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Patrice Motsepe backs idea for Soccer World Cup every 2 years for ‘benefit of African football’

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Oct 22, 2021

CAF president Patrice Motsepe is in favour of the Soccer World Cup being held every two years.

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However, the response to former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger’s proposal to shake up world football has largely been negative.

Wenger’s perhaps controversial idea does have some support, with 59-year-old Motsepe explaining that in conjunction with a Super League, the move would massively benefit African football.

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“One of the biggest beneficiaries of football every two years is the developing countries.

“My job is to make sure that African football grows and succeeds,” Patrice Motsepe, the billionaire owner of Mamelodi Sundowns, said on a trip to Ghana.

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Patrice 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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