According to the Barclays Premier league’s executive Chairman, Mr Richard Scudamore, Africa may likely host the premier league pre-season tournament.
He spoke with BBC sport and said “Maybe we will bring one of our international tournaments [to Africa]. We have one in Asia and probably at some point, Africa and America will have to feature,”
Scudamore was speaking at a live event held by the Premier League in Cape Town, South Africa, on 19 and 20 March.
Fans were given the chance to meet former players, including Robbie Fowler of Liverpool and Peter Schmeichel, the legendary Manchester United goalkeeper, and Premier League matches were shown live on a giant screen.
“These events are like a theme park for Premier League fans,” said Scudamore. “They are good because people can come and touch and feel and be part of something – we will do more and more of these fan events.”
Other stars were in attendance of the event and they are; former South Africa and Manchester United forward Quinton Fortune, and ex-South Africa and Leeds defender Lucas Radebe.
Africa may be getting the needed attention by the world, after all the many successes the continent has recorded lately.
Sports development is also on front burner in the continent.