Angola announces backing for Morocco’s bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

João Lourenço
Angola President, João Lourenço

The Chairman of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), Artur Almeida, has announced the federation’s support for Morocco´s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which the United States, Canada and Mexico are also hoping to host under a joint bid.

Almeida announced this at a media conference held here in conjunction with the visit to Angola by the Moroccan World Cup bid ambassadors, former Senegalese star El Hadji Diouf, and the former Cameroonian goalkeeper Antoine Bell.

“To support Morocco is to unite Africa and make it become stronger, considering the visibility of such an event,” said the FAF boss.

He stressed that although this bid can be seen as a particular matter of Morocco, it must be supported, because it can elevate African continent, since it can be the second time this region hosts such an event, after South Africa in 2010.

Meanwhile, El Hadji Diouf and Antoine Bell visited the 22 de Junho Stadium in Luanda, an infrastructure that belongs to the Interclube Club, and the Football Academy of the 1 de Agosto Club…..