Confederation of African Football President (CAF) Dr Patrice Motsepe says Morocco’s run to the semifinals of the World Cup in Qatar will have to be celebrated throughout the continent and seen as a step nearer to an African workforce lifting the trophy.

Dr Motsepe briefed newshounds in Johannesburg on Wednesday and says Morocco’s luck displays what can also be accomplished when governments and their soccer associations paintings hand-in-hand to broaden the recreation of their nations.

“I will never accept that an African nation cannot compete at the highest level in the world,” Dr Motsepe mentioned. “Morocco has opened the door and made us proud. I’m assured that during the subsequent World Cup (in 2026), an African country will pass additional.

“Our purpose is to move additional and the primary purpose is an African country to boost the trophy. We must imagine. We have all accomplished issues in our lives that at the occasions seemed very tricky. But we accomplished.

“I believe there are 10 nations in Africa right now that can compete on the highest level and win. Maybe even 15. We have to encourage every single one of the 54 nations in Africa (to grow). The future of African football is extremely bright.”

Motsepe says that so as for the recreation to develop on the continent, there may be a partnership wanted between soccer and executive in many countries, and that’s a space he want to see advanced in the coming years.

“There are so many countries in Africa that do not invest (in their football). Some governments, the support is not what it should be,” he says.

“The luck of Morocco isn’t through accident. Many African nations will have to be informed from Morocco and be impressed through their funding. The younger boys’ and ladies’ amenities …

“I need to inspire heads of state to do the identical. Football offers us dignity … we do not need the era many western nations have; they have got invested over a few years. But we can get there.