Cameroonian presidential candidate Joshua Osih’s political program includes nominating his country along with two sub-Saharan African countries to host the 2030 World Cup, according to Cameroonian channel CRTV.
The candidate is determined to make his country one of the bidding countries for the 2030 World Cup.
Cameroon will host one of Africa’s biggest sporting events in 2019, the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).
Officials appeared to have taken to heart Infantino’s statement regarding potential bids for the 2030 World Cup.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino told press after the end of the 2026 World Cup bidding process that he prefers joint bids.
Morocco lost its fifth attempt to host the tournament in June to “United 2026,” a joint bid between the US, Mexico, and Canada.
Morocco, however, is not giving up on its World Cup dream. Immediately after its defeat, the North African country announced its intention to submit a new candidature to FIFA.
A joint Maghreb bid has been highly discussed in the media, especially in Tunisia and Algeria as both countries have pledged to study the possibility of a joint bid between Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Earlier this month, the president of the Algerian Football Federation, Kheireddine Zetchi, said that he would submit an official request on the bid to Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Hattab.
However, speculations are rife that Morocco would prefer to bid with its hispanic neighbors, Portugal and Spain.
Moroccan media reported last week that the country has asked Spain and Portugal to form a trio to host the World Cup.
Al Youm 24 news outlet reported that sporting officials from the three football federations have met several times in recent months, adding that the idea has already been drafted.
The trio’s decision is set to be officially announced in the coming weeks, the news outlet asserted.
Several countries have shown an interest in bidding to host the global tournament, including England and a joint bid from South America: Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay.
The South Americans plan to campaign on the notion that Uruguay, which hosted the first World Cup in 1930, should be given the right to host the tournament on its 100th anniversary.
Whether it is bidding solo or with two other countries, Morocco believes that it will have a chance to host the World Cup.
“Morocco will bid to host the World Cup in 2030—there is no doubt about that. But we have not yet decided on the co-hosts. The decision will be politically discussed,” said Fouzi Lekjaa, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) when asked if Morocco would bid with Algeria and Tunisia.