Pakistan Football Super League in October: President FATA Olympic Association
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Football Super League (PFSL), involving foreign players will be held in October, 2019 at different venues, President FATA Olympic Association Shahid Khan Shinwari announced.
While addressing the reporters at the Pakistan Sports Board, he said “It is a ten-year plan. In the inaugural edition five franchises will field their teams in the league.”
He said that the league would not be materialized without the government support adding that the final shape to the league would be given with the government cooperation.
“Players would be selected under three categories, platinum, gold and silver. In the platinum category players from world cup playing nations including Brazil, Spain, Russia as well as from Asian countries will be selected. Each team will have two foreign players under this category,” he added.
He asked the PFF to grant voting rights to FATA Football Association. “We were affiliated with PFF in 2011. Now this is our eighth year with them but still we have not been granted voting rights. The associations of different sports such as taekwondo, ju-jitsu, hockey, volleyball got voting rights after two to three years. So I ask PFF to also grant us voting rights. When FATA will have its representation in PFF meetings then PFF will get very good suggestions from us. The PFF can get plenty of talented player from FATA.”