Who is Francesco Zema?

CONIFA is keen to support players from all backgrounds as it celebrates inclusivity across the globe. In our latest feature, we catch up with Francesco Zema, the organisation’s Disabled Football Manager. Tell us a bit about you? I am a Non-Profit specialist working with vulnerable communities, young at risk and disabled people. I am family…

Hope on the horizon for Kiribati and Tuvalu

Image credit: Con Chronis There’s good news on the horizon for two CONIFA members. Both Kiribati and Tuvalu look set to start playing football under the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The news first broke on 14 March 2020, when a Facebook post quoting Tuvalu Islands Football Association (TIFA) President Soseala Tinilau appeared on a page…

CONIFA’s AGM: looking to the future in Jersey

Image credit: Brad Merrett CONIFA began debating its agenda for the coming decade on day one of its 7th Annual General Meeting, opened in Jersey by Global President Per-Anders Blind and Jersey’s Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Senator, Steve Pallett. Steve, whose ministerial responsibilities cover the island’s sport, reflected on Jersey’s…

The 16 teams going to the 2020 CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020 – revealed!

Image credit: CONIFA/Alvaro Velazquez With the news that the CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020 will be taking place between 30 May-7 June 2020 in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, CONIFA is delighted to announce that the following teams have qualified for the tournament. AfricaMatabelelandKabyliaDarfurWestern Sahara AsiaTamil EelamPanjabUnited Koreans in Japan EuropeSouth OssetiaWestern ArmeniaKernowParishes of…

PRESS RELEASE: CONIFA ANNOUNCES YOUNG PIONEER TOURS AS OFFICIAL TOUR PARTNER

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has today announced another exciting partnership, with Young Pioneer Tours signing a one-year deal to become the football federation’s Official Tour Partner. 2019 has been a year of progress for CONIFA, with the growth of their women’s football programme, along with a hugely successful Sportsbet.io European Football Cup…