The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (French: Conseil des Associations de Football d'Afrique de l'Est et Centrale, Arabic: مؤتمر جمعيات شرق ووسط أفريقيا لكرة القدم; officially abbreviated as CECAFA) is an association of the football playing nations in mostly East Africa and a bit of Central Africa. An affiliate of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), CECAFA is the oldest sub-regional football organisation on the continent.
CECAFA was founded unofficially in 1927. The competition was sponsored by the major Nairobi-based soap-manufacturing firm Gossage, owned by the British Lever Brothers. Its formation is often misattributed to William Gossage, founder of the Gossage company. However, he died 50 years before the CECAFA was established.
The tournament was known as the "Gossage Cup" until the mid-sixties, when it was redubbed the "East African Challenge Cup".its consisted of only 12 teams
All associations that joined in 1973 were founding members of CECAFA.
* Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) members are marked with an asterisk
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- CECAFA gets a boost from GTV
- Patrick Korir (7 December 2009). "SuperSport airing CECAFA from quarters". Futaa.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- Timothy Olobulu (29 June 2012). "CECAFA to be aired Live by SuperSport". MichezoAfrika.com. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
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