The FIFA mission that arrived in Pakistan hoping to resolve the issues plaguing the country’s football has departed without being able to achieve its basic goal of meeting with both parties in a round-table discussion.
With the resignation of Pervaiz Mir Saeed from Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Director Development and Competitions post, the fate of the 11th edition of the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) hangs in a precarious balance.
Reporting on football in Pakistan can be quite embarrassing, especially when the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is mostly busy in controversial elections while players who should be the spine of the sport continue to remain eerily silent on the issue.
When K-Electric (KE) make their first appearance in an international competition next month, Majid Shafiq will be providing all the technical, tactical and strategic know-how from the dugout.
Pakistan Premier Football League champions K-Electric strengthened their line-up ahead of the 2016 AFC Cup play-off qualifiers when they hired two England-based players and a coach of Pakistani origin.
Pakistan’s midfielder Saddam Hussain also feels that. “It’s absolutely necessary to raise the league standard,” Saddam told ‘The News’ in an interview here on Friday.
Following a disappointing failure in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers a couple of months back, Pakistan football team also failed to impress in the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers.