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Morocco signs convention to uplift women’s football



The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has announced the launch a women’s first and second division professional league from next season after signing a new convention with the National Women’s League to take women’s football to a new level.

Apart from the two tiers of women’s league football, FRMF will also establish a national U-17 championship in addition to regional championships for different youth categories across the country.


The announcement comes barely few weeks after the launch of the first ever CAF Women's Football Strategy, a plan to take the women's game to the next level.

"Our objective is to develop women's football and spread its practice in all the regions of the kingdom,” said FRMF president Fouzi Lekjaa during the presentation of the convention.

“This is an important step to allow female talents to practice this popular sport in good conditions and to give them the opportunity to start and pursue their professional career.”

Also, the new plan aims at supporting the management of clubs on the administrative and financial level through training and support provided by the Technical Directorate and the FRMF's Department of Finance.

Women's football will be entitled to funding of up to $130,000 for the top flight league clubs and $86,000 for the second division to support the remuneration of players and technical staff on a monthly basis.


FRMF women's football director and head coach of the national team, Kelly Lindsey, describes this plan as a revolution that is taken place to promote the female game

“We are excited to take on the biggest challenges, especially to ensure girls and women have an equal opportunity to develop and grow within the game, and to take the time to educate and empower great leaders of the female game, for now and for the future,” Lindsey said.

The convention aims to increase the number of female football practitioners to 90,000 by 2024, train 10,000 technical executives in women's football clubs and promote the level of the National Pro Championship, Regional League Championship and Youth Championship.


The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has announced the launch a women’s first and second division professional league from next season after signing a new convention with the National Women’s League to take women’s football to a new level.

Apart from the two tiers of women’s league football, FRMF will also establish a national U-17 championship in addition to regional championships for different youth categories across the country.

The announcement comes barely few weeks after the launch of the first ever CAF Women's Football Strategy, a plan to take the women's game to the next level.


"Our objective is to develop women's football and spread its practice in all the regions of the kingdom,” said FRMF president Fouzi Lekjaa during the presentation of the convention.

“This is an important step to allow female talents to practice this popular sport in good conditions and to give them the opportunity to start and pursue their professional career.”

Also, the new plan aims at supporting the management of clubs on the administrative and financial level through training and support provided by the Technical Directorate and the FRMF's Department of Finance.

Women's football will be entitled to funding of up to $130,000 for the top flight league clubs and $86,000 for the second division to support the remuneration of players and technical staff on a monthly basis.


FRMF women's football director and head coach of the national team, Kelly Lindsey, describes this plan as a revolution that is taken place to promote the female game

“We are excited to take on the biggest challenges, especially to ensure girls and women have an equal opportunity to develop and grow within the game, and to take the time to educate and empower great leaders of the female game, for now and for the future,” Lindsey said.

The convention aims to increase the number of female football practitioners to 90,000 by 2024, train 10,000 technical executives in women's football clubs and promote the level of the National Pro Championship, Regional League Championship and Youth Championship. Cafonline.


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