The President of the NFAS has stated the reason behind the football association’s reason to vote for the Morocco bid rather than the United Bid during the voting process of the 2026 FIFA World Cup hosts. This was after some harsh critics on why the NFAS voted for the former. “The Morocco bid was an African bid, thus as Africans we had to stick to our own”; Mthethwa said. He also highlighted that it was not the NFAS alone from the African continent that did so, as there were other African countries that did so in support of the African bid. The United bid was the eventual winner of hosting the FIFA 2026 World Cup.