Mohammed VI Academy Has Made Major Contribution to Development of Moroccan Football Internationally (IFFHS Vice-president)

The quality of the training provided by the Academy makes it an “example” for African and world football, Ley told MAP.

The work carried out has helped to bring “high quality” to the national team, said IFFHS vice-president, highlighting an “emulation” between coaches and trainers “who have got into step”.

“It’s an engine that drives the rest, making quality increasingly important, and that’s what has happened in Moroccan football with this Academy, which has succeeded in reconciling the training side with the quality side,” he stressed.

“Thanks to the projects carried out under the leadership of His Majesty the King, Morocco boasts the best facilities (stadiums, academies, infrastructure, etc.) in the whole of Africa, making the Kingdom a model in Africa and worldwide”, added this former player and club president.

Morocco is recognized worldwide for the quality of its facilities, training and teams, as shown by the world rankings, in which Morocco is often represented,” said Ley, who cited the cases of national coach Walid Regragui and Atlas Lions goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who were in the running for the title of best coach and goalkeeper in the world respectively.


The Mohammed VI Academy has made a major contribution to the development of Moroccan football internationally, according to vice-president of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), Robert Ley.

24 January 2024