The famous Italian football club Inter Milan launched its eighth academy outside of Italy, and it is located in Lebanon. Lebanese youngsters between the ages of six and 17 who are aspiring footballers can finally practice in a professional football academy without having to leave the country. They will develop and train according to high standards. The academy, which will host 400 members and 20 local coaches, will work on creating elite teams for both girls and boys. Two Inter coaches, Aldo Montinaro and Massimiliano Barisoni, will be managing and training the local instructors. Inter Academy operates in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The branch in Lebanon is the second one in the Middle East. Playing football is not perceived as a career in Lebanon. Due to a lack of resource, Lebanese football players often balance between two careers. We hope that this academy will turn Lebanese youngsters into world-class footballers. We can’t wait to see them play!
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.