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Football needs boost in Pakistan

December 06, 2012

IN football Pakistan has performed poorly on the international stage. With an international ranking of 176, it is virtually a non- entity. Poor commitment, uninspired coaching and negligible support have all led to the dismal performance.

The federation wants to focus on younger players and turn them into global football players. There are 720 football clubs in Pakistan and 14 clubs play in the PPL (Pakistan Premier League).

This shows that our Premier League has an ability to improve and polish our players. Unfortunately their budget is only about Rs0.5 million, which is not sufficient for their improvement While cricket and hockey budgets are quite big, Pakistan should develop a good football team which could do good in international matches.

RIMSHA AHMAD Karachi