Tuesday, June 25, 2024

FAZ, Royal Morocco FA renew MOU

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and the Royal Football Federation of Morocco (FRM) have renewed their football development agreement on a two-year period.

The two initially signed the MOU back in 2017 aimed at developing football standards in the respective countries.

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and his Moroccan counterpart Fouzi Lekjaa sealed the deal in Rabat.

Part of the agreements in the MoU are anchored on promoting cooperation between the two federations on football development.

“The training of technical and administrative staff for the purpose of training and observation of events, programs and matches. The development of programs, events and training workshops, organization of friendly matches and promoting the development of youth football,” reads part of the agreement.

Part of the immediate benefits from the agreement will be the opportunity for three Zambian coaches to undergo the coveted four-year CAF Pro License training in Rabat.

Morocco will also remain open to hosting Zambia national teams for international camps under the MoU.

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says Morocco had proved a worth partner for Zambia as can be seen with the preparatory camps various national teams have had in the past.

“It is yet another milestone in our football development agenda with the MoU offering opportunities for knowledge transfer and support to grow youth and women football as well as technical support,” Kamanga says.

“In March, we are sending three coaches for the CAF Pro License course. Additionally, Morocco has a huge pool of qualified coaches who are available to support some of our Super League teams who may seek technical assistance.”

He adds: “Under this agreement Zambia and Morocco will organize international friendly matches for senior men and women’s teams as part of preparing for international engagements.”

Prior to the WAFCON tournament, the Copper Queens had an international camp in Morocco while the Chipolopolo similarly had an international camp during the preparations for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

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