Thenationonlineng– FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has further assured that more slot would be alotted to Africa before the 2026 World cup.
The FIFA boss who spoke in Abuja on Monday said more 8 slots would be added to the present 32 slots to make a total of 40 participating countries “I want to assure Africa will have two out of this.
The current number does not commensurate with the number of entries we have from Africa.
“It would have been earlier, but because the other years have been allocated, so there is nothing we can do before now”.
He said that to facilitate the development of the game in the various continents, that FIFA has increased their grants to the various Federations from $200,000 to $1.25 million.
He advised Nigerians not to measure the performance of successive football federations with the number of matches won, but the various developmental programs they embarked upon.
He promised that FIFA would key into the 50,000 houses, 50, 000 footballers program being embarked upon by a private initiative in Nigeria.
He said that FIFA would join hands with the initiators to expand it further.