Home   >   Sports   >   Football/Soccer   >   201912

Why FIFA Wants To Create An African League?   
  << Prev  |  Next >>
Comments ( 2 )     Email    Print
Related Stories
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he would like to see an African league created and investment of more than $1 billion on stadia on the continent. "We have to take the 20 best African clubs and put them in an Africa league," Infantino said during a visit to the DR Congo to celebrate the 80th birthday of club TP Mazembe.

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

Infantino added he planned to launch an appeal "to collect a billion dollars before being able to give every African country a real football stadium up to FIFA standards." The 49-year-old who took over as head of world football's governing body in February 2016 said his ideas were to help the sport in the continent compete on a global level. "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," he added.
Source: www.sport24.co.za

Comments ( 2 ): Post Your Comments >>

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
Featured Video

Name: Yaw(Qatar)
This is disrespectful. He is treating Africa as a country. Come to think of the travel involved in away matches. He knows when money is mentioned, Africans would even sacrifice the lives of their citizens. He has reignited the popular saying "Africa is one big jungle"
Name: Ronnie
Am all for anything that will create jobs and revenues for Africans...but why is it that African leaders cannot create such a league on their own. Why do we have to wait for a White man to take the initiative for us? What are leaders for?

Post A Comment