Karachi: Renowned English football player Michael Owen has signed a three-year deal to become the official Ambassador of the Pakistan Football League – The PFL.
The 41-year-old Owen has represented Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United, and Stoke City, as well as for the England national team.
Owen will take the reins of Pakistan football to help devise a strategic partnership programme by uniting the nation with the might of football in England.
He will reveal The PFL logo from the home of football in England in October. He is scheduled to visit Pakistan to run a series of football masterclasses and formally unveil The PFL. The dates for kick-off and a full league schedule will be released soon.
Meanwhile, the franchise teams will be awarded soon for the cities of Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad, Peshawar and Multan.
Owen’s hybrid role includes creating a global professional gateway for a new crop of football players in Pakistan who can adapt to the modern game of football.
“Pakistan’s football potential is huge and I am excited about identifying untapped talent in a nation of 220 million. I am looking to cross-promote and develop football between UK and Pakistan through the first-ever franchise model league – The PFL,” Owen said.
“I am pleased to see Michael play a pivotal role in creating a new era of football in Pakistan. This is a striking partnership to help Pakistan move the goalposts to the international development of football,” CEO of GSV Zabe Khan said.
It must be noted that PFF partnered with Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) to kick off a franchise league called – The Pakistan Football League (PFL).
The PFF-GSV collaboration will focus on developing a state of the art flagship stadium in Karachi, produce a ground breaking international technical football collaboration with top clubs from Europe and design Pakistan’s first ever sensational domestic inter-city franchise league.