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SAFA to make decision on Morocco, USA WC bid

2018-05-04 11:38
Danny Jordaan (Gallo)

Cape Town – The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that it is yet to make a decision to back either Morocco or the USA's Soccer World Cup bids.

The association said in a statement: The decision whether to support Morocco or the USA FIFA World Cup 2026 bid is for the SAFA NEC to take.

We have received the presentation from the USA bid during the COSAFA Congress in Johannesburg which was presented by the US bid delegation led by the FA President FA Sunil Gulati.

SAFA also received a presentation on the Morocco bid by the bid Ambassadors, Joseph-Antoine Bell of Cameroon and former Senegal international El Hadji Diouf.

It was made clear to both delegations that these presentations would be taken to SAFA NEC who will give the mandate to the delegates going to the FIFA Congress in Moscow in June on which bid to support.

SAFA wants to reiterate that no decision has been taken at this stage on the matter on who to support.

We hope that this clarifies SAFA’s position going forward.

No Press Conferences were held after both presentations; neither SAFA nor the President of the Association have spoken directly on the matter on who to support and the matter remains like that.

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