(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
As part of Paris Saint-Germain's visit to Qatar, club partner Ooredoo held a fantastic winter edition of the ‘Paris Saint-Germain Academy brought to you by Ooredoo' on Thursday, before hosting an exclusive signing event that wowed the crowd at the famous Mall of Qatar.
Founded in 2014, the ‘Paris Saint-Germain Academy brought to you by Ooredoo' initiative aims to encourage young people to get involved in sport and offers training and development opportunities for aspiring footballers.
Over 100 children aged between 8 and 12 took part in the clinic, which provided Qatari footballers with the chance to hone their skills and find out what it takes to be a champion under the guidance of Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery, assistant coach Zoumana Camara and young Paris Saint-Germain players Giovanni Lo Celso and Christopher Nkunku.
Five Paris Saint-Germain players — Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappé, Marco Verratti, Thomas Meunier and Kevin Trapp — then made a show stopping appearance in front of the crowd of hundreds of cheering fans at the Mall of Qatar. They delighted their Qatari supporters by signing merchandise and greeting the crowds.
Manar Khalifa Al Muraikhi, Director of PR and Corporate Communications, Ooredoo Qatar, said: 'We are delighted to offer fans the chance to meet and greet their champions in the heart of vibrant Doha. For over four years now, our partnership with Paris Saint-Germain has promoted sportsmanship and healthy living in Qatar, as well as encouraging young people to follow their dreams. We want to thank the players who took part in the Academy session, and thank everyone who came to the Mall of Qatar to greet the players and show them a warm Qatar welcome.