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Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has promised Morocco that Kenya will give its unqualified support to secure another World Cup on the African continent in 2026.

Morocco is vying to stage the world’s biggest football prize against a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the US.

Mwendwa pledged his support for the north-African country after meeting with Nigerian football icon and bid Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi in Nairobi on Wednesday.

“We are happy to have this conversation. We have looked at Morocco deeply and what they have done in terms of infrastructure.

“We will support them, it is clear that Africa is supporting Morocco and we are discussing at different levels as presidents on how we can have the World Cup in Africa.

“It is an advantage for us, it’s faster to get there, it’s in Africa and Morocco is closer to Europe,” Mwendwa assured as quoted by SportPesaNews portal.

Morocco are making their fifth bid to host the tournament.

They have previously campaigned for the right to organise the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.

Kenya’s backing for Morocco’s 2026 bid follows similar pledges of support from both South Africa and Algeria.

The hosts for the 2026 World Cup will be decided in Russia on 13 June.

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