President of Liberia George Weah has given his support to Morocco’s bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Mr. Weah is on record as the only African to ever win football’s coveted Ballon d’Or, which is presented to the world’s best player. In his own words, h said he gives his “fullest and strong support” to the World Cup semi-finalists.
It is understood that President Weah made his support for Morocco in private at a forum in Tangier in November last year.
In a press statement released by the Liberian Presidency, he is said to have stated that Liberia fully endorses and supports Morocco’s bid to host AFCON 2025 and that he has made the commitment to King Mohamed VI, and it is cast in stone.
He mentioned the quantum of investment in football development made by Morocco and said he has started campaigning for Morocco with stakeholders on the continent.
George Weah played active football for 18 years, featuring over the period for European giants like Monaco, AC Milan, and Chelsea.
Algeria, South Africa, Zambia, and a joint bid from Benin-Nigeria are the other nations side Morocco that are bidding to host AFCON 2025.
Confederation of African Football (Caf) inspection teams are touring the bidding countries this month to access their preparedness.
Final findings will be submitted to the 24-member Caf executive committee which will announce the winner on 10 February.