Zanzibar Football Association

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Zanzibar Football Association
Zanzibar Football Association.svg
Founded 1926
FIFA affiliation N/A
CAF affiliation 2004 (Associate member),[1]
IFU affiliation 2009
President Ravia Idarous Faina

The Zanzibar Football Association (ZFA) (Swahili: Chama cha Mpira wa Miguu Zanzibar) is the governing football association for Zanzibar, Africa.

The ZFA were an associate member of the African governing body, the Confederation of African Football. Following a rejection from FIFA in 2005,[2] the ZFA were removed from CAF and after much lobbying were reinstated as an associate member. This meant that the club sides associated with the ZFA can participate in the continental club competitions organised by CAF but the Zanzibar national team could not. The ZFA are not entitled to vote in CAF affairs due to their associate member status. Players from Zanzibar are eligible to play in international competition for the Tanzania team, the representative of the sovereign territory.

As a nation state, it has competed in regional competitions since 1949. It currently competes in CECAFA organised tournaments.

The ZFA has been admitted as a full member of the CAF in 2017.[3]. Zanzibar loses Caf membership in embarrassing U-turn.[4]

Continental Representation[edit]

Season CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
2006 Polisi JKU SC
2007 Miembeni SC Chipukizi
2008 Miembeni SC Mundu
2009 Miembeni SC Mundu
2010 Mafunzo FC Miembeni SC


  1. ^ "Caf welcomes Zanzibar". BBC News. 2004-06-22. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  2. ^ "FIFA turns Zanzibar down". BBC Sport. 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Zanzibar admitted as full Caf member". BBC News. 2017-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Zanzibar loses Caf membership in embarrassing U-turn". BBC News. 2017-07-21. 

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