Pak-Argentina agrees to work for promotion of football in Pakistan: Shahid Khan


Former prominent national footballer and sports organizer Shahid Khan Shinwari Saturday offered to the Normalization Committee formed by FIFA for running the affairs of the Pakistan Football Federation to conduct Pakistan Football Super League with the help of Argentinian Ambassador to Pakistan.
Talking to media men, Shahid Khan Shinwari, who organized numerous sports activities in the past, came up with a grand challenge of holding the Pakistan Football League in all four provinces including Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said with the Pakistan Football League, the Game of Football would once again be revived in Pakistan wherein hundreds of players of the four provinces including a team each from Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir would be facilitated.
“Our youth badly needs the Game of Football in Pakistan and holding of Pakistan Superb Football League means football to be promoted in every nook and corner of Pakistan,” Shahid Khan said. He said due to internal politics the Game of Football has badly damaged and the players associated with this Game since long have no option but to leave football, which is causing great damage to the overall football status.
Shahid Khan, who also remained as Secretary General of the FATA Olympic Association with former Governor Engr. Shoukat Ullah and worked as President of the Association before being merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, organized scores of sporting activities in the past including four KP Governor League, an International Football Cup wherein for the first time in the history, foreign football players from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal visited Peshawar and participated in the KP Governor Football Super League.
He said that there will be football league matches in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta, for which the normalization committee is planning, if the normalization committee gives a green signal in this regard, further work can be done on it.
The purpose of this initiative is to provide opportunities to the players to come forward, Shahid Khan said. It is hoped that the committee authorities will definitely think in this regard and ensure the organization of the football league in Pakistan.
He said talks have already been held with the Argentinian Ambassador to Pakistan and he agreed to support Pakistan Football by providing us coaches, trainers before ensuring an opportunity to our young footballers to visit Argentina for the Football League.
He said, the program with Pak-Argentina will be started by a series between the footballers of the two countries in Pakistan and then in Argentina. He said by June 1, 2023, he is going to meet with the Argentinian Football Officials in Islamabad and Lahore to discuss the exchange of football player’s visits to Pakistan and Argentina.
He disclosed that an invitation from the Argentinian Ambassador to Pakistan has already been received in this connection.
“I want to promote football as football and Pakistani players have a lot of potential for the Game of football that is why such an initiative was taken to FIFA Normalization Committee for Pakistan Football to allow us to hold the Pakistan Super League,” Shahid Khan concluded.