Union of North African Football Federations
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Salah El Arbi
The Union of North African Football Federations (Arabic: اتحاد شمال إفريقيا لكرة القدم; French: Union nord-africaine de football) abbreviated to UNAF 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.
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.
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- Former logo
- Present logo
All associations were founding members of UNAF and are members of the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA).
|Algerian Ligue 1
|Egyptian Premier League
|Libyan Premier League
|Tunisian Ligue 1
Men's National Teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
Women's National Teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA based on matches played over the last four years.
UNAF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth, clubs and futsal.
|UNAF Women's Tournament
|North African Futsal Tournament
|UNAF U-23 Tournament
|UNAF U-20 Tournament
|UNAF U-17 Tournament
|UNAF Club Cup
|UNAF Women's Club Tournament
|North African Cup of Champions
|North African Cup Winners Cup
|North African Super Cup
On 19 November 2009, the Egyptian Football Association withdrew its membership citing the incidents that accompanied the playoff between Egypt and Algeria, but returned in 2011.
- West African Football Union (WAFU)
- Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC)
- Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA)
- Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA)
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- "تاريخ إتحاد شمال إفريقيا". UNAF official website.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men) - CAF Region". FIFA. 4 June 2015.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women) - CAF Region". FIFA. 2011-12-23.
- "EFA suspends membership in UNAF". Egypt State Information. November 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- "Egypt retire from UNAF" (in French). El Watan. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- (Arabic) Official website