FIFPRO spoke to Lindsey, and Moroccan player union general secretary Mohamed Harouane, about the plans.
What inspired the federation to introduce a long-term women’s football strategy?
The president of the federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, is very passionate about a vision that will allow the Moroccan youth to play and grow through football, and also see a clear and prospective path to professionalism. When we sat down to define the national strategy, it was established that every pillar needs to look at the women’s and men’s game equally.
What is your opinion of FIFPRO’s Raising Our Game report?
I used the Raising Our Game report in constructing some of the thoughts and ideas about how to move this project forward. Often in the women’s game we’re stuck thinking it must look like the men’s game but the actual governance and structure needs to be thought about differently. We’re just at a different point – the women’s game should have been professionalized 30 years ago and now we’re just getting to it. It’s important that we keep talking about what’s working and what’s not.