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Safa’s president Danny Jordaan hails Morocco’s Mohammed VI Complex

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Safa's president Danny Jordaan. / DR

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has welcomed the Moroccan government for investing in football infrastructure, referring to Mohammed VI complex in Rabat.

According to IOL, Jordaan, who is also vice president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), attended an infrastructure symposium at the facility alongside 200 administrators from Africa, CAF executive members and Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

During this symposium, Jordaan said that African countries should «replicate what Morocco have done since South Africa has world class stadiums that were used during the World Cup in 2010».

«The Mohammed VI Complex is an extraordinary facility, the (Moroccan) government invested millions of US dollars in this project, you can see the quality of the project – the stand alone hotel», Jordan said.

Jordaan said that «having facilities like the Mohammed VI Complex in each province would fast-track the development of football stars across South Africa».

For the record, the Mohammed VI Complex has four natural turf grass football fields, three artificial turf fields, a covered football field, a hybrid football field, a reathletisation room that can accommodate futsal matches, an outdoor Olympic swimming pool, two tennis courts and a Beach Soccer field, the same source concluded.

The same official announced, in January, that his country had decided to boycott the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations (Afcon), held from January 28 to February 7 in Laayoune. Jordaan confirmed that the sports body «have been warned» by the government not to participate in the tournament «because of the disputed venue», referring to the city of Laayoune. Moreover, he added that taking part to the competition «poses a big risk» to the South African players.

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