The supremo of the World’s football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has reiterated its commitment to the development of the game in Africa.
Infantino while speaking during the CAF extraordinary assembly promised to “project African football to the top of the world” and laid out plans for FIFA and CAF to raise a minimum fund of USD1bn to make solid and sustainable infrastructural investments in Africa.
“We are more committed than ever to make sure that we obtain these 1 billion U.S. dollars for the investment in infrastructure in African football because this is what African football deserves.
“This is the year of collaboration, of partnership, of unity between us. We have committed to be that; we have to be committed to invest in infrastructure in Africa,” he said.
”We need to protect the football, and we need to make sure that football remains relevant for our young generation. And I would say particularly in a continent like Africa, where 40% of the population is below 15 years of age,” he said.
“We need to think about the future, we need to think about how we can make our sport more enthusing, more relevant for the young generation, which today has many other things to focus on,” he concluded.