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Council of Southern Africa Football Associations

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations
Conseil des Associations de Football en Afrique Australe
Conselho das Associações de Futebol da África Austral
Formation Template:If empty
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Gaborone, Botswana
Region served
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Official language
English, French and Portuguese
23x15px Suketu Patel
Affiliations CAF, FIFA
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Formerly called
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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

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
23x15px Suketu Patel
23x15px 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:
23x15px Sue Destombes
23x15px Timothy Shongwe
23x15px Wellington Nyatanga
23x15px Walter Nyamilandu-Manda
23x15px John Muingo
23x15px 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

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
23x15px Angola 1997 Federação Angolana de Futebol
23x15px Botswana 1997 Botswana Football Association
23x15px Comoros 2007 Fédération Comorienne de Football
23x15px Lesotho 1997 Lesotho Football Association
23x15px Madagascar 2000 Fédération Malagasy de Football
23x15px Malawi 1997 Football Association of Malawi
23x15px Mauritius 2000 Mauritius Football Association
23x15px Mozambique 1997 Federação Moçambicana de Futebol
23x15px Namibia 1997 Namibia Football Association
23x15px Seychelles 2000 Seychelles Football Federation
23x15px South Africa 1997 South African Football Association
23x15px Swaziland 1997 National Football Association of Swaziland
23x15px Zambia 1997 Football Association of Zambia
23x15px Zimbabwe 1997 Zimbabwe Football Association

External links

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