SAFA president Danny Jordaan confirms SA’s bid to host FIFA World Cup

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa lives long in the minds of everyone in Mzansi. Now, SAFA president Danny Jordaan wants to bring the global showpiece back to Mzansi.

SAFA president Jordaan has confirmed an official bid for South Africa to host the FIFA World Cup, according to SoccerLaduma.

SA are bidding to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup in what would be Mzansi’s second Soccer World Cup if the bid is successful.

SA want to prove to the world that women’s football is equal to men’s football in everyway as they bid to host another successful World Cup.

Jordaan is adamant to grow women’s football and to be at the forefront of the this process.

The SAFA president has identified a massive inequality gap in the interest and exposure of Women’s football.

“You must know it’s a world wide problem that even at the level of FIFA and we had a lot of discussions with the FIFA president on this issue,” he said.

Jordaan revealed the shocking figures presented to him by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

“And he said, ‘Look, the broadcast revenue for women’s football is 100 times less than for men’s World Cup, commercial partners want to pay less, for some reason they think that a women’s match is of lesser value,” Jordaan confirmed.

Therefore, Jordaan wants to change this perception on women’s football and this bid is a massive step in achieving this.

“That’s why we must go there and contest these things and a World Cup for women in the African content will just break all of those long held misconceptions about women’s football and women,’ he added.

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