Muhammad Kashif, a miner played in the Socca World Cup in Portugal with the Leisure League national championship winning side. PHOTO COURTESY: LEISURE LEAGUES/FILE
Published in The Express Tribune, on Oct 23rd, 2018,
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani on Tuesday announced that two international standard football with state-of-the-art facilities would be built in Quetta and Gwadar.
Muhammad Asghar Khan, a social activist, said that football is a popular sport in the province and building modern stadiums would hone the skills of young footballers.
Khan said that players from Balochistan need to be encouraged and facilitated to get into the national team.
Footballer Saqib Nasar said,”Brazil has been providing assistance to street players in Lyari and called for events with international coaches to he held here [Balochistan], so the game can flourish.”
On August 15, Muhammad Kashif, a miner played in the Socca World Cup in Portugal with the Leisure League national championship winning side.
Kashif had been a miner in Mach and had been a part of the Quetta team during the championships.
“I can’t even go to the mines anymore since a tragedy had befallen my family, but I have football,” Kashif said.
“My younger brother passed away shortly after I played the Leisure Leagues’ national championship final. Just the fact that I was selected for the team made it better for me. I trained at home too for the event.”