CAF to Consider Holding AFCON Outside of Africa


African football governing body CAF is considering holding its biennial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament outside of the continent, according to sources.

The idea was presented by a working committee at the ongoing CAF Symposium in Morocco.

Committee members say the tournament could be held in countries with superior infrastructure, including those that recently built stadiums to host major tournaments of their own.

Among the nations mentioned as examples were China, the United States, and Qatar, which is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Yesterday, the committee voted to expand the tournament to 24 teams and to begin hosting it in June/July instead of January/February.

Another idea floated was expanding the CAF Champions League from 16 to 32 teams.

Such moves would still require the approval of multiple bodies, including the CAF Executive Committee.

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