From Asia Despatch Online
Asia Despatch can now confirm that Pakistan International, Kaleemullah is on the verge of becoming the first Pakistani player to play professional football in North America, after USL giants, Sacramento Republic offered him a contract.
The former KRL star was on trial with the Republic for almost four weeks and following some impressive displays, The Republic coaching staff is eager to tie him down on a permanent deal as the team looks to successfully defend their USL championship title.
While speaking to our California-based correspondent, CEO of Kora Stars sports agency (and the players agent), Adel Saad said, “Sacramento Republic are ready to take the next step and offer Kaleem a permanent deal. They were really impressed with what they saw. We are currently in the process of negotiating terms that are beneficial to all concerned parties.”
Should negotiations bear a positive outcome, it will give Pakistan football a potential access to a football market that is reportedly impressed with the footballing potential the country has on offer.