African Soccer 16.4.2018 04:27 pm

South Africa back Morocco in World Cup bid

Danny Jordaan, SAFA president. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Danny Jordaan, SAFA president. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has promised South Africa will support Morocco in their 2026 World Cup bid.

Morocco is vying with Canada, Mexico and the USA to stage the world’s biggest football prize.

“It is an old myth that Africa doesn’t have the capacity and naysayers should stop using the political argument. Africa hosted the best Fifa World Cup ever and with good support, Morocco can emulate South Africa,” said Jordaan.

Jordaan assured Morocco that he will personally lobby for Cosafa and the rest of the continent to rally behind the Moroccan bid.

Former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell said Morocco had all the ingredients of hosting another spectacular Fifa World Cup.

“South Africa showed the way and I am confident Morocco will follow suit. The country has international standards; from the stadiums to top infrastructure. Morocco can compete with the best in the world,” he said.

“When South Africa talks on the continent, the rest of the continent listens hence it is vital for South Africa to support Morocco. South Africa has the experience and Morocco will use this experience to win the 2016 bid,” added Bell.

“Morocco needs South Africa’s voice, it is the loudest voice on the continent,” concluded the Cameroonian.

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