New club competition, quadrennial Afcon in Fifa’s vision for African football

FIFA president Gianni Infantino (by Elsa/Getty Images)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed that the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) be held every four years and a lucrative new tournament created for clubs on the continent, as world football’s governing body declared that its clean-up mission at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is now complete.

Infantino outlined plans for the development of competitions and infrastructure in African football during a seminar held in Rabat ahead of yesterday’s (Sunday’s) CAF Executive Committee meeting in the Moroccan city. The Fifa president unveiled a joint Fifa/CAF strategy for the African game focused on the three key pillars of investment mobilisation, competition development and refereeing.

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