Minister of Power, Work and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said he would want Nigeria to bid to host the 2026 World Cup jointly with Morocco.
He said the a�?indomitablea�? spirit of the Nigerian will rise to the occasion and deliver a super tournament.
a�?Morocco are bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, Nigeria should have jointly bid with Morocco because we can do it,a�? said the Manchester United and Enyimba fan.
a�?With the expanded format of the World Cup, it will now be too expensive for one country to host it.
a�?Like we did when we hosted the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup, when the gauntlet is throw at us, we will rise to the occasion.
a�?The indomitable, undying spirit of the Nigerian will come to the fore when we have a deadline to meet.
a�?We will clean up our house to welcome visitors from around the world.a�?
The 2026 World Cup will have 48 countries, 16 teams more than who will feature at Russia 2018.
Morocco as well as a joint bid by USA, Canada and Mexico have been officially submitted for consideration.
FIFA will announce the successful bid onA�June 13.