Rabat – Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has inked a partnership agreement with the Mohammed VI Foundation for Science and Health (FMSS) to boost the field of sports medicine in the country.
The initiative is part of Morocco’s preparations to host several major football events, notably the 2030 World Cup, which the country will jointly host with Spain and Portugal.
Morocco will also host the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations and the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
The agreement aims to establish healthcare institutions and centers across the country in line with Morocco’s healthcare development plans, according to SNRT News.
The FRMF and FMSS formalized their partnership in a ceremony held at the Mohammed VI Complex in Sale on Wednesday.
It was signed by FMRF chief Fouzi Lekaa and the President of the FMSS Hamassan Belmamoun.
This agreement has five main objectives, including establishing a network of sports healthcare institutions.
It also aims to establish three sports medical-surgical centers in Sale, Ben Slimane, and Tangier, as well as set up an African Center for Sports Rehabilitation in the southern city of Dakhla.
In addition, it seeks to develop training programs in the sports healthcare sector, and establish an advanced anti-doping center.
Morocco underlined its commitment to ensuring that the upcoming sporting events meet international standards and expectations set by FIFA and the CAF.
The country has allocated around MAD 20 billion (nearly $2 billion) for the rehabilitation of six football stadiums and the construction of a new one.
This includes the upgrading of the stadiums in Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat, Agadir, Marrakech, and Fez, and the construction of a new stadium in Benslimane.
Source : MoroccoWorldNews