Rabat - King Mohammed VI ordered General Hosni Benslimane to supervise the ongoing investigation that will enquire about all the stages of the Complex Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah's renovation and installation with natural turf.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI ordered General Hosni Benslimane to supervise the ongoing investigation that will enquire about all the stages of the Complex Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah’s renovation and installation with natural turf.
The poor condition of the pitch of Moulay Abdellah Stadium is believed to have triggered the royal anger.
The Moroccan monarch reportedly ordered General Hosni Benslimane, commander of the Royal Gendarmerie and former president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, to supervise the investigation opened by Sports Minister Mohammed Ouzzine to find out who will be held responsible for the scandal.
Local media outlets reported that General Hosni Benslimane held a meeting Monday with Sport’s Ministry Secretary General Karim Akari and the Director of Sports Mustapha Azeroual.
The two have been temporarily suspended by Sports Minister Mohammed Ouzzine. The Ministry has reportedly stripped the two high ranking officials from their signing authority in order to “ensure the smooth running of the investigation” it has launched to find out who will be held accountable.”
The committee currently leading the investigation is composed of representatives of the sports departments, the Ministries of Interior, Finance and Equipment.
They are in the process of consulting and auditing all administrative and financial documents related to the renovation work that has been done in Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, which cost an estimated 220 million Dirhams.
The Moroccan monarch is reported to be ‘closely’ following the course of events from the United Arab Emirates.
Sources cited by daily newspaper Al Massae said that the sand used to stabilize the Moulay Abdellah stadium turf was stolen from one of the beaches in the outskirts of the capital city.