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SAFA boss Danny Jordan backs Morocco to host a memorable 2030 Fifa World Cup

By Mercy Simiyu October 18th, 2023 2 min read

South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has backed Morocco to host a memorable 2030 Fifa World Cup.

Morocco is, alongside Portugal and Spain, expected to co-host the Fifa World Cup in 2030.

The World Cup is the most popular sporting tournament.

The 2030 edition of this tournament will bring together dozens of national football teams alongside close to 100,000 visitors.

Danny Jordaan said in an interview with Egyptian channel Al Oula’s sports program that “hosting the World Cup in Morocco is an opportunity for Africa to present this major global event according to the International Football Federation (FIFA), and so when Africa has the opportunity to host the tournament for the second time, it’s a great thing.”

The President of the South African Football Association added: “I expect Morocco to be a great success because the Kingdom of Morocco has a quality infrastructure and a great team that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.”

He also anticipated that “this African country, Morocco, will continue to fight to organize the World Cup, and this is a great moment for African soccer. We hope to see an African team win the World Cup, and we wish Morocco an outstanding World Cup.”

South Africa is the only African country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup back in 2010 while Morocco is the most successful African team at the tournament, thanks to the semi-final finish recorded at the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Morocco, one of Africa’s most popular countries which attracts close to 8 million tourists each year, has lined up several cities to host the games. These include the commercial capital Casblanca, the political capital Rabat, plus Marakech and Tangier, among others.

As a teaser perhaps, the North African country, with the fifth biggest economy in Africa after Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and Algeria, recently hosted the 2022 Fifa Club World Cup and is set to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

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