CAF Backs Two-Yearly World Cup, Plans Super League

CAF Backs Two-Yearly World Cup, Plans Super League 2
File photograph:  The World Cup winner’s trophy is seen through the 68th FIFA Congress on the Expocentre in Moscow on June 13, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

 

African soccer’s governing physique CAF helps staging the World Cup each two years and is pushing forward with plans for a continental Super League, in line with an announcement launched on Monday.

An government committee assembly chaired by president Patrice Motsepe in Morocco on the weekend backed a Saudi Arabian proposal at a latest FIFA assembly to alter the frequency of the World Cup.

Since Uruguay hosted the primary event in 1930, the largest single-sport occasion has been held each 4 years aside from a break throughout World War II.

World Cup qualifying and event matches are money-spinners, partly as a result of TV rights, and rising the frequency would give African nationwide soccer associations a desperately wanted monetary increase.

Motsepe didn’t tackle fears {that a} biennial World Cup added to a biennial Africa Cup of Nations would result in fixture congestion.

A doable resolution can be to mix qualifying for the 2 tournaments as was accomplished for the 2006 and 2010 competitions.

The government have additionally instructed the membership competitions committee to speed up a feasibility examine of an African Super League.

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CAF Backs Two-Yearly World Cup, Plans Super League 3
South African businessman Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe, the brand new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), seems on throughout a press convention after his election as president through the forty third CAF General Assembly in Morocco’s capital Rabat on March 12, 2021.  FADEL SENNA / AFP

 

There have been no particulars concerning the proposed competitors, which was first mooted by FIFA president Gianni Infantino at a gathering with CAF officers in Morocco final 12 months.

Infantino urged that 20 golf equipment be everlasting individuals whereas others would qualify by way of regional competitions.

In April, 12 European golf equipment introduced a Super League of their very own earlier than all sides aside from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus pulled out as a result of widespread criticism.

The 2021-2022 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions will kick-off on September 10 with the preliminary and first spherical attracts to be made not later than August 15.

Bids to host the finals of the 2 competitions will open this November.

CAF basic secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba briefed the chief on the ultimate report on its affairs by auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers, however particulars weren’t made public.

The government informed Mosengo-Omba to shortly implement the suggestions and to discover the authorized penalties of the report findings.

Cairo-based CAF is battling to enhance its picture after widespread allegations of corruption and its final president, Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad, was suspended by FIFA final 12 months for monetary misconduct.

Motsepe and his government have been informed good progress was being made in preparation for the 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon, which has been postponed till January 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A closing inspection is deliberate for mid-August in Cameroon, who had to get replaced by Egypt as 2019 hosts after falling behind with stadium development.

AFP

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CAF Backs Two-Yearly World Cup, Plans Super League

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