The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) has thrown its weight behind the FIFA proposal of a biennial World Cup, president Patrice Motsepe has confirmed.
Talking on the CAF EXCO assembly on the eve of the African Champions League last between Kaizer Chiefs and Al Ahly, Motsepe revealed their determination to assist internet hosting the World Cup each two years.
“Just a few weeks in the past there was a gathering on the FIFA congress and the CAF delegation supported the choice of FIFA to conduct a examine for this proposal which addressed points of getting the World Cup each two years,” he mentioned.
“The very best physique of CAF deemed it mandatory to precise assist as we did on the congress. African soccer, taking into consideration the intense monetary challenges and lack of infrastructure and lack of soccer services on the continent would most likely be one of many largest beneficiaries of a World Cup that takes place each two years.
“So the choice was to reaffirm our dedication to the choice that was taken and to point that having the soccer World Cup each two years is one thing that can be an enormous profit to the world however extra so to the creating world and African soccer particularly.”
Motsepe denied that the modifications might have an effect on the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) stating it could additionally stay each two years whereas the African Nations Championship (CHAN) could be each three years.