Mayor Karachi extends support to PFL in bid to revive football in Pakistan

Farhan Junejo, PFL Chairman, met Barrister Murtaza Wahab

By Web Desk
June 13, 2024
Muratza Wahab (left) and Farhan Junejo (right) - 

Mayor Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday chaired a meeting at his office with Pakistan Football League (PFL) Chairman, Farhan Junejo, who briefed him on the league’s future programmes which have been designed in a way to cater the requirements of the football frenzy youth of Pakistan.

From ensuring basic level playing ground facilities to providing easy access for the less privileged children in Pakistan, who dream to make their names on the football field but are forced from doing so due to financial constraints.

It is pertinent to mention that this was the second round of meeting between Mayor Karachi and the PFL team, following the previously hosted reception in honour of Former English Football Star and PFL’s Brand Ambassador Michael Owen, alongside other renowned international players, who were later invited to the Kakri Football Ground to boost the spirit of local players.

Welcoming the former football stars in Pakistan, Wahab applauded the efforts of PFL in making the arrangements to enable the fans to interact with their stars at Kakri Ground, and termed this as one revolutionary move towards the revival of football in Pakistan.

“Football is one of the most loved sport in Pakistan, and the fan-following for football in Pakistan is tremendous, the streets of Karachi are known for the love they possess for this sport, in particular Lyari – often called Mini Brazil for the enduring love these people possess for the Brazilian national football team,” remarked Wahab.

He added that the Sindh Government will be extending complete support to PFL in its aim to revive football in Pakistan, as that will also boost the sports economy of Pakistan.

Welcoming the kind gesture and support, Junejo said, “I am extremely grateful and honoured to have received such a welcoming gesture from Mayor Karachi for his support, who not only appreciated PFL’s vision in making football the next loved sport of the country but also discussed his ideas towards the expansion of KMC Football Stadium in Karachi, which could serve to millions of local football players in Pakistan, and can facilitate them to live their dream of representing the country on International fronts.”

“PFL, together with the support of the government will be ensuring that supreme playing facilities are provided to the emerging and richly talented players in Pakistan from all cities, and are extremely optimistic and hopeful that this talented youth of the country will represent Pakistan on the international stage,” added Junejo.

The Pakistan Football League was unveiled in a ground-breaking ceremony earlier this month with the presence of as many as 28 officials and players from 18 countries across the Globe, this included FIFA accredited officials and former players as well.