By Abdulgafar Oladimeji.
Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African football have disclosed that out of the 54 countries on the continent, only 22 nations are adjudged to have standard football pitches that could play host to international football event.
According to a report released by the continental governing body, a vast number of African nations have no football pitch that meets the standard to host international games.
Perturbed by the poor state of African football pitches , CAF took the decision to approach the African Development Bank to bail the continent out from its current football pitch dilemma.
An African football delegation led by the President of world football governing body FIFA, Mr Gianni Infantino and the President of CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe visited the President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina in Abidjan to ask for $1billion lifeline for wholesale revamp of football infrastructure on the African continent.
Our correspondent reports that , CAF General Secretary, Mr Veron Mosengo-Omba and Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba.