AFCON set for another drastic change?


The Africa Cup of Nations could be set for another drastic change after FIFA President Gianni Infantino outlined his vision to take African football 'to the top of the world.'

Speaking at a seminar for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Morocco in relation to development and infrastructure on the continent, Infantino opened up about his new ideas for AFCON.

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The 2021 edition in Cameroon has already reverted back to the original dates between January and February and more changes are expected within an evolution of Africa's biggest football prize.

"I propose to organise the Africa Cup of Nations every four years rather than two years," he said, as per FIFA's official website.

"The CAN [Africa Cup of Nations] generates twenty times less than the Euros. Having a CAN every two years, is that good at the commercial level?

"Has this developed the infrastructure? Think about spending it every four years."

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Infantino went on to reveal the three key areas they will focus on for the issues that currently plague African football, which included officiating.

"We have to develop African solutions to African problems. We have identified three areas for intervention namely refereeing, infrastructure and competitions.

"We have been talking about the development of African football for many years. Pelé once said that an African team would win the Fifa World Cup, but this hasn't happened and it seems we are not making progress. Today must be the day we turn that page."

"I think it's time to stop talking about the development of African football, and take actions. No African team has won the World Cup. And there is an impression Africa is going backwards."