FIFA’s leaders recently surprised everyone by deciding to reform the club’s world cup. This new reform stipulates that the club world cup will take place now in June. Even if the information had been circulating for a few months, it was finally made official.
But this new formula has aroused a lot of criticism in many football lovers. Among these people is the coach of Togo Claude Le Roy.
On BBC Africa, the French coach said this decision will kill the African Cup of Nations. ” FIFA’s decision to host the Club World Cup in June means they are killing the African Cup of Nations ” he said.
Claude Leroy spoke about the repercussions of this new competition on the preparations of African players who play abroad: ” If you move the African Cup of Nations in July, it’s worse than before (in January-February ) for clubs. The players will miss the pre-season preparations with their clubs and this part of the season is the most important for the players because of the new season . “
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) October 29, 2019