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CAF president Ahmad supports Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

Posted on March 29, 2017

Ahmad Ahmad Madagascar

Newly elected president of the Confederation of African Football announced that he’s backing ’s potential bid.

The former player and coach was recently elected as CAF president after unseating Issa Hayatou who headed the for a long reining 29 years.

At a press conference in Marrakesh, Ahmad said that he supports the north African country in its potential bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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

The new chairman’s announcement of backing Morocco came just a few months after FIFA president Gianni Infantino praised the country as he said that it has the needed infrastructure and organisational capacity to host the World Cup.

Morocco bid to host the most important football tournament on four previous occasions on 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions but were unsuccessful.


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