FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino has proposed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) should hold the premier football competition in the continent every four years instead of the current roaster of two years.
The lead football tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup is held every four year just as the European version of the continental competition, the European Cup of Nations.
The FIFA boss made the suggestion at a seminar, held in Rabat, Morocco. The historic seminar focused on the development of competitions and infrastructure in African football and had in attendance, delegates from each of CAF’s 54 Member Associations, African football legends, representatives from the international banking and investment industries and the media.
It aimed at harnessing commitment, determination and passion of all of those involved in African football to raise it to the highest levels of the world game.
Since 1968, the Africa Cup of Nations has been held every two years. Since African players started migrating to Europe in the 1980s, it has always been difficult getting clubs to release players that are vital to their survival in the leagues.
That had necessitated the changing of the calendar for the Africa Cup of Nations in such a way to mitigate the difficulties of getting the off-shore players to feature.