The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) are planning to extend the variety of collaborating groups on the Africa Cup of Nations from 16 to 24.
This was revealed by the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) on their official web site on Tuesday.
In line with the NFF, CAF will determine on the plan at a two-day African Soccer Symposium in Rabat, Morocco at the moment (Tuesday).
Additionally, one of many proposals to be mentioned on the symposium which can have NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and different prime Nigerian delegates in attendance, is the shifting of the AFCON from January to summer time.
The President Federation of Worldwide Soccer Federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, can be on the occasion.
The assertion on NFF web site reads: "FIFA President Gianni Infantino is on the head of a pool of worldwide soccer directors and stakeholders who’re in Rabat, Morocco for a two –day African Soccer Symposium beginning on Tuesday.
"The FIFA supremo was obtained on the Mohamed V Worldwide Airport, Casablanca on Monday afternoon by CAF President Ahmad and his two deputies, Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Fixed Selemani.
"CAF insiders hinted thenff.com on Monday that the symposium, which can be adopted by a CAF Additional-Unusual Common Meeting on Friday, has been put collectively to ferment strong new concepts and beliefs for the transformation of the African recreation, and function a type of recreation –changer that can drive the imaginative and prescient of the brand new CAF management that swept into workplace 4 months in the past.
"CAF President Ahmad and the President of the Federation Royale Marocaine de Soccer, Fouzi Lekjaa are chief hosts of the symposium happening on the Worldwide Convention Centre, Mohammed VI, Skhirat.
"NFF President Amaju Pinnick (like Lekjaa a Member of the CAF Government Committee), Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, Common Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, former NFF Common Secretary Musa Amadu and Director of Communications Ademola Olajire are within the Nigeria delegation in Morocco.
"Thenff.com additionally learnt proposal to extend the variety of groups on the Africa Cup of Nations finals from 16 to 24 groups, and change the finals from January to the summer time, is without doubt one of the key factors to be mentioned on the symposium and the extra-ordinary common meeting.
"Proponents are hinging their place on numerous positives, together with the truth that a 24 –group AFCON finals will imply more cash for CAF, more cash for the African FAs, involvement of extra nations and due to this fact extra followers within the Cup finals, involvement of extra stakeholders of the African recreation and its capability to propel the event of infrastructure across the African continent as co-hosting of the finals will in the end be inspired."