CAF 'think tank' to change Africa Cup of Nations system

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 - 01:34 GMT

African Cup of Nations system to be changed – FIFA.COM

African Cup of Nations system to be changed – FIFA.COM

CAIRO - 19 July 2017: A two-day symposium organized by the Confederation of African Football, held in Morocco on Tuesday and Wednesday, generated many suggestions to improve the current Africa Cup of Nations system.

“We are here for a historic chapter and to affect great changes,” CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said in his opening statement according to the BBC. “These are decisions that will determine the future of our game.”

Symposium suggestions included changing African Cup of Nations date from January to be played in June or July every 2 years and increasing the participating teams to 24.

Many great names in African football discussed these suggestions, such as Hossam Hassan from Egypt, Jay Jay Okocha and Samuel Eto’o from Nigeria as well as Joseph-Antoine Bell from Cameroon.

"I feel this could be a crucial day for African football,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said during the event. “All the stakeholders interested in this beautiful game have to work to develop African football and bring it to where it belongs; at the top of world football."
These suggestions need confirmation from CAF executive committee before being applied.

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