School girls play with national footballers on AFC Women’s Football Day

Faizan Lakhani
School girls play with national footballers on AFC Women’s Football Day / Photo: PFF

Karachi: As many as 50 girls from various schools participated in Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Women’s Football Day in Karachi on Monday to celebrate women’s participation in the game.

The event was organised by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) at KPT football stadium ahead of National Women Football Championship.

PFF’s Technical Director Daniel Limones, Director Women Development Raheela Zarmeen and national team captain Hajra Khan spoke to the girls about importance of women’s participation in football.

Hajra later guided players about various football drills, followed by a small size match featuring school girls and women team players.

According to a PFF spokesperson, the idea behind the activity was to inspire girls to play football.

“The students passionately participated in basic football drills and small sided games,” he said.

“The AFC is the only football confederation to mark the international women’s day with girls and women’s football activities and PFF, being a member of the Asian football family, welcomes AFC’s steps to benefit women’s game,” the spokesman added.

The players were equally excited to be part of the activity and to play football with Pakistan’s iconic football stars. “I am very excited and happy to participate in this activity. I will share learning with my friends so that we all can participate in sports,” said a young participant.

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School girls play with national footballers on AFC Women’s Football Day

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