Fouzi Lekjaa, President, Royal Moroccan Football Federation’s (FRMF)
BY KUNLE SOLAJA
Just as endorsement came from the European football governing body, UEFA, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Executive Committee has also unanimously agreed on behalf of African Football to support Morocco’s FIFA World Cup 2030 bid.
It is a commendable endorsement for the country that made Africa proud at the last World Cup and also proven to be the ultimate destination for major international football events.
Under a very short notice,Morocco hosted the FIFA Club World Cup in February just two months after the kingdom was given the offer at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Ever since, the kingdom never stopped in lofty dreams even as it has put up what is easily the best bid for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
At the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali last month, Morocco announced its bid for the 2030 World Cup in partnership with Spain and Portugal.
In endorsing the candidature of Morocco, the CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “The unanimous decision that was taken by the CAF Executive Committee to support Morocco’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 means that the bid of Morocco is now the bid of the African Continent.
“We are now focusing on ensuring that Africa once more hosts the FIFA World Cup and are committed to working together with all Football National Associations and Confederations to make this happen.”