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South Africa can’t decide on Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup

Jordaa, Danny head of the South African Football Association./Ph. DR
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President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) Danny Jordaan is back with another different opinion about Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid.

The official told South African newspaper Times Live on Wednesday that SAFA has not decided yet on whether it wants to support the Moroccan bid or not.

«We’re going to have an NEC meeting because these things are determined by the NEC not just individuals», said Jordaan only two days after South African Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa announced that her country will not support the Moroccan bid.

On Monday, 16th of April, Danny Jordaan told a Moroccan delegation presided by the Moroccan Royal Football Federation Fouzi Lekjaa that «he will personally lobby» other African officials before the vote to help the Kingdom defeat the North American joint bid.

«The vote is on June 13 in Moscow and we will vote according to the mandate that we will get from the NEC», said Jordaan who contradicted the Sport Minister’s stance firmly confirming that «parliament was very straightforward in this regard‚ it is the mandate of the country and it is an obligation for sporting bodies to understand what the country’s agenda is».

South Africa and Morocco are not the best allies in the African continent. Morocco has summoned its Ambassador in Pretoria in 2004 when the country recognized the «independence of Western Sahara».

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