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Of corruption, despotism and power-struggles: into the murky world of football in Pakistan [Catch News]

by Bhargab Sarmah (Catch News, 30 December 2015) “Pakistan has promising bunch of players. But people here prefer personalities before sport. Lack of merit, favouritism, politics for power in the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is not helping the cause of the game in this country,” former Pakistan national team coach John Layton had lamented after leaving his post in 2002. ... Read More »

SAFF Championship: Pakistan will be missed, say India officials [Express Tribune]

by Natasha Raheel KARACHI: Pakistan’s absence at this year’s South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Kerala will be sorely felt, according to the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) officials. Pakistan withdrew from the tournament last month due to lack of resources to hold a camp for the national team. The game in general has suffered heavily due to the on-going power ... Read More »

SAFF participation at stake: Essa pleads for an end to PFF conundrum [Tribune]

KARACHI: Former national team captain Muhammad Essa Khan criticised the government for creating the mess that can lead to Pakistan’s failure to participate in the 2015 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship, which begins next month in Kerala, India. Essa branded the infighting within the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) as ‘embarrassing’ and asked the government and the Lahore High Court ... Read More »

Taking part in SAFF Cup crucial: Essa [Express Tribune]

by Natasha Raheel [Express Tribune] KARACHI: K-Electric midfielder and former national captain Essa Khan believes the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) will need to regroup quickly after FIFA’s decision this week in order to compete at the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup in December. Essa emphasised that the SAFF Cup is the most important event for Pakistan this year as the ... Read More »

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