Togo Sport Officials: Africa Should Support Morocco’s bid with Spain and Portugal...

Togo Sport Officials: Africa Should Support Morocco’s bid with Spain and Portugal for 2030 World Cup


Togo’s national team Assistant coach Jonas Komlan believes that” it is crucial for Africa to unite and support Morocco’s joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.”

Jonas emphasized that Morocco would serve as a “representative for the entire continent due to its extensive and diverse infrastructure, including high-class hotels and FIFA-compliant stadiums.” According to him, the aforementioned factors position Morocco as a “capable host for such prestigious global competitions.”

Jonas, who previously led the Mali national team to victory in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in 2017, acknowledged Morocco’s recent achievements in football, particularly their qualification for the FIFA World Cup semifinals in Qatar. He argued that” these accomplishments legitimize Morocco’s aspiration to host the World Cup.”

Similarly, Espoir Asso Gafavi, the former Secretary General of the Togolese Football Federation, expressed “admiration for the progress made by Moroccan football in recent years.” Recognizing Morocco as “a significant economic power in Africa,” he commended their efforts in terms of infrastructure development, training, and administrative governance. Asso Gafavi noted “Morocco’s fulfillment of the necessary criteria for football development,” highlighting Morocco’s “qualification for the World Cup semifinals as evidence of their capabilities.”

Asso Gafavi also expressed optimism about the joint bid of Morocco, Portugal, and Spain to host the 2030 World Cup. He further suggested that “Togo, currently undergoing a crucial phase in its professional football journey, should take inspiration from Morocco’s sports policy, specifically focusing on youth development and infrastructure enhancement.”

Having experienced several unsuccessful attempts in the past, Morocco harbors a strong desire to host the 2030 World Cup alongside Spain and Portugal.

Patrice Motsepe, the president of CAF, commended Morocco’s bid as “a noteworthy nomination for hosting this prestigious football tournament, representing the entire African continent.”