FIFA chief calls for synchronised int'l match scheduling, globalising football in meeting with AU chair

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Sep 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and DRC President Felix Tshisekedi also reviewed the ongoing collaboration between the FIFA and the AU

Gianni Infantino & Félix Tshisekedi
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and current Chairperson of the African Union (AU), Félix Tshisekedi during their meeting. Ahramonline

FIFA President Gianni Infantino stressed the need to harmonise the international match calendar to help make football “truly global” during a meeting with Félix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo and current chairperson of the African Union (AU).

The two presidents — who meet on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York — followed up on their most recent meeting in Kinshasa in February and reviewed the ongoing collaboration between the FIFA and the AU.

“The meeting with President Tshisekedi showed once more his desire to ensure that African football develops not only across the entire continent, but also on the global stage,” Infantino said following discussions on the memorandum of understanding that was signed by the FIFA and the AU two years ago.

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