Newly elected Confederation of African football president Ahmad Ahmad gave his backing on Tuesday to a potential bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.
The north African country has bid to host the global showpiece on four previous occasions but missed out on the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.
“We are convinced that Morocco could organise this competition just as was done by South Africa in 2010,” said Ahmad at a press conference in Marrakesh.
Ahmad’s backing comes just a few months after FIFA president Gianni Infantino declared that the country has the necessary “infrastructure and organizational capacity” to host the World Cup.
Ahmad came into power on the 16th of March 2017 following a resounding victory against the longest serving Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss, Issa Hayatou.