FIFA President praises African ‘team spirit’


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FIFA President ( Gianni Infantino underlined the importance of “team spirit” to bring African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd Ordinary and Elective General Assembly of the CAF held today in Rabat.

“We know the values ​​of football, but the most important value is team spirit. This is the team spirit that we have witnessed these days in Africa ”.

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Referring to the future of African football, the FIFA President said: “I have said it before and I will say it again. We must stop saying that it is necessary to develop African football. It is about projecting him to the top of world football.

“The time for discussions has stopped. We must move forward, and we must move forward as a team: as a CAF and FIFA team which also includes all the confederations and associations from around the world. You are CAF. You are FIFA. ”

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Regarding Patrice Motsepe, who was elected today as the new CAF President, the FIFA President said: “I wish all the best for the next four years, to the new management team of CAF, football African and to Patrice Motsepe, to all those who were involved, to Augustin, Ahmed, Jacques and everyone. I want to assure you that FIFA is not on your side. FIFA is with you. “

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The full speech by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to the 43rd CAF Ordinary and Elective General Assembly is available here (

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