West African Football Union
The West African Football Union (French: Union des Fédérations Ouest-Africaines de Football; Portuguese: União das Federações Oeste Africanas), officially abbreviated as WAFU-UFOA and WAFU, is an association of the football playing nations in West Africa. It was the brainchild of the Senegal Football Federation who requested that the nations belonging to CAF's Zone A and B meet and hold a regular competitive tournament. The union organises several competitions including the WAFU Nations Cup and in 2008 they organised an under-20 championship.
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The union was founded in 1975 with all the current members, but in 2011 the Confederation of African Football decided to split it into two zones, citing "the organisational issues that face WAFU."
- Zone A (Niger)
- Zone B (Volta Niger)
WAFU runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth.
|WAFU Nations Cup||Ghana (2017)|
|WAFU Women's Cup||Nigeria (2019)|
|WAFU U-20 Championship||Gambia (2018)||2020|
|WAFU-UFOA Zone B
WAFU-UFOA Zone A
| Nigeria 2018
|UEMOA Tournament||Togo (2016)||2018|
|Amílcar Cabral Cup||1979–2007|
|West African Nations Cup||1982–1987|
|West African Club Championship||1977–2011|
The union's current president is actually Amos Adamu, but he was banned for three years from football activity by FIFA over vote-buying claims for the bids of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. Kwesi Nyantakyi was appointed interim president in Adamu's absence. Adamu has since appealed the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Men's national teamsEdit
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- "Caf have split the West African Football Union into two separate zones". Goal.com. Goal.com. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- "Wafu Cup to make a comeback". BBC Sport. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men) - CAF Region". FIFA. 4 June 2015.
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