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George Weah backs Morocco’s bid for 2025 Afcon

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George Weah backs Morocco’s bid for 2025 Afcon

George Weah backs Morocco's bid for 2025 Afcon

George Weah backs Morocco’s bid for 2025 Afcon

Liberian President George Weah has added his backing for Morocco’s bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

The former striker, who is the only African ever to win football’s prestigious Ballon d’Or, awarded to the world’s best player, said he expressed his “fullest and strong” support for the nation that reached the semi-final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

President Weah stated his position while reacting to ”false and misleading, reports making rounds in some international media outlets” that he was supporting the bid by Algeria to host the same tournament.

“Liberia fully endorses and supports Morocco’s bid to host CAF Nations Cup 2025. I have made this commitment to King Mohamed VI. It is cast in stone” he said in a statement seen by APA on Friday.

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We cited what he called the remarkable investments Morocco continues to put towards the development of football, which makes them deserve a chance to host the biggest African football fiesta.

The former FIFA World Best Player said Morocco brought immense pride to Africa at the just-ended World Cup in Doha, Qatar and as such, Africa must honor them with the right to host the 2025 Nations Cup

President Weah said he has already begun campaigning for Morocco with football stakeholders around the continent.

Morocco announced its bid after CAF stripped Guinea of its rights to host the tournament.

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Aside from neighboring Algeria, other nations bidding to host the prestigious tournament are South Africa and Zambia.

Nigeria and Benin are jointly bidding to host the competition in 2025.

George Weah backs Morocco’s bid for 2025 Afcon

 

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