Coach Le Roy Accuses FIFA Of Killing Africa Cup Of Nation


Algeria won the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt but there are concerns about the next tournament clashing with the Club World Cup.
Fifa’s decision to play the 2021 Club World Cup in June and July could “kill” the Africa Cup of Nations, says Togo coach Claude le Roy.
Set to take place in China with an expanded 24 teams, the club tournament’s new timing and format pose problems for Africa’s showpiece event.
Cameroon is due to host the next Afcon finals in June and July 2021.
“It’s terrible for the projection of this beautiful competition – the Nations Cup,” said Le Roy.
Speaking to BBC Sport Africa, the Frenchman – who has coached at a record nine Afcon finals, winning the tournament with Cameroon in 1988 – added: “Fifa’s decision that June is a good time to host the Club World Cup means they are killing the Nations Cup.”

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