Area 587,041 sq km
Capital City Antananarivo
Currency Malagasy ariary
Official languages Malagasy, French
Head of State Hery Rajaonarimampianina
FÉDÉRATION MALAGASY DE FOOTBALL
29, Rue de Russie Isoraka
Affiliated to FIFA 1964
Affiliated to CAF 1963
Honours 1990, 1993 Indian Ocean Games winners
Madagascar have missed the last two COSAFA Cup tournaments, but did reach the semifinals on their last showing in 2008. The country has never qualified for a major finals, though they do have two Indian Ocean Games titles to their name in the early 1990s. The country’s football federation president is known simply by a single name, Ahmad.
MADAGASCAR COSAFA CUP HISTORY
Madagascar played their first COSAFA Cup tournament in 2002, when they narrowly lost on penalties to South Africa in the quarterfinals, having ousted Mauritius 3-2 in their very first game.
They reached the quarterfinals again the following year after another victory over the Mauritians, but then suffered four first round exits in a row between 2004 and 2007.
Their biggest victory in the competition came in 2007 when they thumped Seychelles 5-0 to finish third in their first round group.
In 2008 they came through a first round group that also included Swaziland, Seychelles and Mauritius, before a quarterfinal success over a young Angolan side.
They were narrowly beaten in the semifinals by Mozambique, finishing the tournament in fourth place.
They have missed the next two tournaments but returned in 2015 to go one better as they finished third in the competition, beating Botswana 2-1 in the bronze medal match.
COSAFA CUP RESULT RECORD
|16-3-02||Pamplemousses||MAURITIUS||3-2||Randriamarozaka, Razafindrakoto, Randrianasoloniaina|
|21-7-02||Port Elizabeth||SOUTH AFRICA||0-01||-|
|29-4-07||Maputo||SEYCHELLES||5-0||Voavy 3, Ramiadamanana, Andriatsima|