CAF President promises changes to AFCON

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Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad says he will consult with experts in Africa and globally on whether the Africa Cup of Nations should be held every two or four years.

Speaking to reporters Ahmad talked about switching the continent ’s flagship tournament from its traditional winter slot to the summer

“The African Cup of Nations is the most important competition in Africa and even in the world it is the third most important‚” Ahmad said.

“I will open discussion‚ and consult the people involved in football‚ including media and officials‚ to discuss if there is a need to increase the amount of time between Afcons.

“I am ready to listen. I am not someone who will make decisions on my own. It’s up to the people.”

Ahmad also said his presidency would focus on greater transparency, and take a tough stand on interference from governments.

“ The change I can guarantee is at the level of financial management because perhaps for too long CAF is not at the (proper ) standard, with lack of transparency, and bad governance , with interference in the making of decisions .

“ All that is going to stop .”