Hard Work and Sports Infrastructures Development, National Teams’ Success Secret – Mohammed VI Football Complex Director

Hard work and the development of sports infrastructure are factors that have contributed to the success of Morocco's teams at various international events, according to the director of the Mohammed VI Football Complex, Hassan Kharbouch. The resources made available to the various men's and women's national teams, across all age categories, have contributed to achievements that have propelled football to the forefront of the world stage, Kharbouch told MAP. Thanks to hard work and the development of infrastructure, which is in line with the Royal High Guidelines, the Moroccan national team came fourth in the World Cup in Qatar. The national futsal team amply deserved its eighth place in the world, and the youth and women's teams shone in various events, he added. Kharbouch also emphasized the importance of the Mohammed VI Football Complex, inaugurated by HM King Mohammed VI in 2019, which marked a turning point in the development of Moroccan football and formed the basis of several performances in continen tal and international competitions. The Complex is a pioneering sports monument offering its services to national teams and hosting training courses. The Royal Moroccan Football Federation, upon High Royal Instructions, has drawn up an ambitious action plan and a roadmap for taking care of the men's and women's national teams in all categories, said the official, adding that some 26 teams are currently training at the Complex. He also pointed out that there is constant and regular collaboration with FIFA and CAF for the organization of workshops in all specialties. The contractual relationship between Morocco and FIFA for the holding of workshops in this Complex, which meets international standards and ensures the conditions for success, is "a source of pride," he said. In this connection, Kharbouch emphasized that the FRMF has a number of partnerships with African countries, involving training exchanges and preparatory matches for all age categories. Saying that these partnerships are inspired by HM the K ing's wise policy of opening up to African countries and promoting South-South relations. With regard to the basic work of sports training, the director of the Complex highlighted the action undertaken at the level of the 13 regional academies. These academies work according to ambitious programs for the prospecting and training of talent to produce future champions for the national selections. He also pointed out that the Mohammed VI Football Complex currently hosts 155 U17 and U15 girls who study in the mornings and play football in the afternoons. Enabling them to benefit from medical and educational care, as well as using the Complex's facilities for training. The manager also highlighted the importance of the referees' academy, the first of its kind in Africa, which offers its services to female university or baccalaureate students. These students benefit from refereeing training outside their study period. Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse