President Pakistan Football Federation, Faisal Saleh Hayat stated in a statement after Pakistan’s win against Nepal in the Asian Games on Sunday that football was progressing in the country before ‘Qabza Mafia’ took over the federation in lust.
“Pakistan football was progressing, as we had beaten India and Afghanistan, before the ‘Qabza mafia’ in its lust to get control over the PFF totally ruined football in the country; as a result three precious years of our football were wasted,” he said.
Faisal Saleh Hayat got his office back in March earlier this year and he gladly took the credit for Pakistan’s win against Nepal after losing to Vietnam by 3-0 and 4-0 in the Asian Games respectively.
“In March this year, we regained the control of PFF after a three-year tussle and rebuilt a new team for this high-level competition [Asian Games] which won against Nepal which is a good sign,” he added.
Talking about future programs, he told about opening football academies in the different parts of the country to find talented footballers.
“We are also going to set up academies across the country to pick teenage footballers and then shape them up for international contests. Moreover, FIFA will provide an 4G pitch to Pakistan to be laid in Khanewal,” he disclosed.
He also revealed plans for holding a quality football league, which will also feature two to three foreign players in each team of the league.
“We are also working on to introduce a high-profile [football] premier league of Pakistan; and intend to include two, three foreign players in each team of the league,” he told.