Talk:Confederation of African Football

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Assessment Comment[edit]

This article has substantial graphics and stats and is sparse on actual text.Gallador (talk) 13:55, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:54, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Translation for Confédération Africaine de Football The correct translation is the African Football Confederation and not "Confederation of African Football" which has a different meaning to those who are fluent in English but may be understood despite the wrong grammar. I have seen English abbreviations of AFC in English speaking African countries alongside CAF. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:14, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

CAF is an acronym french name of the confederation: "Confédération Africaine de Football" and not for Confederation of African Football which does not make sense and is an incorrect translation, as the proper English translation is "African Football Confederation" Besides, French is the main official language for this sports federation. --Adel.M.Radwan (talk) 22:32, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Split article = Cleaner and higher rated article[edit]

I suggest splitting of the article into smaller and cleaner ones with reliable references and as fewer non-existing pages as we can in order to get a higher rate by the WikiProject Africa, as C-Class rate is such an extreme rate for an article talking about 51 years of football history in Africa. Besides, articles about other federations (e.g. UEFA) got higher rate although the main article contains less information that that of CAF's nevertheless, more organized.

I'll be giving 3 (three) days to all contributors and editors to consider splitting the article before I start splitting it my own.

For all those who would like to contribute in splitting and refining the article, add their name and/or signature in the “Contributors” section below.

Thank you. --Adel.M.Radwan (talk) 20:57, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

This would seem a good idea. Perhaps you might take CONMEBOL and/or UEFA as models: more developed topics which are close analogs but each is split into much smaller articles. T L Miles (talk) 22:56, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

That is exactly what I'm planning to do. Thank you so much for your advice. All further suggestions and contributions are so much appreciated and welcomed. --Adel.M.Radwan (talk) 23:40, 14 December 2008 (UTC)


--Adel.M.Radwan (talk) 20:57, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Splitting log[edit]

Section Presidents of CAF List of presidents of CAF
Section Honorary Presidents of CAF List of presidents of CAF
Section General Secretaries of CAF History of CAF
Section Honorary Members of CAF History of CAF
Section CAF General Assembly meetings History of CAF
Preface Changed to the UEFA style.
Section National Tournaments Redesigned and merged into section Competitions
Section Regional Tournaments Removed for further editing and organisation.
Section Defunct National Competitions Removed for further editing and organisation.
Section Club Competitions Redesigned and merged into section Competitions
Section Defunct Club Competitions Removed for further editing and organisation.
Section African Naional Football Teams First International Match List of first international of African national teams

New Logo launched[edit]

CAF recently launched a new logo:

Does anybody have a higher resolution version? --TheBigJagielka (talk) 04:54, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Clear bias[edit]

"Nevertheless, Africa produced skilled players and teams that match, and sometimes exceed Europeans, but, these isolated cases should not be self-deceptive into believing that Africa have achieved European standards in all the domains of football."

This is a clearly biased, Euro-centric statement and blatantly non-neutral POV. Must be reworded or deleted altogether.Avman89 (talk) 06:36, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, removing now. Crazydude22 (talk) 13:59, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Names of Regional Zones incorrect[edit]

The name of regional zones are not the official ones used by CAF. You refused my changes but if you go to the website on the draw for the 2014 African Nations Championship:, you will see that the correct names used by CAF are: - North Zone - Zone West A - Zone West B - Central Zone - Central-East Zone - Southern Zone. So, before refusing any edits on your article, check data first... Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafa1985 (talkcontribs) 11:49, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Is Zanzibar really an associated member of CAF?[edit]

I'm not really sure that Zanzibar is actually an associated member of CAF... On the website this association is not listed with the other members when the association of Reunion is... If you have any information which proves that this association is an associated member indeed, please let me know. For sure they are full member of CECAFA but CAF...? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafa1985 (talkcontribs) 12:02, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

At Zanzibar team's own talk page you present two sources saying it is full member and one saying it is associate member. In this situation we should know what sources they have used, to confirm this for good. I would believe more CAF itself, hard to think they would not know which are their members. It wouldn't be the first time reliable sources are wrong, and probably not the last time either. (talk) 04:11, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Liberia in Zone West A, not Zone West B[edit]

Also I corrected a false information on your article: Liberia is in Zone West A and not in Zone West B as you were indicated before.