Zanzibar Football Federation 2022

Zanzibar Football Federation 2022

The Zanzibar Football Federation (ZFF) (Swahili: Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Zanzibar) is Zanzibar’s main football body.

The ZFA was an associate member of the Confederation of African Football, Africa’s governing organization. Following a FIFA rejection in 2005, the ZFA was kicked out of CAF, only to be restored as an associate member after extensive campaigning.

Zanzibar Football Federation 2022
Zanzibar Football Federation 2022

 

As a result, club teams affiliated with the ZFA are eligible to compete in CAF’s continental club championships, but the Zanzibar national team is not. Due to their associate member status, the ZFA are unable to vote on CAF matters. Players from Zanzibar are eligible to compete in international competition for Tanzania, the sovereign territory’s representative.

Zanzibar Football Federation 2022

Zanzibar’s major football governing organization is the Zanzibar Football Federation (ZFF) (Swahili: Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Zanzibar).

The ZFA was an associate member of Africa’s governing body, the Confederation of African Football. The ZFA was booted out of CAF in 2005 after a FIFA rejection, only to be reinstated as an associate member after intense agitation.

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As a result, club teams associated with the ZFA are allowed to play in the CAF’s continental club championships, but not the national team of Zanzibar. The ZFA are unable to vote on CAF affairs due to their associate membership status. Players from Zanzibar are eligible to participate for Tanzania, the sovereign territory’s representative, in international competition.

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