FIFA president reveals plan for African football league

2 December 2019

Photo: Getty Images FIFA president Gianni Infantino embracing Senegal's Sadio Mane after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final between Senegal and Algeria.

FIFA's president, Gianni Infantino, has revealed the organisation's wish to create an African football league.

The league would consist of Africa's 20 best teams and could help improve the revenue of African football.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen

During a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, FIFA's president, Gianni Infantino, spoke of the organisation's wish to launch an African football league.

"We have to take the 20 best African clubs and put them in an Africa league," Infantino said, outlining FIFA's "three-pillar approach" to help improve football on the continent, according to SportsPro.

This approach covers competitions, infrastructure and refereeing, which, by generating more revenue, will in theory enable African clubs to retain top players.

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