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PFF working to bring game back on right track: Faisal

By Our Correspondent
April 03, 2018

LAHORE: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) vowed all out support to the private sector for the development of the game in the country.

In this regard PFF President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat said in a statement on Monday that the foundations of football laid by the PFF have been badly damaged and now the PFF is working day and night to bring the game back on the right track. He also appealed each segment of society to join hands with PFF to match the rapid pace of growth in football in the other countries.

He also assured that the private sector, especially corporate will be encouraged and provided full support and exposure to play their vital role in the process of football development in Pakistan.

In this regard he said the PFF is holding Classic Football League adding PFF, as a technical collaborator of the event, will ensure federation’s technical guidance and assistance to make the event a success.

General Secretary PFF Col (retd) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi also hailed the Franchise based Classic Football League (CFL) and hoped the event will help PFF in identifying and spotting untapped young football talent in the country which would meet the PFF basic objectives.

According to the management of CFL, the 2 week’s event will be held in Karachi in October this year. The top tier international footballers of Pakistan have already been registered at step one. In the next step, country wide transparent selection process will be held soon to choose the players who have touched the national level after which the selection of emerging talent will follow.

“To become a part of the CFL, the players will be selected purely on merit” Shahzad Anwer Director Technical PFF and the Chairman of CFL selection committee has announced. Shahid Khokhar, Head of Development and Media PFF, has been nominated by PFF, as the director of the event. He will coordinate between PFF & CFL for better outcomes., “This event will be first of its kind to be organised by private sector, pinnacle of which will be the development of football in Pakistan” Shahid said.