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World Cup bid

Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid loss: A lesson in Pan-Africanism

Morocco’s fifth World Cup bid crashed spectacularly after it lost to the North American trio of US, Mexico and Canada. 11 African countries voted against Morocco. Namibia was unequivocal, clearly stating it voted against Morocco because of its occupation of the Sahrawi Republic. Morocco might have rejoined the African Union, but many Africans still don’t think its loyalty lies in Africa.


Morocco to host CHAN 2018 instead of Kenya

The Confederation of African Football emergency committee met in Lagos and unanimously decided that Morocco will host the fifth edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) instead of Kenya. Kenya’s rights to host the tourney were stripped after their preparations were deemed unsuitable for the biennial 16-team tournament.