On Monday, the South African federation said Danny Jordaan had assured a visiting Morocco bid delegation that he would lobby African officials.
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Together with a bloc of votes from Central America, the North American bid now has 17 of the 104 votes needed to win the hosting rights.
FIFA inspectors will begin evaluating Mexico's suitability to stage World Cup matches in 2026 on Monday.
FIFA has announced the schedule for the bid evaluation visits in the increasingly tense race to stage the 2026 World Cup.
The Caribbean Football Union's chief cautioned against statements by the governments of St. Lucia and Dominica supporting Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid
France will vote for Morocco to stage the 2026 World Cup and not the North American bid, according to the French Football Federation president.
CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani was paid more than his UEFA and FIFA counterparts in 2017, according to the New York Times.
FIFA maintained on Wednesday that its president won't meddle in the 2026 World Cup bidding contest and reminded Morocco to abide by the rules.
Morocco urged FIFA president Gianni Infantino to ensure a "transparent" and "equitable" contest in the race to stage the 2026 World Cup.
The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup wants to play one opening game in each of the United States, Canada and Mexico on the first day.
Former Montreal Impact player has played for Canada at under-17 and U20 levels but is also eligible to play for Ivory Coast, the country of his birth.
Morocco touted its limited threat from gun crime in a 2026 World Cup bidding proposal to take on the United States-led rival for the game's showpiece.
United Bid Committee co-chair Carlos Cordeiro said the bid from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. for the 2026 World Cup has received no political pushback.
The United States, Mexico and Canada formally submitted their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Friday, as did fellow hopefuls Morocco.
The United Bid Committee, aiming to bring the 2026 World Cup to Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., has reduced the field of potential bid cities to 23.
Chicago's Soldier Field had been on a list of 32 potential venues in the bid to stage the 2026 tournament in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Vancouver has been dropped from the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the provincial government confirmed on Wednesday.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup now seems "afraid" of losing to Morocco.
CONCACAF on Wednesday revealed details for the upcoming Nations League, the region's new competition for nation teams.
Sunil Gulati will no longer hold the title of chairman while the federation presidents of the U.S., Mexico and Canada take on larger roles.
Support for the U.S.-led bid to host the 2026 World Cup is divided, with some estimates of voting totals having Morocco ahead in the two-bid race.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup will expand from 12 to 16 teams starting in 2019, while also planning to play games outside of the United States.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday endorsed Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup over the joint bid from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
A ban on voters publicly endorsing any 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from football officials.
Hosting the 2026 World Cup could bring more than $5 billion in economic activity to North America, the committee hoping to win the tournament's rights