Pakistan national players Naveed Akram and Mahmood Ali became the first Pakistani-based footballers to play for a football club abroad in decades. They joined Nepali league newcomers Saraswoti Youth Club FC on a two-month loan deal from Pakistan Premier League champions WAPDA.
FootballPakistan.Com caught up with Akram and asked a few questions about his and Mehmood's experiences in Nepal.
FPDC: Tell us about the Nepali league, how does it compare with the set-up we have here in Pakistan?
Naveed: Well there are a lot of sponsors in Nepali football and a great interest in fans who come to ground in large numbers after purchasing tickets. The games come live on television on Wednesdays and Saturday and there is immense coverage in the newspapers. The playing level is very good too and it is a good tough league.
Full interview here.