The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has thrown its weight behind the idea to have the men and women World Cup staged biennially.
The African body confirmed in a statement that the Executive Committee chaired by President Patrice Motsepe is in full support of the proposal during their meeting held on Friday in Morocco.
Recall, Saudi Arabia earlier proposed to FIFA to consider making the tournament a biennial showpiece at last month’s FIFA Congress.
While the project has been totally embraced by CAF, what’s yet to be understood is, how Africa would accommodate the World Cup and Nations Cup, and their qualifying campaigns, every other year.
“The Executive Committee [EXCO] of the Confederation of African Football, chaired by Patrice Motsepe, met on Friday, July 16, 2021, in Rabat, Morocco,” read part of the statement from CAF.
“The EXCO gave its support to the idea of organising the FIFA World Cup every two years and called for the implementation of the recommendations of the final audit of CAF conducted by PwC.
“The Executive Committee gave its support to the project of a men’s and women’s World Cup every two years, which was formulated during the last FIFA Congress and the committee asked that Fifa be informed of this favorable reception.”
Also in the statement, the committee confirmed they were impressed with work being done by Cameroon ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
“The Exco took note of the reports of the inspection missions organized by CAF for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 in Cameroon,” the statement continued.
“It was also informed of the good progression of the work regarding the completion of stadiums under construction and other facilities.
“A final inspection visit in mid-August will assess the progress of the Olembe Stadium and the possibility of organizing the next home match of the Cameroon national team in the September 2021 window.”