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PFF drops Hajra Khan from squad ahead of Four-Nation Cup

PFF invites 34 players for tournament preparation; Khan, Mahpara Shahid, Aniqa Nisar's names missing

December 06, 2022
Experienced midfielder Hajra Khan. — PFF/File
Experienced midfielder Hajra Khan. — PFF/File

KARACHI: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has dropped experienced midfielder Hajra Khan from the squad ahead of the upcoming Four-Nation Cup in Saudi Arabia.

To participate in the preparatory camp, the federation has invited 34 players to train in the lead-up to the tournament.

However, Khan and other notable names including Mahpara Shahid, Aniqa Nisar, Zulfia Nazir, Roshnan Khan, and Khadija Kazmi are all missing from this list.

The move indicates the future strategy of PFF's Normalisation Committee (NC) as they seem to go ahead with a new look squad. Defender Malika-e-Noor is the only senior player named in the squad by the PFF.

The list of 34 players is stated below.

Goalkeepers: Nisha Ashraf, Rumesa Khan, Hadiqa Zafar, Fatima Naz and Mafia Parveen.

Midfielders: Maria Khan, Alina Isphani, Alina Akram, Aliza Sabir, Amina Hanif, Ammal Khan, Anushey Usman, Marvi Baig, Rameen Fareed, Ruqqya Farheen, Sanober Sattar, Suha Hirani and Zehmina Malik.

Forwards: Nadia Khan, Aliya Sadiq, Anmol Hira, Kainat Abdul Ghani, Nadia Shams, Naqiyah Ali and Zoya Zeeshan.

Defenders: Malika e Noor, Eeshal Fayyaz, Eschal Sheikh, Mishal Bhatti, Nazalia Siddiqui, Sahar Zaman, Sahiba Sherdil, Sara Khan and Sophiya Qureshi.