El Hadji Diouf slams four-year AFCON proposal

El Hadji Diouf slams four-year AFCON proposal

Former Senegal international El Hadji Diouf is not happy with a suggestion by FIFA president Gianni Infantino to hold the Africa Cup of Nations every four years instead of its current two-year format.

Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba backed Infantino’s idea a day ago and vowed to get involved in the debate, but Diouf, who played for Liverpool, believes a four-year wait would be too long.

“I think every two years is fine for the Africa Cup of Nations, although we are yet to settle on the right period to hold the tournament,” the two-time African footballer of the year told Senegalese Press Agency, APS.

“FIFA president only made a proposal. Someone now has to decide whether the plan is okay or not. Personally, I think a four-year AFCON would be too long. Infantino is the president of world’s football, but Africa should be able to guide her own destiny,” he said.

The next AFCON will be held in Cameroon early next year.

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