01 Sep 2021
Doha. Mesut Özil the German professional footballer and Fenerbahce midfielder, is currently in Qatar and took time to visit Aspire Academy on Wednesday 1st September 2021. Aspire Logistics Director General, Mr. Abdulla Nasser Al-Naimi led the 2014 World Cup winner and his team to the Academy after a tour of Aspetar and they were met and welcomed to Aspire by Aspire Academy Chief Sports Officer, Mr. Tim Cahill along with Director of Sport and Strategy, Mr Markus Egger who went on to lead the tour.
The former German international player expressed his amazement at the ingenious way Qatar has set to develop and nurture youth sporting talent through Aspire Academy and its impressive programmes. Özil who played for some of the world’s top clubs including Real Madrid and Arsenal complimented Aspire Academy for taking youth sport development to the highest level which makes Aspire the reference point for sports excellence for the rest of the world.