Laâyoune to Host a Regional Football Academy

A regional football academy will be constructed in Laâyoune, part of the efforts made to develop and modernize sports infrastructure in the southern provinces of the Kingdom.

The project to cost $10.3 million (100 million dirhams) will be built over 10 hectares and will be completed in two years.

The football academy, the largest in the southern provinces, will include 4 football fields with international standards, a training room, an indoor sports center, a clinic, a referee training center, a 100-bed listed hotel, in addition to other facilities.

The academy will be financed by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, with contributions from the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra and the municipality of Laâyoune, the president of the municipal council of Laâyoune, Moulay Hamdi Ould Errachid said in a statement to reporters Friday.

He added that the 10 ha site is already available and that construction works will be launched very soon.

The municipal council of Laâyoune adopted, during its latest ordinary session, the project-related draft agreement as well as the modalities of the city’s contribution to the project.

The academy, another milestone in terms of the expanding infrastructures in Laâyoune, will benefit the populations of this city and of all the southern provinces.

The convention on the realization of the Academy was signed Friday evening in Laâyoune, on the sidelines of the final of the African Futsal Cup.

The cup was grabbed by Morocco’s Lions who won the final match against Egypt’s Pharaohs’ with a score of 5-0.

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