The North Africans are bidding for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations and have approached Uganda president Yoweri Museveni to support them. King Mohammed VI of Morocco visited the country and had talks at State House over the matter.
Museveni supports Morocco Afcon 2025 bid
President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to support the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations bid for Morocco.
“Received a message from His Highness, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, seeking support in their bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations”.
Museveni noted that he will support Morocco provided their bid does not collide with interests of East African states.
“Being the first country to approach us, I will support them on condition that it doesn’t collide with the interests of the East African states”.
Uganda are reportedly hoping to bid for the 2027 Afcon hosting rights. East African nations Kenya and Tanzania are also reportedly interested in presenting a joint bid for the 2027 Afcon.
Africa’s sole team at the World Cup, Morocco face European giants Spain tonight in the last 16 clash.
Coach Walid Regragui noted that they want to make all Africans and Arabs happy following the strong backing of support in the group stages noting that previously, only Moroccans supported the team.
"We'll come out swinging," said Regragui.
"We want to hoist the Moroccan flag way up high. We're playing first and foremost for us and our country.
"All Arabs and Africans, we want to make them happy. We want their prayers and we want their support so it can give us that extra ingredient to win. Before it was just the Moroccans that supported us."