Rabat - Head of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) Fouzi Lekjaa believes that after Morocco’s four failed attempts to win hosting rights for the World Cup, it is “legitimate for Africa to host the competition for the second time in history.”
Rabat – Head of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) Fouzi Lekjaa believes that after Morocco’s four failed attempts to win hosting rights for the World Cup, it is “legitimate for Africa to host the competition for the second time in history.”
The chief of the Moroccan football association shared his opinion in an interview with Maghreb TV regarding Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid.
“Everyone knows that Morocco is applying on behalf of the continent,” Lekjaa said.
Touting Morocco’s assets, Lekjaa mentioned Morocco’s stability in a region that has experienced several crises.
“The stability offers a lot of visibility and allows you to move forward.”
He also saluted Morocco’s geographical position, recalling that the 12 cities selected to host the games are within a 550-kilometer radius from Casablanca.
“We promise a real football party, an opportunity to advance in a noble civilization process, one of the peculiarities of football,” he said.
The president of the football federation also touted the significance of football and how Moroccans are passionate about the game.
Lekjaa also discussed Morocco’s goal and how the World Cup will develop the country.
“Organizing the World Cup will allow us to achieve several goals, including improving health, sports, and football infrastructure,” said Lekjaa.
The vote will be held at FIFA’s 68th Congress on Wednesday in Moscow. The congress will allow football federations from around the globe to choose the bid that will best host the tournament.
Morocco’s bid committee landed in many countries to introduce its bid in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.