President Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Gen. Rtd. Arif Hasan held a reception to appreciate Pakistan football team’s performance at the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U15 Championship.
Hasan had all praises for the team and called them the pride of Pakistan.
“Everbody in Pakistan is talking about you,” he said while addressing the event. “You have made the whole country proud.”
He also praised the efforts of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and coaches who gave the young footballers confidence that they can perform at the highest level.
He expressed his hope that Pakistan’s success in the tournament will help the sport to grow in the country.
Moreover, President PFF Faisal Saleh Hayat announced a reward of Rs 1.5 million for the team’s outstanding show at the multi-nation football event.
Pakistan reached final of SAFF U-15 Football Championship and lost to Bangladesh in the all-important game. However, they played brilliantly throughout the tournament and defeated arch-rivals India on their way to the final.