Football on the African continent has not been as competitive as lovers of the game would have loved it to be.
However, President of the Confederation of African Football, Dr. Patrice Motsepe has insisted the organisation has in place plans to increase the level of competitiveness in African Football while also adding that they hope to get global spectators to see the attractive sign of African football.
He revealed the plans being put in place in statement issued to CAF’s official website. It reads: “It is also important that the quality of the competitions that CAF hosts are globally competitive and appealing to spectators, viewers and interested parties in Africa and globally.”
In this regard steps are being taken to:
* improve the efficiency and professionalism of CAF’s Competitions and its staff
* invest in African football infrastructure and ensuring that in every CAF Member Association there is a FIFA approved stadium
* build and strengthen relationships with current and potential sponsors and partners
* retain and employ appropriately qualified and skilled personnel
* invest in the youth and in the future of African football
* develop and grow women’s football
* protect the integrity and professionalising refereeing
* introduce appropriately priced video assistant referees (‘VAR’)
CAF also intends to build a strong relationship with their Member Associations as part of promoting and advancing the interest of the organisation, helping to also strengthen the relationship with current sponsors.
The statement adds: “The President of CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe, will continue visiting several Member Associations in their countries to advance and promote their interest and the interest of CAF and also to assist with building relationships and partnerships for the Member Associations with their Governments and potential sponsors.”