Under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco has become “a model for Africa, particularly in terms of its high-quality sports infrastructure, which has enabled it to organize several major competitions,” says the media outlet.
The organization of the AFCON-2025 is the reward for a development process carried out by the Kingdom for more than two decades in various sectors, it noted, adding that Morocco will have the opportunity to “deploy its vast experience in the organization of major events in all fields, thanks to a network of modern and developed infrastructures.”
According to the online media, the stadiums dedicated to the event meet CAF requirements and are ready to host the competition, in Rabat as well as in Casablanca, Tangiers, Fez, Marrakech and Agadir. The Kingdom also boasts over 200 artificial turf training pitches and almost 20 natural turf pitches, equipped with top-level lighting, it said.
According to the media outlet, these high-quality sports facilities have enabled Morocco to organize several major sporting events in recent years, including the Club World Cup, the African Nations Championship (CHAN), the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the U17 and U23 teams, the Women’s CAN, as well as the African Women’s Champions League.
Faro Di Roma emphasized that “on the strength of its capabilities and wealth of experience in organizing major sporting competitions, the Kingdom’s ambition is to make the second African Cup of Nations to be held on its soil, after the 1988 event, a successful event at every level, and one that will stand out from the 34 previous editions.”
Highlighting ”Morocco’s determination to contribute to developing African football,” the portal notes that this vote ”reaffirms the Kingdom’s commitment, under the High Royal Instructions, to consolidate South-South cooperation with African countries, on the path to their development in various fields.”
“It is also the finest reward for a people passionate about football,” it adds, noting that this major event is “a first step, which initiates and strengthens the bid for the 2030 World Cup, presented jointly with Spain and Portugal.”