Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Dr Patrice Motsepe hosted the Presidents of CAF Member Associations in Doha, Qatar where he was joined by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani and President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Dominguez in the side event of the 2022 World Cup draw on Friday.
the 52 CAF Member Associations in Qatar, discussed with Motsepe some of the challenges facing African football, as well as the good progress that has been made on governance, professionalism and the improvement in CAF competitions and the quality of African football.
The CAF President Motsepe called on the Member Association Presidents to work together to make African football amongst the best in the world.
On partnerships with other football Confederations, President Motsepe restated his commitment and the commitment of CAF to build mutually beneficial relationships with CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, UEFA, OFC.
“I want to thank FIFA President Infantino, President Montagliani of CONCACAF and CONMEBOL President Dominguez for joining our meeting and emphasizing the commitment of all of us to partner and work together to develop and grow football in our Continents and throughout the world.” Declared Motsepe.
President of CONCACAF Montagliani took over and added: “Africa and CONCACAF are the future of football. And I know we are both on this journey to grow. We share similarities and we have similar challenges from travelling distances, to cross culture. We also share the passion for football. It is important for us going forward that we bond together and work closer not only for football in CONCACAF and Africa but to make FIFA stronger.”
“South America and Africa have always shared a lot in common. There is a dream I have; of course, the first prize. I hope that the FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be played first by two South American teams. But if they don’t both make it, one must be South American and the other African. It is possible, we have the talent.” President of CONMEBOL Dominguez said.