SA pulls out of race to host 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup

Gay Mokoena

Cape City – The South African Soccer Affiliation (SAFA) has withdrawn its bid for the rights to host the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup.The deadline for submissions was Friday (December 13) and world governing physique FIFA confirmed on its official web site that 4 bids have been obtained.The 4 bids got here from Brazil, Colombia, Japan and a joint one from Australia and New Zealand.SAFA indicated that it could be setting its sights on internet hosting the 2027 World Cup.”We resolved that as an affiliation we should always not proceed with the bid,” SAFA’s performing CEO Homosexual Mokoena informed the Sport Enterprise web site. “We need to strengthen our ladies’s nationwide league first earlier than we invite the world to return and play. Positively, we are going to contemplate doing 2027 and we expect by that point, we could have a stronger ladies’s league and a a lot stronger ladies’s nationwide group.”FIFA will now implement an evaluation course of, together with inspection visits to the respective nations throughout January and February 2020. As soon as finalised, an analysis report shall be revealed and all eligible bids shall be offered to the FIFA Council, which is about to pick the hosts of the 2023 Ladies’s World Cup at its assembly in Addis Ababa in June 2020.- Compiled by Herman Mostert

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