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Union of North African Football Federations

The Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF; Arabic: اتحاد شمال إفريقيا لكرة القدم‎; French: Union nord-africaine de football) is an association football organising body. It was launched in 2005 by the North African members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The post of president will be rotated among the five founding nations.[1]

Union of North African Football Federations
اتـحـاد شـمـال إفـريـقـيـا لـكـرة الـقـدم
Union nord-africaine de football
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UNAF-Map.svg
Formation26 February 2005
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTunis, Tunisia
Region served
North Africa
Membership
Official language
Arabic, English and French
President
Libya Abdel Hakim Alshalmani
AffiliationsCAF, FIFA
Websitewww.UNAFonline.org

HistoryEdit

The Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF) was founded in 2005 and includes the countries of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia and is continued to the Confederation of African Football that have 53 national football associations distributed into 6 regions. The UNAF is the sixth region of the continent by division accredited to the CAF and the Union has presided over in the first parliamentary period immediately following its founding by Mr. Samir Zaher a former president of the Egyptian Football Association, the president is elected during a plenary session for a period of 4 years by the members of the Union and are the heads of the five unions and the president-elect proposes as his deputy from among the immediate superiors five national unions during the first meeting of an executive office following the election as General Assembly by the Executive Office to determine the heads and members of the committees.

The recent president elected is Mr. Wadii Jari, a president of the Tunisian Football Federation. He was unanimously elected chairman of the UNAF for a term of four years and during the electoral general assembly, which was held on Saturday 25 October 2014 in Tunis. He was also selected Mr. Gamal Allam, a head of the Egyptian Football Association as a vice-president of the UNAF unanimously. On the other hand, the General Assembly approved in particular on the administrative and financial reports of the UNAF as well as the adoption of the estimated budget of the Union project for the year 2015 and the report of the Finance Committee meeting held on 23 October 2014. The program was approved on the North African Union's activities for the year 2015.[2]

Member AssociationsEdit

UNAF has 5 member associations. All associations were founding members of UNAF, All of them are members of the Confederation of African Football and are members of the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA).

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA affiliation CAF affiliation UAFA affiliation UNAF affiliation IOC member
ALG   Algeria 1962 1963 1964 1974 2005 Yes
EGY   Egypt 1921 1923 1957 1974 2005 Yes
LBY   Libya 1962 1964 1965 1974 2005 Yes
MAR   Morocco 1955 1960 1959 1976 2005 Yes
TUN   Tunisia 1957 1960 1960 1976 2005 Yes

Board of DirectorsEdit

Current Board of DirectorsEdit

President Years
President   Abdel Hakim Alshalmani
General Secretary   Mahmoud Hammami
Assistant General Secretary   Reda Karim
Chairman of the Technical Committee   Amer Shafiq
Chairman of the Finance Committee   Hassan Filali
Chairman of the Referees Committee   Essam Abdel Fattah
Chairman of the Medical Committee   Shafiq Jariah

Former PresidentsEdit

President Years
  Samir Zaher 2005–2008
  Mohamed Raouraoua 2008–2011
  Ali Fassi-Fihri 2011–2014
  Wadi Jari 2014–2018
  Jamal Aljaafari 2018–2019
  Abdel Hakim Alshalmani 2019–Present

CompetitionsEdit

UNAF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth, clubs and futsal.

Current title holdersEdit

Competition Champion Title Runner-up Current event
Clubs
UNAF Club Cup   Raja Casablanca 1st   Ismaily SC 2015
UNAF Women's Club Tournament   FC Berrechid 2nd   ASE Algiers-Centre 2010
Nations men
UNAF U-23 Tournament   Saudi Arabia 1st   Algeria 2011
UNAF U-20 Tournament   Tunisia 5th   Egypt 2019
UNAF U-18 Tournament   Morocco 1st   Egypt 2019
UNAF U-17 Tournament   Senegal 1st   Morocco 2018
UNAF U-16 Tournament   Mauritania 1st   Tunisia 2015
UNAF U-15 Tournament   Morocco 2nd   Algeria 2019
UNAF Futsal Tournament   Libya 3rd   Morocco 2010
Nations women
UNAF Women's Tournament   Tunisia 1st   Algeria 2009
UNAF U-20 Women's Tournament   Morocco 1st   Burkina Faso 2019

Defunct CompetitionsEdit

Competition Champion Title Runner-up Current event
Clubs
UNAF Cup of Champions   Club Africain 2nd   MC Alger 2010
UNAF Cup Winners Cup   ES Sétif 1st   Al-Nasr Benghazi 2010
UNAF Super Cup   ES Sétif 1st   CS Sfaxien 2010

International Tournaments ParticipationEdit

Legend

FIFA World CupEdit

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1930
 
(13)
1934
 
(16)
1938
 
(15)
1950
 
(13)
1954
 
(16)
1958
 
(16)
1962
 
(16)
1966
 
(16)
1970
 
(16)
1974
 
(16)
1978
 
(16)
1982
 
(24)
1986
 
(24)
1990
 
(24)
1994
 
(24)
1998
 
(32)
2002
 
 
(32)
2006
 
(32)
2010
 
(32)
2014
 
(32)
2018
 
(32)
2022
 
(32)
2026
 
 
 
(48)
Total
  Algeria Part of France × R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4/23
  Egypt × R1
13th
× × × × × × R1
20th
R1
31st
3/23
  Morocco Part of France × R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
5/23
  Tunisia Part of France × R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
5/23
Total 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 17
Firsts
  • 1934:   Egypt first African team to qualify for the World Cup
  • 1970:   Morocco first African team to draw a match in the World Cup
  • 1978:   Tunisia first African team to win a match in the World Cup
  • 1982:   Algeria first African team to win two matches in the World Cup
  • 1986:   Algeria first African team to qualify two consecutive World Cups
  • 1986:   Morocco first African team to reach the knockout stage (round of sixteen)

Africa Cup of NationsEdit

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team  
1957
(3)
 
1959
(3)
 
1962
(4)
 
1963
(6)
 
1965
(6)
 
1968
(8)
 
1970
(8)
 
1972
(8)
 
1974
(8)
 
1976
(8)
 
1978
(8)
 
1980
(8)
 
1982
(8)
 
1984
(8)
 
1986
(8)
 
1988
(8)
 
1990
(8)
 
1992
(12)
 
1994
(12)
 
1996
(15)
 
1998
(16)
 
 
2000
(16)
 
2002
(16)
 
2004
(16)
 
2006
(16)
 
2008
(16)
 
2010
(15)
 
 
2012
(16)
 
2013
(16)
 
2015
(16)
 
2017
(16)
 
2019
(24)
 
2021
(24)
Apps.
  Algeria Part of France × GS 2nd 4th 3rd GS 3rd 1st GS •• QF GS QF GS QF 4th GS QF GS 1st 18/32
  Egypt 1st 1st 2nd 3rd × × 3rd 3rd 4th 4th × 4th 1st GS GS GS QF QF 1st QF QF GS 1st 1st 1st 2nd R16 24/32
  Libya × × × × × 2nd × × × × × × GS GS 3/32
  Morocco × × × GS × 1st GS 3rd 4th 4th GS QF GS GS 2nd GS GS GS GS •• QF R16 17/32
  Tunisia 3rd GS 2nd × × × 4th × GS GS 2nd QF 4th GS 1st QF QF GS QF GS QF QF 4th 19/32
Total 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 4 4 81

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

Team 1992
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
 
2003
 
2005
 
2009
 
2013
 
2017
 
Total
  Egypt R1
7th
R1
6th
2/10
  Tunisia R1
6th
1/10
Total 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3

Men Summer OlympicsEdit

Nation  
00
 
04
 
08
 
12
 
20
 
24
 
28
 
36
 
48
 
52
 
56
 
60
 
64
 
68
 
72
 
76
 
80
 
84
 
88
 
92
 
96
 
00
 
04
 
08
 
12
 
16
 
20
Total
  Algeria Part of France QF
8th
R1
14th
2/26
  Egypt R1
8th
QF
8th
4th R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
9th
R1
12th
4th QF
8th
R1
12th
QF
8th
11/26
  Morocco Part of France R1
13th
QF
8th
R1
12th
R1
15
R1
16th
R1
10th
R1
11th
7/26
  Tunisia Part of France R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
14th
R1
12th
4/26
Total 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 24

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

Nation 1989
 
1992
 
1996
 
2000
 
2004
 
2008
 
2012
 
2016
 
2020
 
Total
  Algeria R1
15th
1/9
  Egypt R1
12th
R2
6th
R1
9th
R1
13th
R2
14th
QF
8th
6/9
  Libya R1
16th
R1
24th
2/9
  Morocco R1
23th
R1
20th
2/9
Total 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 1 11

RankingsEdit

Men's national futsal teamsEdit

UNAF CAF FIFA Country Points +/-
1 1 22   Egypt 1260   1
2 2 30   Morocco 1183   4
3 3 32   Libya 1180  
4 8 97   Algeria 708  
5 n/a n/a   Tunisia No FIFA recognition

Last updated 23 November 2019

ControversyEdit

On 19 November 2009, the Egyptian Football Association withdrew its membership[5] citing the incidents that accompanied the playoff between Egypt and Algeria,[6] but returned in 2011.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shaheen, Amr (20 February 2005). "North Africa to get federation". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  2. ^ "تاريخ إتحاد شمال إفريقيا". UNAF official website.
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men) - CAF Region". FIFA. 4 June 2015.
  4. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women) - CAF Region". FIFA. 2011-12-23.
  5. ^ "EFA suspends membership in UNAF". Egypt State Information. November 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Egypt retire from UNAF" (in French). El Watan. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.

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