FIFA planning new 'African league'

African Football

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed there are discussions to take African football 'to the top of the world' with a major stadium investment and a new 'African league'.

During his trip to Lubumbashi to celebrate the 80th anniversary of continental giants TP Mazembe, the FIFA boss spoke of his desire of the potential development.

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"We have to take the 20 best African clubs and put them in an Africa league," Infantino said, as per AFP.

"Such a league could make at least $200 million in revenue, which would put it among the top 10 in the world."

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The 49-year-old added he will look to 'collect a billion dollars' for the purpose of offering each African country a world-class stadium up to the standards of FIFA.

"We'll take the best African referees and pay them. We will depoliticise it and professionalise African refereeing," he said.

"I want to take African football to the top of the world."