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West African Football Union

West African Football Union
Union des Fédérations Ouest-Africaines de Football
União das Federações Oeste Africanas
  Zone A
  Zone B
Formation 1975
Extinction 2011 (split into 2 zones)[1][2]
Type Sports organization
Region served West Africa
Official language English, French and Portuguese
President Kwesi Nyantakyi (interim)

The West African Football Union (under-20 championship.

Current members

The union was founded in 1975 with all the current members, but in 2011 the [1][2]

Mauritania is the only WAFU member to also be a member of the Union of Arab Football Associations.

Zone A

Country Year Governing body National team captain
 Cape Verde 1975 Federação Caboverdiana de Futebol Nando
 Gambia Gambia Football Association Pa Dembo Touray
 Guinea Fédération Guinéenne de Football Kamil Zayatte
 Guinea-Bissau Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau Unknown
 Liberia Liberia Football Association George Gebro
 Mali Fédération Malienne de Football Seydou Keita
 Mauritania Fédération de Football de la Républic Islamique de Mauritanie Unknown
 Senegal Fédération Sénégalaise de Football Papiss Cissé
 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Football Association Ibrahim Kargbo

Zone B

Country Year Governing body National team captain
 Benin 1975 Fédération Béninoise de Football Stéphane Sessègnon
 Burkina Faso Fédération Burkinabé de Football Moumouni Dagano
 Ivory Coast Fédération Ivoirienne de Football Didier Drogba
 Ghana Ghana Football Association Asamoah Gyan
 Niger Fédération Nigerienne de Football Ouwo Moussa Maazou
 Nigeria Nigeria Football Federation Joseph Yobo
 Togo Fédération Togolaise de Football Serge Akakpo


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.[2]

External links

  • Official website


  1. ^ a b "West African Football Union (Wafu) disbanded by Caf".  
  2. ^ a b c "Caf have split the West African Football Union into two separate zones".  
  3. ^ "Wafu Cup to make a comeback". BBC Sport. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
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