Liberia’s President George Weah has backed Morocco in their bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Ballon D’Or winner fronted Morocco’s continued lead in developing football across the continent, which gives them the upper hand over the other bidding nations.
“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,” Weah was quoted by BBC.
Algeria, South Africa, Zambia, and a joint bid from Benin-Nigeria are the other nations lining up to take over from Guinea, which was stripped of hosting rights over substandard infrastructure.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspection teams are touring the bidding countries this month.
Findings will be submitted to the 24-member CAF executive committee which will announce the winner on 10 February.
Morocco who last hosted the Africa Cup of Nations in 1988 have over the years invested in infrastructure to enable them host major footballing events.
Their confidence in their ability to host international football events saw them compete with USA, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 48 nations World Cup.