LISTEN! South Africa’s case to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup

South African Football Association President Dr Danny Jordaan is on a mission to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to Africa for the first time in 2027 and will step up that bid this week when he travels to Cairo to engage CAF.

Dr Jordaan believes that South African hosting the event will have many spin-offs for the whole continent and help to accelerate professionalism in African women’s football.

“When you look at world football, the first men’s World Cup was 1930. The first World Cup in Africa was 70 years later. As a result, the gap between European and South American football in relation to Africa and Asia is now impossible to close,” Dr Jordaan told The COSAFA Show in Part 2 of our exclusive interview.

“Of the global revenue for football, 80% goes to Europe. Africa is on the margins. Now, if we sit back and do nothing, and the same pattern emerges in women’s football, we are going to struggle to close the gap between in women’s football as well.

“We want to have a strong bid to hopefully secure the Women’s World Cup on the African continent because that will inspire and invigorate and strengthen football for women on the continent and close that gap rather than allow the pattern to repeat itself.

“If we want football to be truly global, then we must increase the competitiveness throughout the world.”

We will also hear from CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe on his thoughts about the future of the game on the continent.