19 May 2023 – South African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan is in Algeria and has spent the last few days promoting South Africa’s Bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Dr Jordaan is attending the 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria and will be one of the spectators in the stands when Senegal face Morocco in the tournament final at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers on Friday night  (19 May 2023). The SAFA President also attended the CAF Executive Committee meeting on Thursday (18 May 2023) in Algiers.

He used both events to tell the attendees that South Africa  is going full steam ahead with the Bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

A few days ago a SAFA delegation led by Dr Jordaan met with Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa in Cape Town on Tuesday (9 May 2023). The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture hosted a budget vote networking session and post budget activation in Cape Town and the SAFA President, Vice President Linda Zwane, CEO Lydia Monyepao and NEC member Tankiso Modipa gave Minister Kodwa a timeline for South Africa’s bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

FIFA requires Member Associations to confirm their interest in bidding to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup by submitting the Bidding Agreement on 19 May 2023.

FIFA confirmed that South Africa is one of the countries that have submitted an expression of interest in hosting the tournament in 2027. The expressions of interest received by FIFA are from four confederations:  CAF,  Concacaf, CONMEBOL and UEFA.