IFAF Africa Qualifier Match: Egypt to Host Morocco

First Official International American Football Match in Africa Set; Winner Heads to World Championships

This past week, more news was released regarding next summer’s International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Stockholm 2015 World Championships.

There are two remaining spots left in the tournament, one belonging to the Americas and the other to AFRICA! This spot will be represented by the winner of the IFAF Africa continental qualifier between Morocco and Egypt.

IFAF Newcomers Set Match

The Egyptian League of American Football (ELAF) will be hosting the Moroccan National Team in Cairo, for the very first IFAF African Championship Game. The winner of this game qualifies to the IFAF World Championship 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The match is tentatively set for December 13th of this year. The exact location of the game has yet to be announced.

This game is of particular importance as it marks the introduction of the game to the African continent. This match will be the first official international American football game in the history of Africa.

Egypt and Morocco are the first two African countries recognized by IFAF, and are looking forward to showing the globe their knowledge and passion for a sport that is growing rapidly across the African continent.

Learn more about the participating national organizations here:

Egyptian League of American Football (ELAF)
Association Nationale Marocaine de Football Américain (ANMFA)

We will provide more information on the game and teams as it is announced.

The Qualifiers

So far, 10 of the 12 teams have been decided. See these countries below.

IFAF Americas – 3 teams –  Mexico, Canada, and winner of Brazil & Panama
IFAF Europe – 3 teams –   Germany, Austria, France
IFAF Asia – 2 teams –  Japan and South Korea
IFAF Oceania – 1 team – Australia
IFAF Africa – 1 team –  Egypt & Morocco
Host CountrySweden
Defending ChampionsU.S.A.

John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.