FIFA World Cup in Brazil - The President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Issa Hayatou, has summoned the presidents of the five African representatives at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil to discuss how the continental body can assist their preparations for the Mundial, which will take place from 12 June to 13 July, 2014.
They are the presidents of football federations of Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
A statement, signed by the Media Officer of the Nigerian Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, said that the CAF President would use the opportunity provided by the one-day meeting to impress on the federation chiefs on the need for adequate preparation of their teams for the global soccer showpiece.
Olajire noted that no African team had ever reached the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup in the past 19 editions.
The statement stressed that there was the need for the Africa teams to make strong showings at the highest global soccer fiesta.
The meeting is scheduled to hold on 21 February in Cairo, Egypt.
Only eight countries have lifted the trophy before -- Brazil, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, Argentina, England, France and Spain.
The Cameroon (at Italy 1990) and Senegal (Korea/Japan, 2002), remained the two African countries that had reached the last eight of the FIFA World Cup.