A regional football academy, with a total cost of 100 million DH, will be created in two years in Laayoune on an area of 10 hectares.
This high-level infrastructure, the largest of the southern provinces, will include 4 football fields of international standards, a training room, a covered hall, a clinic, a referee training center, a 100-bed classified hotel, as well as other facilities and services.
The academy will be built, during a period of 24 months, thanks to the contribution of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation ( FRMF) (70 million DH), the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (20 million DH) and the municipality of Laâyoune (10 million DH), said to the press the President of the Communal Council of Laâyoune, Moulay Hamdi Ouled Errachid.
He added that the construction work of this major project will be launched “very soon”, adding that the 10 hectares of land is “already available”.
This is indeed a significant improvement in quality, in addition to the major achievements and infrastructure that are regularly created in Laayoune for the benefit of the people of this city and all the southern provinces, he said.
During its ordinary session in February, the Laayoune municipal council adopted the draft of this convention and the modalities of the city’s contribution to the implementation of this major project.
For his part, the president of the FRMF, Faouzi Lekjaa said that this Academy is a great achievement that is part of the efforts to develop and modernize sports infrastructure in the southern provinces of the Kingdom.
The agreement for the realization of this Academy was signed Friday evening in Laayoune, on the sidelines of the final of the African Futsal Cup, by the wali of the region Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, governor of the province of Laayoune, Abdeslam Bekrate, the president of the region, Sidi Hamdi Ouled Errachid, the president of the FRMF and the president of the municipality of Laayoune.