AFCON to undergo major changes after Fifa President Gianni Infantino proposals?

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Speaking at a seminar for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Morocco in relation to development and infrastructure on the continent, Infantino opened up about his new ideas for AFCON.

The 2021 edition in Cameroon has already reverted back to the original dates between January and February and more changes are expected within an evolution of Africa's biggest football prize.

"I propose to organise the Africa Cup of Nations every four years rather than two years," he said, as per FIFA's official website.

"The CAN [Africa Cup of Nations] generates twenty times less than the Euros. Having a CAN every two years, is that good at the commercial level?

"Has this developed the infrastructure? Think about spending it every four years."

GK: Andre Onana (Cameroon and AFC Ajax)
GK: Andre Onana (Cameroon and AFC Ajax)
RB: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Borussia Dortmund)
RB: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Borussia Dortmund)
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli)
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli)
CB: Joel Matip (Cameroon and Liverpool)
CB: Joel Matip (Cameroon and Liverpool)
LB: Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast and Tottenham)
LB: Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast and Tottenham)
CM: Idrissa Gueye (Senegal and PSG)
CM: Idrissa Gueye (Senegal and PSG)
CM: Hakim Ziyech (Morocco and AFC Ajax)
CM: Hakim Ziyech (Morocco and AFC Ajax)
AM: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)
AM: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)
RW: Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)
RW: Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)
ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Arsenal)
ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Arsenal)
LW: Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool)
LW: Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool)
Scroll through the gallery to see the FIFPro Afric
Scroll through the gallery to see the FIFPro Africa Best11 as released by CAF.

Infantino went on to reveal the three key areas they will focus on for the issues that currently plague African football, which included officiating.

"We have to develop African solutions to African problems. We have identified three areas for intervention namely refereeing, infrastructure and competitions.

"We have been talking about the development of African football for many years. Pelé once said that an African team would win the Fifa World Cup, but this hasn't happened and it seems we are not making progress. Today must be the day we turn that page."