|Mohammed Saad (President of CAeS) with Colin Webster (General Secretary of CAeS) at IeSF's 5th World Championships - Bucharest|
The founder members of such federation were Egypt, South Africa, and Tunisia.
After a great deal of discussion, Mohammed Saad of Egypt was elected in as the first president of CAeS. Under Mohammed's guidance CAeS has grown from the original three members to 6 in total.
Members now include Ghana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There are another 3 African countries that are also applying for membership.
CAeS sees as its main goals:
- To develop the growth of National Federations in Africa,
- To enable African National Federations to affiliate to the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF), and
- To change perceptions in African sporting bodies in order to get eSports admitted into the All African games.
The elections shall be held in November 2017, and the positions of President, General Secretary, and Vice-President are up for grabs.
Only member federations in good-standing may nominate candidates.
The closing date for nominations is 1 October 2017.