Moroccan clubs appeal to federation for help as money dries up
Six clubs from Moroccan soccer’s top-tier Botola Pro league have reportedly asked the national federation for financial assistance due to the league’s coronavirus-enforced suspension.
According to the Al Andath Al Maghribia newspaper, the clubs have called on the FRMF not to take its normal cut of the money payable at the end of this month by the league's broadcast partners.
The newspaper claimed that the amount due to be paid this month is around MAD2 million ($544,000).
No Moroccan league matches have taken place since the FRMF suspended all soccer on 14 March, and clubs are now facing financial challenges.
The Moroccan government banned all sporting activities on the same day.
The Botola is currently broadcast to a domestic audience by the Arryadia channels of SNRT, Morocco's free-to-air broadcasting group.