Morocco will host two workshops organised by FIFA at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Maâmora, in which up to 53 international experts will try to develop Moroccan amateur and youth football. Another of the objectives of these sporting courses is the search for and detection of young talent in the African country.
The president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, highlighted "the role of the regional centres created with a view to raising the level of young players", within "the strategy aimed at the development of Moroccan football based on training".
One of the reasons why the International Football Federation chose Morocco as the venue for these workshops is the wide range of services offered by the Mohammed VI Complex, which was inaugurated only two years ago and has 29 hectares dedicated solely to facilitating the practice of football.
Steven Martens, FIFA's technical director, highlighted all the previous work being carried out by the Moroccan Football Federation, emphasising "the continuous action of the FRMF and the national technical directorate to develop the practice of football among young people", explaining that "FIFA is ready to work together with all stakeholders to promote the most popular sport in the world".
In fact, these workshops take place after the international experts taking part in them have passed the tests to obtain the "CAF Pro" training certificate, which authorises them to deliver such courses. This assessment was carried out at the Mohammed VI Moroccan football complex itself, which once again demonstrates the capacity of the facilities and services provided by the FRMF.