Morocco’s last minute bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup is a clear indication that the country wants to establish themselves as a powerhouse on the African Continent.
Previously losing four bids, the latest is Morocco’s fifth bid that will be going up against the United States, Canada, Mexico
Fouzi Lekjaa, who is the president of Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and the president of the CAF Finance Committee, will become one of the three CAF’s president deputies, alongside Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana and Omari Constant Selemani of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
During a recent CAF symposium held in Rabat Lekjaa said,
“Morocco will not hesitate for a second to respond favorably to any invitation to host this Nations Cup.”
Lekjaa is doing everything he can to prime the country should Morocco win the win for 2016. He recently gifted President Nzamwita of the Rwanda Football Federation $2.25-million to complete a hotel for their team saying,
“Nzamwita is a brother and a special friend.”
“He is the one that spearheaded the development pacts that we have been signing with so many other football associations in Africa. He has played a pivotal role in bringing along many other friends we would have never have managed to acquire without him.
“As we reach this great historical milestone, it’s the first time that a football association of a country has given its annual FIFA fund for a football development initiative of another football association.”