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Morocco & North America To Come To SA For Last WC Bid Push

Morocco and North America 2026 World Cup bid committees to arrive in SA for COSAFA backing

By Soccer Laduma - May 18, 2018 03:20 PM

The Siya crew has been reliably informed that the 2026 World Cup bid committees of Morocco and North America will make a final push to earn the votes of the COSAFA regions.

Morocco initially had the backing of the South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Dr Danny Jordaan to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, however, that changed when Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa plunged the FA into confusion after urging SAFA not to vote for Morocco due to strained political relations between the two nations. 

Now the crew understands that both Morocco and the joint North American bid (comprising of Canada, Mexico and the United States of America) will be in the country ahead of the COSAFA Cup to earn the votes of the 14 regions that make up COSAFA. 

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“I can confirm that both the North American and Moroccan bids will arrive in South Africa to motivate for their 2026 World Cup bids,” revealed a Siya source. 

“COSAFA is a very strategic region and will no doubt provide the significant weight behind either World Cup bid,” added the source.

Earlier this month the Moroccans sent a delegation to SAFA to seek the advice of Dr Jordaan on bidding and hosting a successful World Cup. The delegation also comprised of former Senegalese striker El Hadji Diouf.

News reports have also reported that Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad along with a delegation are in the country in the hopes of persuading SAFA to back Morocco’s bid.

Meanwhile, the COSAFA Cup is scheduled to commence on 27 May 2018 and run till 09 Jun 2018.    


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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog May 19, 2018 10:09 AM
Moroco..egypt..tunisia..algeri a....i hate those countries
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kzorog May 19, 2018 10:08 AM
Mxm
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305majola Joined: 28 Nov 2015
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305majola May 19, 2018 09:36 AM
These north African countries they are taking us for a full. They come to us when they need something. When things are fine on their side they forget about. Please SAFA don't give them any votes
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MDANANA Joined: 05 Jul 2012
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MDANANA May 19, 2018 08:20 AM
MREMEMBER THAT MOROCCO REFUSED TO HOST AFRICAN CUP OF NATTIONS BUT HOSTED WORLD CLUB CUP, MOROCCO MUST NOT COME HERE
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest May 19, 2018 12:00 AM
SPORT IS ONE TOOL USED TO BRING TOGETHER ENEMY AND FREIND
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@azzaniawest May 18, 2018 11:58 PM
BUT IF WE USE POLITICS AS TOOL TO CONTINUE CAUSE DIVISION IN AFRICA THEN THE FÒOTBALL WILL SUFFER AND THE ENEMY WILL BE HAPPY
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 May 18, 2018 04:42 PM
Morocco can forget about getting a single vote from the COSAFA region because we haven't forgotten what they did in 2006 & 2010 WC bids.

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