Shahrukh Sohail, Chief Editor, Islamabad
Palestine’s friendlies with Pakistan have been cancelled, after the PFF decided to scrap the series and focus on the Al-Nakba Tournament that is scheduled for May.
Earlier it was reported that Pakistan would play two friendlies against Palestine at home on the 14th and 16th of April, but that changed after the Pakistan Football Federation decided to scrap the games and turned their attention to the Al-Nakba Tournament that is hosted by Palestine next month.
“We decided to postpone the friendlies for a later part of the year, and now we will take part in the Al-Nakba Tournament in Palestine next month,” said PFF’s Marketing Consultant Sardar Naveed Haider while exclusively talking to FootballPakistan.com.
However, what is interesting is that Palestine were well on their way to Pakistan, having made the journey to Jordan where they would have flown to Lahore. But in a surprising turn of events, the games were cancelled, which resulted in the Knights’ coach Jamal Mahmoud taking to Social Media to vent his opinion.
The PFF, though, claimed they had no knowledge that Palestine had traveled to Jordan, instead reiterated that they would have traveled to Jordan on much closer dates for the now-scrapped friendlies in Pakistan.