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CAF boss Motsepe in favour of mooted two year World Cup cycle

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Patrice Motsepe. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Patrice Motsepe. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe is in favour of the FIFA World Cup being held every two years.

The response to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's proposal to shake up world football has largely been negative.

But the controversial idea does have some support, with Motsepe explaining that in conjunction with a Super League, the move would massively benefit African football.

"One of the biggest beneficiaries of football every two years is the developing countries," as quoted by KickOff.

"My job is to make sure that African football grows and succeeds."

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Motsepe further explained: "Side by side with the Super League is to have a World Cup every two years.

"African football must be put in a fundamental position to benefit financially.

"The super league for Africa is a new competition because all of those other competitions are locked into agreements and the money they get is not enough.

"There has to be fundamental changes in how we do things in football so that African football can be noticed across the world.

"We do not want aid from anybody. We can work on our own and that's what I am here to do."

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