List of first international of African national teams

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The list below show the first international of the African national football teams of both FIFA and CAF associate members who are still not members of FIFA.

FIFA recognised first internationals[edit]

  • International matches stated below are according to the FIFA official records since January 1872.[1]
  • The matches listed below shouldn't always be the first international matches kept in the national football associations records, as FIFA keeps records for countries after being affiliated.
  • First international match is for those teams stated first.

1963-01-06
Algeria  2 – 1  Bulgaria
Zitouni Goal 72'
Meziani Goal 80'
(Report) N/A
Stade 20 Août 1955, Algiers
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1980-11-01
Angola  0 – 0  Zambia
No Official Report Available
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-01-27
Benin  1 – 1  Nigeria
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1981-04-18
Botswana  2 – 5  Malawi
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Rufaro Stadium, Salisbury
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-11-04
Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)  0 – 4  Gabon
No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1975-10-08
Burundi  2 – 0  Somalia
N/A No Official Report Available
Mogadiscio Stadium, Mogadiscio
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1962-08-12
Cameroon  1 – 3  Nigeria
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Onikan Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1987-02-25
Cape Verde  0 – 2  Senegal
No Official Report Available N/A
Stade 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1973-09-16
Central African Republic  4 – 2  Ivory Coast
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Chad  2 – 6  Benin
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

2006-12-14
Comoros  0 – 2  Yemen
No Official Report Available N/A
Althawra Sports City Stadium, San'a'
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-13
Congo  0 – 2  Tunisia
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1965-11-12
DR Congo  2 – 5  Ghana
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Ahmed Bsiri, Bizerte
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Ivory Coast  1 – 3  Tunisia
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1994-11-28
Djibouti  1 – 4  Kenya
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1920-08-28
12:00
Egypt  1 – 2  Italy
Zaki OSMAN Goal 30' (Report) Adolfo BALONCIERI Goal 25'
Guglielmo BREZZI Goal 57'
Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Paul Putz (Belgium)

1986-12-09
Equatorial Guinea  0 – 2  Cameroon
No Official Reports Available N/A
Estadio Internacional, Malabo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1998-10-04
Eritrea  1 – 3  Mozambique
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Estádio da Machava, Maputo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1956-07-11
Ethiopia  1 – 4  Egypt
N/A (Report) N/A
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Gabon  4 – 0  Upper Volta
N/A No Official Reports Available
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Gambia  1 – 2  Sierra Leone
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Reckrie stadium, Freetown
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Ghana  5 – 2  Nigeria
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Kaneshie Complex, Accra
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1962-12-16
Guinea  2 – 3  East Germany
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1986-02-02
Guinea-Bissau  0 – 3  Gambia
No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1965-04-07
Kenya  2 – 4  Sudan
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Khartoum Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1970-08-08
Lesotho  2 – 1  Malawi
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Liberia  3 – 1  Madagascar=
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1964-11-15
Libya  2 – 1  Lebanon
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Madagascar  1 – 3  Liberia
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1967-11-12
Malawi [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 0 – 1  Rhodesia
No Official Reports Available N/A
Rufaro Stadium, Salisbury
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1962-12-09
Mali  1 – 2  East Germany
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Modibo Keita, Bamako
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1972-01-01
Mauritania  0 – 14  Guinea
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1967-08-02
Mauritius  0 – 1  Tanganyika
No Official Reports Available N/A
National Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-01-01
Morocco  0 – 5  Yugoslavia
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1980-04-20
Mozambique  0 – 6  Zimbabwe
No Official Reports Available N/A
Rufaro Stadium, Salisbury
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1992-08-01
Namibia  0 – 2  Lesotho
No Official Reports Available N/A
Setsoto Stadium, Maseru
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Niger  0 – 1  Nigeria
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1959-11-21
Nigeria  2 – 5  Ghana
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Kaneshie Complex, Accra
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1976-06-29
Rwanda  2 – 6  Burundi
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Augustin Monédan de Sibang, Libreville
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1978-07-27
São Tomé and Príncipe  1 – 1  Angola
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-02-27
Senegal  0 – 4  Nigeria
No Official Reports Available N/A
Kaneshie Complex, Accra
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1986-08-31
Seychelles  1 – 2  Mauritius
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
People's Stadium (Seychelles), Roche Caiman
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1967-10-14
Sierra Leone  1 – 1  Nigeria
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Reckrie stadium, Freetown
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1969-01-05
Somalia  0 – 7  Ethiopia
No Official Reports Available N/A
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1947-05-10
South Africa  2 – 1  Australia
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Drummoyne Oval, Sydney
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1957-02-10
Sudan  1 – 2  Egypt
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Khartoum Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1981-04-18
Swaziland  1 – 6  Zambia
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1964-12-01
Tanzania  1 – 5  Madagascar
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1964-12-27
Togo  2 – 1  Nigeria
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Onikan Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1959-03-08
Tunisia  0 – 0  Malta
No Official Reports Available
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1962-01-18
Uganda  1 – 2  United Arab Republic
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1966-07-05
Zambia  3 – 0  Madagascar
N/A No Official Reports Available
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1967-11-12
Zimbabwe (as Rhodesia)  1 – 0  Malawi
N/A No Official Reports Available
Rufaro Stadium, Salisbury
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

Local associations recognised first internationals[edit]

  • International matches stated below are not recognized by the FIFA as the national associations were not affiliated by the time of the match.[2]
  • Official records for theses matches are kept and recognized by the local football associations.
  • First international match is for those teams stated first.

1957-06-25
Tunisia  1 – 2  Algeria
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1977-06-01
Angola  1 – 0  Cuba
N/A No Official Report Available
Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-01-27
Dahomey  1 – 0  Nigeria
N/A No Official Report Available
Stade Municipale, Porto Novo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1968-07-13
Botswana  1 – 8  Malawi
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-13
Upper Volta  5 – 4  Gabon
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1971-12-05
Burundi  1 – 4  Tanzania
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
National Stadium (Tanzania), Dar es Salaam
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-13
Cameroon  9 – 2 France Djibouti
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1979-01-07
Cape Verde  0 – 3  Guinea-Bissau
No Official Report Available N/A
Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-13
Central African Republic  3 – 4  Mali
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Chad 1 2 – 6  Dahomey
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1979-08-26
Comoros  0 – 3  Mauritius
No Official Report Available N/A
Stade Jean Ivoula, Saint Denis
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-13
Congo  4 – 1  Réunion
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
DR Congo  6 – 0  Mauritania
N/A No Official Report Available
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-13
Ivory Coast  3 – 2  Dahomey
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1947-12-05
Djibouti  0 – 6  Ethiopia
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade du Ville, Djibouti
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1920-08-28
12:00
Egypt  4 – 2  Belgium
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1975-05-23
Equatorial Guinea  2 – 6  China PR
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1992-06-26
Eritrea  1 – 1  Sudan
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Al Merreikh Stadium, Omdurman
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1947-05-15
Ethiopia  5 – 0 France Djibouti
N/A No Official Reports Available
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-10
Gabon  4 – 5  Upper Volta
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1962-12-05
Gambia 3 – 2  Senegal
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Box Bar Stadium, Banjul
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1950-05-28
Gold Coast  1 – 0  Nigeria
N/A No Official Reports Available
Kaneshie Complex, Accra
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-10-02
Guinea  1 – 4  Nigeria
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Onikan Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1976-01-15
Guinea-Bissau  2 – 2  Mali
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Box Bar Stadium, Banjul
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1926-05-01
Kenya  1 – 1  Uganda
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Mombasa Sports Club Ground, Mombasa
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1970-08-08
Lesotho  2 – 1  Malawi
N/A No Official Report Available N/A
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Liberia 1 3 – 1  Madagascar
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1953-07-29
Libya  2 – 10  Egypt
Ali Zantouny Goal pen.'
N/AGoal
No Official Reports Available Mohammad Diab Al Attar Goal Goal Goal
Sayed Al Dhizoui Goal Goal Goal
Sherif El Far Goal Goal
Ahmad Mekawi Goal
Awudh Goal
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1947
Madagascar France 1 – 2  Mauritius
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1962-10-15
Malawi Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 0 – 12  Ghana
No Official Reports Available N/A
Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1960-04-13
Mali  4 – 3  Central African Republic
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1972-01-01
Mauritania  0 – 1  DR Congo
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1947
Mauritius  2 – 1  Réunion
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1928-12-22
Morocco  1 – 2  France B
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Municipal, Kenitra
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1977-12-20
Mozambique  1 – 2  Tanzania
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Estádio da Machava, Maputo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1989-05-16
Namibia South Africa 0 – 1 [1]  Angola
No Official Reports Available N/A
Oscar Norich Stadium, Tsumeb
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-04-11
Niger 1 0 – 1  Nigeria
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Demba Diop, Dakar
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1950-05-28
Nigeria  0 – 1  Ghana
No Official Reports Available N/A
Kaneshie Complex, Accra
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1947
Réunion  1 – 2  Mauritius
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1976-06-29
Rwanda 1 2 – 6  Burundi
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Augustin Monédan de Sibang, Libreville
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1976-06-29
São Tomé and Príncipe  0 – 5  Chad
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Augustin Monédan de Sibang, Libreville
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1961-12-31
Senegal  3 – 4  Dahomey
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Municipal d'Abidjan, Abidjan
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1974-03-13
Seychelles  0 – 2  Réunion
No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Théophile Hoarau, Saint Louis
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1949-08-10
Sierra Leone 0 – 2  Nigeria
No Official Reports Available N/A
Reckrie stadium, Freetown
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1963-11-12
Somalia  0 – 14  North Korea
No Official Reports Available N/A
Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1924-11-02
 Netherlands 2 – 1 South Africa 
Wim Volkers Goal 9'
Jan de Natris Goal 19'
No Official Reports Available Goal 20' John Murray
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Peco Bauwens (Germany)

1956-11-16
Sudan  1 – 2  Ethiopia
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1968-05-01
Swaziland United Kingdom 2 – 0  Malawi
No Official Reports Available N/A
Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1945
Tanganyika  0 – 7  Uganda
No Official Reports Available N/A
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1956-10-13
French Togoland Togo 1 – 1  Gold Coast
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Agoè Nyivé, Lomé
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1928
Tunisia  2 – 3  France B
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Stade Municipal de Gabès, Gabès
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1926-05-01
Uganda  1 – 1  Kenya
N/A No Official Reports Available N/A
Thika Municipal Stadium, Thika
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1946
Northern Rhodesia  4 – 0  Southern Rhodesia
N/A No Official Reports Available
Unknown Venue
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1952
Zanzibar United Kingdom 0 – 6  Kenya
No Official Reports Available N/A
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

1939-06-26
Southern Rhodesia  0 – 4  England XI
No Official Reports Available N/A
Ascot Stadium, Gwelo
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Statistics". FIFA. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  2. ^ "List of Full Internationals of National Teams". RSSSF. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2008-12-20.