CAF Boss, Ahmad backs Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid

CAF Boss, Ahmad backs Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid
Ahmad, new CAF President congradutes by Gianni Infantino, FIFA President

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Mar 30, 2017. 10:30

Morocco is bidding to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup and they have received the backing of the CAF new president, Ahmad Ahmad.

The Madagascan football administrator announced that he will support the North African country as they hope to host the world's biggest football event.

A former player and coach, Ahmad recently succeeded Issa Hayatou as CAF president ending the Cameroonian's 29-year reign.

Speaking to the media in Morocco, Marrakesh, Ahmad said he supports the bid to host the 2026 World Cup and believes the country has what it needs to win the bid.


“We are convinced that Morocco could organize this competition just as was done by South Africa in 2010,” Ahmad said.

Furthermore, the announcement follows a few months after FIFA president Gianni Infantino praised the country.

He said they have what is needed regarding infrastructure and organisational capacity to host the World Cup.

Morocco previously bid for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010, but they were unsuccessful on those occasions.

However, with the first African World Cup having been held in South Africa in 2010, the North Africans stand a good chance of winning the bid.

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