Morocco, Driving Force for African Football Development (FIFA President)

Morocco, Driving Force for African Football Development (FIFA President)

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Morocco has a key role to play in the development of African football, said, on Wednesday in Sale, president of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, who is on a two-day working visit to Morocco.

"It is a great pleasure for me to be here in Morocco, a great football country which is a driving force for the development of football in the continent," the FIFA president said in a statement to the press upon his arrival at Rabat-Sale airport.

"This working visit is an opportunity to discuss several topics, notably the future of Moroccan and African football," he said.

"I have come to Morocco several times and I have seen not only the passion for football, but also the seriousness of the work carried out by the Federation", he said, stressing that "this visit will also allow us to review the means to further this work and to help African countries and other countries of the world to benefit from the Mohammed VI Football Center and sports infrastructure existing in Morocco".

According to the FIFA president, several football development projects and programs will be discussed during this visit, relating in particular to young people and women's football.

"We will definitely leave with a lot of football ideas and programs," he concluded.

Infantino was greeted upon his arrival at Rabat-Sale airport by president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa.

This visit is part of the consolidation of the strong relationship between FIFA and the FRMF officials. It also aims to develop cooperation between the two bodies in the promotion of national and continental soccer.