CHILLIN’ WITH SAZI
Biennial World Cup may work for other continents but what about Africa?
Arsene Wenger’s proposal does not factor in the problem of African logistics and facilities
There’s been an intense debate sweeping the planet about Fifa’s proposal to have football’s most prestigious tournament, the World Cup, played every two years.
I first dismissed it as a figment of the imagination of Fifa’s suits, who never seem to get enough in their coffers for organising these events.
Even when I heard that former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was the one championing this idea as Fifa’s head of global development, I wasn’t convinced it could fly. I nevertheless tried to sit and listen, because Wenger is the only coach who has ever brought me joy as a distant Gunners supporter. So I tend to listen when he speaks football...