FIFA President Ginnani Infantino is keen to see Africa get extra slots in future Mundial; starting with the 2026 edition whose host country is yet to be officially unveiled.
As proposed by Infantino, Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026.
Infantino proposed the expansion from 32 teams before he was elected by world football’s governing body in February.
Africa is currently allocated five places at World Cups.
“My proposal has been 40 teams and if that happens then my proposal has been to have at least two extra places for African teams,” said Infantino.
The move would not come into effect until 2026 with the format of 32 teams already confirmed for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.
The Fifa boss who just rounded off a two-day working visit to Nigeria on Monday has spoken greatly about the country even as he charged Nigeria football officials to make full use of the abundant talent at its disposal.
He said: There is great passion and great tradition, but there is need for unity and stability. I was elected on pledges of reforms, transparency and to develop the game.
“I am happy that Ms Samoura accepted to be Secretary General and the Executive Council endorsed her, because her choice said something for inclusion, gender equality, diversity and the future that we promise.