Lahore, 15 February : Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) have won the hearts of soccer fraternity as they allowed depatmental footballers to play for their primary club, thus ended the disputes that ignited several club protests in various districts of Pakistan.“Player of any Department can be registered with a club of his own choice for any local competition from his living area (hometown). It means Muhammad Essa ( KESC) can play for his own choice club and in same way Muhammad bin Younus (KPT) could play for Baloch Union FC, and Farooq Shah for National Shaheen FC etc,” said PFF Secretary General Lt.Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi who clarified that registered player will not be allowed to register with any other club/department at a same period for local competition. Each year, 1-30 June, Transfer Window for all players from club to club will be opened with transfer fee of Rs.100 (Rs. 50 for new, Rs.500 for foreigner) submitted to concern District FAs.
“ Under the drectives of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, the ruling body of football in Pakistan has planned a fool proof system of registration of clubs/departments and transfer of players to enforce amongst the team/players and to maintain the data base at PFF Secretariat for future program to develop club culture for the uplift and enhancement of football in the every nook of Pakistan,” added Lodhi.
“Club culture, which has produced world class player like Andres Iniesta in Spain, needs to be encouraged in the country. It is club which produce players. Look at player like Iniesta who netted the winner in last World Cup final. It’s Barcelona who have produced him, and not Spain. We need to encourage club football. We need to have a proper system and structure in place. In turn, the players after becoming successful give back to their clubs,” added Faisal who is also AFC Executive Committee Member, FIFA and World Disciplinary Committee member and Chairman AFC Disciplinary Committee.
Lodhi added that a player will be allowed to get registration at only one club and one department for football activities in the country and any player, registered with departmental teams of PPFL, PFF league, are not being allowed to appear in District League and District FA Cup.
PFF also set Window Transfer of two top Tiers of Pakistan League Sytems – Premier League and PFF League – thirty days before the commencement of both event with Transfer fee from Club to Club (Rs.2000), Department to Department (Rs.7500), Club to Department (Rs.10,000), Department to Club (Rs.3000), New Player with Club (Rs.1000),
New Player with Department (Rs.2000), Local Foreign Player having student/working Visa (Rs.3000), Foreign Player for Club (Rs.5000), Foreign Player for Department (Rs.15,000). All amount will be paid to PFF through Bank draft with NOC (if required) and new contract with club/department. The parent club of player will get Rs. 5000 in category of club to department from Rs.10,000 submitted to PFF, and Rs.1000 out of Rs.2000 in case of New Player with Department.