CAF and FIFA presidents in Morocco to attend the opening ceremony

VSIt is always extraordinary to be in Morocco, where I consider myself at home”, Motsepe told the press upon his arrival at Rabat-Salé airport. The FIFA President is also expected today in Morocco, according to several Moroccan and African media.

The bosses of the two sports bodies will join the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjâa, in order to finalize the preparations for the CAF Awards (series of prizes rewarding players in African football, editor’s note), which will be held in the kingdom on July 21.

« During my visits to African countries, I am asked to convey thanks to Morocco for the support it has been providing for several years » to football on the continent, » said Patrice Motsepe.

“I would like us to be inspired by this model offered by the Moroccan people in terms of support for African football”said the Pan-African leader, adding that for the women’s CAN, he expects an extraordinary competition.

The 14th edition of this competition, scheduled in Morocco from July 2 to 23, will take place at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, the Moulay El Hassan Sports Complex in Rabat and the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Casablanca.

The first four teams from this CAN will qualify directly for the World Cup scheduled for Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

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