Welcome to FootballPakistan’s exclusive journey during the SAFF Championship in Nepal. Over here, we’ll be keeping you posted on the lighter side of the beautiful game as well as getting up close and personal with the Pakistan National Team.
All timings are in NPT.
29th August, 2013:
1:20 PM: Just came back after watching the Indian team train, where I talked to coach Wim Koevermans and midfielder Arata Izumi who is of Japanese decent. India has a very impressive team!
Read the interview here: https://www.footballpakistan.com/2013/08/wim-confident-of-indian-victory-exclusive/
Now looking forward to a spot of lunch and the training of the Pakistan team, where Zesh Rehman will be present!
28th August, 2013:
6:30 PM: Had a chilly training session in the rain. Hassan Bashir and the other Danish lads looked impressive. Now the boys are prepping for tea! And I’m on the look for a good eating spot in Thamel!
Also, Zesh is due to arrive today from Hong Kong!
27th August, 2013:
9:30 PM: The players got back from the practice match against Nepal U-19s and just had dinner. Might go to explore the tourist area of Thamel now!
Check out the match pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153140862290234.1073741831.66377055233&type=1
3:00 PM: Just got off a delicious lunch at Pizza Hut and will now be going to the Army Stadium, where Pakistan play Nepal U-19. Looking forward to seeing Yacoob and Yousuf Butt play for the Pak Shaheens!
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26th August, 2013:
11: 00 PM: An attack-minded training session with coach Shamlan today for the boys in which Adnan Ahmed and Kaleemullah looked particularly sharp. Later, rounding off a nice meal, everybody enjoyed a calm walk in the cool Kathmandu air!
FPDC signing out for the day! We’ll be back when Pakistan plays Nepal U-19 tomorrow at 4:30 PM.
3:30 PM: Arrived today into the mountainous settings of Kathmandu. The Pakistan National Football Team welcomed the FPDC staff with open arms and enjoyed lunch – Players are not keen on spaghetti it seems!
Everybody’s resting for now, but we’ve got training under new coach Mohammad Al-Shamlan at 4:30 PM.
P.S. Adnan Ahmed has linked up with the squad!