FIFA Staging Club World Cup During AFCON Is Disrespectful – Ahmed Mido
Former Premier League and Egypt star Mido has hit back at the news that FIFA’s Club World Cup will now be scheduled cross over with the Africa Cup of Nations.
Following the withdrawal of host Japan on precautionary Covid-19 grounds due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, the competition is now slated for February which is the exact time the AFCON reaches its peak.
Mido having heard the news, the former Tottenham Hotspurs forward hit back at the decision and suggested that it shows a blatant disregard to Africa.
The former Ajax Amsterdam hitman also added on twitter, that FIFA deciding to hold the Club World Cup while AFCON is going on is a sign of disrespect to African football.
The revised dates clashes with the Africa Cup of Nations, which will sees the continents national champions decided in the final on the 6 of February in Cameroon.
Mido added that such decision wouldn’t have been made if the case has been with the Euros or Copa America.
“Can the International Federation hold the tournament at the same time as the European Nations Cup or at the same time as Copa America?” Of course not. He said.
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