African Deaf Football Championship

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The African Deaf Football Confederation (DAFC) includes more than 20 national football federations of African countries. The strongest, most successful and popular national teams of this continent are Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Cameroon, Egypt, Algeria, Gabon, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Burkina FASO and others.

From September 11-25, 2021 will be held in Nairobi Kenya the Deaf African Football Championship qualifier for Deaflympics 2022, soccer matches will be hosted for the first time by the Kenya Federation of Sports for the Deaf (KFSD) to determine the teams qualifying for Deaflympics (1st-15th May 2022) in Caxias Do Sul -Brazil. A total of 16 teams will compete for the final tournament, including Kenya, host country qualified automatically. Tournament format at the first stage, 16 teams will be distributed by drawing of lots into 4 groups of 4 teams each. The teams that took the first and second places in the groups, as well as the four best teams that took the third places (the teams leaving the third place are determined by the number of points scored in the group) go to the playoffs. Additional indicators in case of equal points for 2 or more teams. From the 1/8 finals, matches will be played according to the elimination system. In case of a tie, the teams will play an additional two halves of 15 minutes each. If in extra time the winner is not revealed, then the winner is determined in a penalty shootout. At least only 02 (two) finalists team will be qualified to represent Africa for Deaflympics.