CAF proposes to increase AFCON teams to 24

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has proposed to increase the number of participating teams at the Africa Cup of Nations from 16 to 24.

This was revealed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on their official website on Tuesday.

According to the NFF, CAF will decide on the plan at a two-day African Football Symposium in Rabat, Morocco today (Tuesday).

Also, one of the proposals to be discussed at the symposium, is the shifting of the AFCON from January to summer.

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, who is in Rabat, Morocco for the event was received on Monday afternoon by CAF President Ahmad and his two deputies, Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Constant Selemani.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, former NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu and Director of Communications Ademola Olajire are in the Nigeria delegation in Morocco.

 

 

Aisha JM