Rwanda bids for U17 World Cup hosting

August 31 – Rwanda wants to stage the under-17 World Cup in 2019 – possibly in conjunction with Morocco – and has already communicated that to FIFA according to the president of the Rwandan FA (FERWAFA), Vincent Nzamwita (pictured).

“We are waiting to see if FIFA gives us the right to host the event, we are in talks with Morocco so that they can help us. The other alternative is to get companies that can work on organising a memorable event,” Nzamwita said.

“We have submitted a formal request to FIFA to host the tournament and we believe we will be given the opportunity because we’ve proved before that we are capable.”

Last year, Rwanda hosted the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) and wants to step up from that and follow in the footsteps of India which holds this year’s U-17 World Cup in October.

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