President Donald Trump called on Nigeria and other African countries to endorse the US-Canada-Mexico joint bid for the World Cup in 2026.
“I hope all African countries and countries throughout the world, that we also will be supporting you, and that they will likewise support us in our bid along with Canada and Mexico for the 2026 World Cup,” Trump said in a White House press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We will be watching very closely, and any help they can give us in that bid we would appreciate,” he said.
“You see what’s happening with respect to trade and the United States. We are being respected again,” he said.