1]

In September 2021, the General Inspectorate of Finance claims to have foiled an attempt to embezzle public funds. Fécofa, the Congolese Football Association, was forced to return nearly a million US dollars acquired fraudulently. This sum was initially allocated to the organization of a sporting event.[2]

Scandal riddled, on April 25, 2023 the Bureau of the FIFA council has decided to appoint a normalization committee to run FECOFA's daily affairs.[3]


  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup 1974 – Final Competition: Technical Study" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1974. p. 99. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "RDC: la Fécofa contrainte de rembourser un million de dollars acquis frauduleusement" (PDF). www.rfi.fr. RFI. 30 September 2021. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  3. ^ "RDC: FIFA To Appoint Committee To Run Congo DR Football Association". boxscorenews.com. Boxscore World Sportswire. 25 April 2023. Retrieved 17 May 2023.

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