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FIFA Announce Plans To Raise $1 Billion For Africa

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Fifa president, Gianni Infantino has announced the intention of the Football’s world governing body to raise $1 billion dollars to build at least one stadium meeting Fifa standards in each African country.

Mr Infantino who made this known in Lubumbashi during the 80th-anniversary celebrations of DR Congo revealed that Fifa would mobilize companies and entrepreneurs to raise around US$1 billion with the objective of building at least one stadium that complies with Fifa’s standards in each African country.

He also said that One of the plans by governing body is for Fifa to create a professional and elite group of African referees who will be independent of administration and political bodies.

This follows on from the decision taken in the last executive committee meeting of Caf where a decision to implement reforms in the refereeing sector was approved.

Infantino also hinted at the possibility of creating an African League that would see the best clubs from the continent play against each other, without giving further details or outlining how the plan might impact the Champions League.




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