First of its kind: Elite coaches head to Pakistan for unique new football venture
It might not necessarily be considered a typical football nation, but a striking new academy has been launched in Pakistan with Uefa-accredited coaches.
Lahore, the capital of the Punjab in Pakistan and the countrys second-largest city, will now offer a football academy. Called the Legends Academy, it enrols over 300 children, both boys and girls, who take part in regular training sessions.
Owner of the academy, Hamza Syed said: Its the only one in the country that offers Uefa-licensed coaching. We had another initiative four or five years ago but it collapsed and we are the only one and so far weve got 300 kids.