They might be participating for the first time but K-Electric are going there to win it.
K-Electric have got permission from Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for appearing in the Sheikh Kamal International Football tournament which will be held in Dhaka in October.
The magnitude of Oludeyi Abayomi Sunday’s winner for K-Electric in their AFC Cup Playoff Group ‘A’ match against Khoromkhon in Thimpu on Thursday was such that it was celebrated with great fervour back in his home country Nigeria.
K-Electric claimed a crucial 1-0 win at the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup qualifiers against Mongolian side Khoromkhon FC at the Changlimithang Stadium.
K-Electric’s newly hired coach Majid Shafiq on Monday said he was hopeful that his side would give good news to Pakistan in the 2016 AFC Cup play-off qualifiers Group A which will be hosted by Bhutan from August 9-15.
The ongoing problems at the Pakistan Football Federation mean that the national team may not be competing in international tournaments any time soon but national champions K-Electric (KE) will be representing the country at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup qualifiers in Bhutan from August 9.
K-Electric’s newly-hired England-based coach Majid Shafiq and players Irfan Khan and Shani Abbasi reached Karachi on Friday to join the camp which will begin here at the Steel Mills ground on Saturday.
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.