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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino tightens his grip on African federations

The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the president of the African Football Confederation, Patrice Motsepe, on 4 May 2021 in Abidjan.
The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the president of the African Football Confederation, Patrice Motsepe, on 4 May 2021 in Abidjan. © Legnan Koula/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
After months of bad blood between FIFA and some African federation members, the head of the international football organisation wants to take advantage of South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe's arrival at the head of the Confederation of African Football to exert greater control of the game on the continent. [...] (382 words)
Issue dated 03/06/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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