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Morocco FA opens football museum

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Morocco FA opens football museum

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) will inaugurate a football museum on Thursday aimed at reflecting the federation’s commitment to football development.

The inauguration will hold at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Maamora, near Rabat.

The FRMF said that it will hold a meeting at its headquarters on March 21 at 3:30 p.m. before inaugurating the National Football Museum, which is located at the same venue.

According to the federation, the museum includes a permanent exhibition space of 1,350 square meters, a temporary exhibition space of 310 square meters, an exhibition hall with 42 chairs, a VIP room, a documentation room, and other facilities.

SNRTNews quoted FRMF as saying that the National Football Museum will showcase the history of Moroccan football, its icons, the first victories, titles, historical teams, and other events.

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The museum is mainly based on the research aspect, as it will include a research center, which is intended to scrutinize the past of national football, with all its documents, photos, trophies, badges, and jerseys, for the purpose of preserving them and presenting them to the public.

To draw the attention of youth, the museum will also be equipped with new technologies. In addition, the museum will provide people of all ages, notably the younger generation, the chance to learn about the accomplishments of Moroccan football players in the past.

This project is the result of the National Foundation of Museums of the Kingdom of Morocco (FNM) and the FRMF, which signed a partnership agreement in March 2022 for the creation and management of the National Football Museum.

During the signing ceremony, the FRMF president, Fouzi Lekjaa said that a committed team of people worked for “nearly a year” to create the national museum, which will showcase the history of national football, which dates back to 1906.

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FIFA to consider changes to policy blocking league matches from being played in other countries

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FIFA said it will consider changes to its policy that blocks league matches from being played in other countries as part of an agreement with a soccer promoter to dismiss the world governing body from a lawsuit challenging that policy.

Relevent Sports lawyer Jeffrey L. Kessler filed a letter Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan stating FIFA and his client agreed to the dismissal. Keller wrote FIFA agreed to abide by any injunction arising from the suit, which also includes the U.S. Soccer Federation as a defendant. The agreement did not alter the suit against the USSF.

“FIFA and Relevent have agreed to resolve this matter as it concerns FIFA, pending FIFA’s consideration of changes to existing FIFA policies with respect to playing official season games outside of a league’s home territory,” FIFA said in a statement. “FIFA has not admitted any liability and continues to deny the legal claims alleged in Relevent’s complaint.”

Relevent, controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, announced in August 2018 it planned to host a Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona at Miami Gardens, Florida, the following January.

In October 2018, FIFA said its ruling council adopted a policy that “emphasized the sporting principle that official league matches must be played within the territory of the respective member association.” Barcelona then withdrew its commitment to play in Florida.

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Relevent in 2019 also was refused permission by the USSF to sanction a league match between two teams from Ecuador.

Relevent sued the governing bodies, claiming violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and tortious interference.

“Bringing official matches from Europe to the U.S. is an exciting proposition but it must be done thoughtfully and collaboratively,” Relevent CEO Daniel Sillman said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with FIFA to support the global growth of the game and the best leagues in the world.”

Caproni in July 2021 granted the USSF’s motion to dismiss the antitrust claim but the case was reinstated in March 2023 by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The USSF asked the Supreme Court in August to take the case, and the Biden administration last month said the Supreme Court should let the appellate decision stand.

“FIFA and Relevent Sports have agreed to resolve this matter specific to FIFA while FIFA considers changes to its existing rules about whether games can be played outside of a league’s home territory,” the promoter said in a statement. “Relevent Sports looks forward to supporting FIFA as both sides work to grow the game.”

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It’s Mission Impossible!

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Super Eagles’ Coaching Job Now An All-comers Affair As NFF Throws The Gates Open -

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF after announcing that its U-15 team, Future Eagles will be Spain-bound on Tuesday has now recanted.

The football governing body had announced via press release and also on its website that the young lads were to participate  at the UEFA U16 Development Tournament starting on Friday.

But it has now turned to be a “Mission Impossible” The NFF within an hour of the press release made a counter announcement in its x-platform (formerly Twitter) stating:

“Players and officials of the Nigeria U15 team, Future Eagles, have been denied visas by the Spanish Embassy and will therefore not be travelling to take part in the UEFA U16 Development Tournament starting on Friday.”

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Godwins now reign in Edo State

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Omobayo Godwin is deputy governor to Godwin Obaseki

Barely minutes after the impeachment of Philip Shaibu as the deputy governor of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed his namesake Omobayo Godwin as the successor.

The new deputy governor is a 38-year old engineer from Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state.

 

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