FIFA Head Infantino Gianni

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has revealed the world’s football governing body’s plans to raise $1 billion dollars to build at least one stadium meeting Fifa standards in each African country.

Gianni Infantino

Infantino said this in Lubumbashi during the 80th anniversary celebrations of DR Congo outfit TP Mazembe.

The leader talked up gathering financial support from companies and entrepreneurs to raise around US$1 billion to make the proposal a reality.

“We want to bring it (Africa) to the highest of heights and show the world the outstanding talent and amazingly gifted players your continent possesses,” the BBC quoted him.

“To do this, we want to implement a three pillar approach: refereeing, infrastructure and competitions, in close cooperation with Caf, all of its 54 member associations across Africa and other stakeholders.

“I am positive that we will make African football reach the top level where it should be because the quality and potential are definitely here.”