Rabat - Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) believes that the smooth proceedings of the African Nations’ Championship prove that Morocco is capable of organizing the 2026 World Cup.
Rabat – Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) believes that the smooth proceedings of the African Nations’ Championship prove that Morocco is capable of organizing the 2026 World Cup.
In an interview with Moroccan newspaper Assabah, Ahmad expressed his satisfaction over the well-organized competition, which is currently taking place with the Moroccan national football team.
According to Ahmad, the members of the CAF organizing committee and members of the executive bureau, football teams, and referees have unanimously praised Morocco’s excellent organization and preparedness, from the quality of the football stadia and arbitration procedures to the quality of local infrastructure and hotels.
According to the CAF president, the smooth running of CHAN in Morocco is a proof that Morocco has all it needs to organize the 2026 World Cup. “But it is up to the people who follow the competition and especially media… [to]judge the organization and then echo it to the world.”
Ahmad added that “for me, Morocco has shown its citizen and African public that it is capable of organizing a major competition “
At CHAN’s inauguration ceremony, the CAF top official reflected, “We did not believe that we were in an African country, owing to the level of infrastructure.”
“The 2018 CHAN marks a turning point in the history of the competition, and the example of Morocco will serve as a model for the future organizing countries,” he added.
Morocco submitted its candidacy to host the tournament on August 11, 2017. Ahmed claimed, “Morocco has all the assets to organize a major world event, and it would be an honor for all of Africa if Morocco wins the right to host the 2026 World Cup.”
Morocco will also compete at the 21st World Cup tournament that will take place this summer in Russia, this summer,.In November 2017, Morocco beat Ivory Coast in order to qualify, making it the first World Cup in twenty years that the Moroccan team will attend. Qatar will be the host country of the 22nd edition of the World Cup in 2022.