Pakistan women's player Sahiba Sherdil has said she aims to win an international gold medal for Pakistan after the national side finished second in the recently concluded four-nation cup in Saudi Arabia.
Recently, at the Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium, Pakistan drew against Saudi Arabia in their last match of the tournament to finish second with four points.
In an exclusive interview with Geo News, Sahiba, who lives in a fishing village on the coast of Karachi, said: "It was a lot of fun to play the four-nation football tournament in Saudi Arabia. The dream of representing Pakistan at the international level has come true. The next mission is to get an international gold medal for Pakistan."
The defender also shed light on how she overcame the difficulties since childhood to pursue her passion.
"I have been fond of playing football since childhood. In the beginning, I used to play with family members and local boys. One has to travel a long distance to go to the ground. To play sports in Maripur without better facilities, one has to go far," she said.
However, Sahiba said her father, who is a fisherman, has been a constant support system for her.
"I had to face a lot of difficulties to play, but got full support from father."
Sahiba received a warm welcome after she arrived in her neighbourhood, making them and the whole nation proud.
It should be mentioned here that Sahiba played for Lyari's Jaffa Football Club for four years.