By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports writer, Kick442.Com-Cameroon
Cameroon will officially bid for possible selection as host of the 24th edition of the FIFA World Cup tournament to be held in 2030.
The country will be making a separate bid to host the much heralded planetary football tournament by the year 2030 without any collaboration with other nations.
According to kick442.Com findings, Cameroon is one of over 25 countries across the world that have so far expressed interest in hosting the 32-nation quadrennial global football festival.
The country is hoping to make proper use of its experience gained in hosting a 24 nation Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 2021 to successfully bid for the hosting right of the 2030 event.
Cameroon first showed interest in organizing the event years ago after carrying out great developmental works in the sporting sector in the build to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with several stadia built and existing ones renovated.
The central African nation has seven stadia of a seating capacity of at least of 20 thousand spectators each and state of the arts facilities worthy of hosting global competitions.
These including the newly constructed 50 thousand capacity seater Japoma Stadium in Douala, the 60 thousand seater Yaounde Olembe Stadium as well as the 20 thousand seater Kouekong Omnisport Stadium and the Limbe Omnisport Stadium both having a capacity of at least 20 thousand places.
The oldest stadia in the country, the Yaounde Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, the Reunifications Stadium in Bepanda Douala and the Garoua Roumde Adjia Stadium have all been renovated—with Cameroon looking forward to become only the second African nation to organize a FIFA World Cup tournament after South Africa in 2010.
Other nations gunning for 2030 World Cup hosting rights
Cameroon is one of three African countries planning to make single bids with North African nations Morocco and Egypt being the other two.
North African trio of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have showed interest of jointly organizing the event. The three nations have hosted the Africa Cup of Nations competition at least once. Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia having hosted the 1986, 1990 and 2004 AFCONs respectively.
Morocco is bidding for the hosting rights for an African record 7th time after unsuccessful bids in 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and most recently failed bids to hold the 2026 event which was later won by Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.
Several other countries, per the findings by Kick442.Com, have expressed desires to single-handedly host the competition including Asian countries, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and China with Uruguay the only American nation hoping to file bids to single handedly organize the soccer festival.
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will also be on the starting block as single bidders.
Numerous Asian nations have plans of co-hosting the football festival, including the two Koreas, North and South Korea. China will also be bidding with North Korea.
Argentina, Chile and Paraguay will be summiting bids to co-host in Southern America. Another South American trio of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will equally be sending a joint bid.
In Europe, England , Scotland and Wales will also be filing in to hold the event. Bulgaria, Greece and Romania will also be in contention to jointly organize the prestigious soccer festival.
The bids for the hosting rights of the 2030 FIFA World Cup is expected to kick start in the first quarter of the year 2022 and is expected to close by the year 2024.
World football governing body, FIFA which is in charge of the selection process, receives bids from various nations. The organ carries out evaluation works and further verifies the bids based on infrastructural developments and other factors before opening space for various nations to campaign. All, within a two year time calendar.
The bidding process is closed by a voting process done by members of FIFA and is coordinated by the planetary football governing body with the host of the edition to be known at least six years before the start of the tournament, which is 2024 for the 2030 FIFA World Cup tournament.
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