South Africa has thrown their hat in the ring to host the 2021 Fifa Club World Cup in December.
This comes after Japan dropped their commitment to host the global tournament.
It was because of the Covid-19 pandemic having staged the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has now confirmed that the Southern African country is interested in hosting the Club World Cup.
“We’ll know our position by the end of the week,” Jordaan told The Associated Press.
Jordaan is expected to meet with Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura in Lagos, Nigeria to discuss the Southern African country’s bid.
However, the 70-year-old football administrator admitted that Safa is yet to get South African government approval to hold the showpiece, but meetings with the sports minister Nathi Mthethwa are planned.
The Club World Cup is a seven-team tournament that features six continental champions and the host nation’s league champions.
Mamelodi Sundowns would represent South Africa by virtue of being the reigning PSL champions if Mzansi are granted hosting rights for the 2021 edition by Fifa.