Sexwale hints at Morocco's racism

2014-11-18 11:36
Tokyo Sexwale (File)

Cape Town – South African businessman, Tokyo Sexwale, believes Morocco’s decision not to host AFCON 2015 has an underlying scent of racism.

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According to Soccer Laduma, Sexwale mentions that Morocco’s refusal was not because of “racial issues” but it is hard to escape from the perception.

“Many sick people are getting into Morocco today; Americans and Cubans go there and yet for the AFCON it tells people to stay out? Therefore it’s inescapable for people to say this decision could be racially motivated,” said Sexwale.

Sexwale declares that it is unfair Morocco still gets the opportunity to host FIFA Club World Cup in December.

“Morocco is also hosting the FIFA Club World Cup, so why do they want to host that one and not AFCON, simply because most of the clubs competing in this tournament are coming from Europe and South America, maybe FIFA should stop them from hosting that tournament as well,” concluded Sexwale.

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