The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent’s ruling body.
The Nations Cup’s timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, where many Africans play.
The biennial finals could also be increased from 16 teams to 24.
“That is the first thing to talk about – we can’t get away from it,” said Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad.
“We have already had a lot of suggestions,” he added in his opening address at a two-day symposium on the continental game’s future in Morocco.
An unprecedented number of players turned down call-ups for this year’s tournament in Gabon to stay with their clubs.