South Africa Football Association President Danny Jordan has finally revealed reason the country is bidding to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027.
South Africa is bidding to host the competition alongside Brazil, the joint Mexico-USA and Belgium bids, and Germany-Netherlands.
Jordan said Women’s football in Africa is lagging and hosting the competition will close the gap.
“When you look at world soccer, the first men’s World Cup took place in 1930. The first World Cup in Africa took place in 2010.
“Almost 100 years later. And as a result, the gap in men’s soccer between European and South American soccer compared to Africa and Asia is now impossible to close.
“I think that Africa can deliver a winner of the Women’s World Cup long before the men finally get an African winner.
“Of course, Morocco reached the semi-finals in Qatar last year, but I think it will be quite a challenge for Africa to finally win a men’s World Cup.
“But that doesn’t mean you have to give up. But I think we have a better chance on the women’s side”, he stated.
The winner of the next Women’s World Cup will be announced at the FIFA Congress in Bangkok next May. This will be based on a vote by FIFA’s member associations.