3 May 2018 – 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 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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