The Kingdom of Morocco has today more than 200 synthetic turf fields in compliance with the standards, about twenty stadiums with natural turf fields and lighting in compliance with the standards, five regional training centres as well as the famous Mohammed VI Football Complex, unique infrastructure in Africa.
These facilities cover almost 30 hectares and offer state-of-the-art equipment in accordance with FIFA standards, making this jewel of Moroccan football one of the most important and efficient sports complexes in the world. At the same time, the Moroccan authorities have also insisted on local infrastructures.
“In the 12 regions of Morocco, we have a team piloting regional development, starting with the detection of talent, which must go through the clubs’ training centres. That is why we have made a huge effort to provide clubs with training centres. The regional centres are the same as the national centre, but in miniature”, the President of the FRMF detailed during an intervention before the press.
“This is our conception of the development cycle, which starts with detection in mass football, and which must lead via the clubs to the regional centre and the national centre of excellence,” Lekjaa continued. Thus, in Saidia, in the west of Morocco, the FRMF has built a technical centre, the Saidia Regional Centre, strongly inspired by the Mohammed VI Complex. Other regional centres are in the process of being delivered.
The development of infrastructure is accompanied by an educational component, to try to tighten the net a little more and not miss any potential talent. “We have started a Sport Etude programme with the Ministry of National Education to have school structures throughout the Kingdom that can accommodate boys and girls who practice football on a permanent basis with an adapted programme in all levels of schooling,” explains the President of the FRMF.
A regular candidate for the organisation of the FIFA World Cup, Morocco undoubtedly has the best tourist offer on the African continent, with first-rate infrastructures (accommodation and transport) and football pitches meeting international standards.
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