Celebrating the first-ever CONIFA Africa Cup
Biafra Football Federation have been crowned inaugural CONIFA African Cup champions after a well contested 1-0 win over Matabeleland in the final.
The historic first-ever tournament took place in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa and ran from May 21st – 25th 2022.
Initially intended to run for over two days, a number of factors led to the unanimous agreement of the federations to extend the competition.
Ngala Maimo Wajiri, Continental President for CONIFA Africa, said: “At the end of the day, we made it and despite the hitches, speed brakes and challenges, we have had the maiden edition of the CONIFA African Cup. We will only get better.
“Special thanks to CONIFA Global President, Per-Anders Blind, and all his staff for their support and confidence.”
The tournament’s three entrants – Matabeleland FC, Biafra FF and Yoruba Nation FF – played a total of four matches between them with the results as follows:
Saturday, May 21
Matabeleland 1-0 Biafra
YNFF 1-1 Matabeleland
Monday, May 23
Biafra FF 1-0 YNFF
Wednesday, May 25
Matabeleland 0-1 Biafra FF
Winners: Biafra Football Federation
Runners-Up: Matabeleland FC
Third Position: Yoruba Nation Football Federation
Best Player: Joe Junior Ike from Biafra FF
Top Scorer: Shylock Ndlovu from Matabeleland FC
Best Goalkeeper: Nonjabulo Dube from Matabeleland FC