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PFF vows to back CFL and all the football initiatives of the corporate sector in the country

11 April, 2018

Karachi is all set to host Classic Football League (CFL) this year, a tournament that would involve participation of all the top-ranked Pakistani footballers, categorised as the Platinum players

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. These are the players who have already represented Pakistan at the international level. All of them have confirmed their participation in the even. 

It’s a franchise model league that will see participation of enthusiastic and young football players from every part of the country, representing teams that will be named after prominent Pakistani regions. Here’s where you can find all the latest sports news related to the league and many other popular sports of the world.

PFF has assured its full support

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has assured CFL of its full support, and has also vowed to back the private sector in all of its football-related initiatives in the country.

Talking to the press, Faisal Saleh Hayat, the chief of Pakistan Football Federation said, “The foundation of football development, which PFF laid in the last decade, has been badly damaged due to stoppage of the sport in Pakistan during the last three years. PFF has started working in full swing to bring the game back on track. It’s time that each segment of Pakistani society joined hands with the PFF to match the rapid pace in growth of football in the other countries of the region.”

He gave an assurance to the corporate sector that PFF would involve itself in every way possible to develop the game of football in Pakistan. To begin, it would provide all kinds of technical support to CFL organisers. Classic Football League is an initiative of Strawberry Sports Management, and was announced a few months ago, barely 48 hours after FIFA had placed a blanket ban on Pakistan.

Col Ahmed Yar Lodhi, the current secretary of PFF further mentioned that leagues like CFL would go a long way in helping the PFF find new football talent in the country. “The CFL will help PFF in identifying untapped young football talent in the country which meets the PFF basic objectives,” he said.




CFL would be a two-week league happening in Karachi during the month of October this year. The organisers revealed that their next step would be to carry out a countrywide transparent selection of the players, so as to pick good quality players who’ve already played the game at the national level. Thereafter, they would follow the same process for selection of emerging football players from all parts of the country.

Considering the kind of fan following that major international leagues like Champions League, English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga etc. have in Pakistan and how a large number of Pakistanis indulge in Champions League free betting, CFL is expected to be a huge hit among the football fans of the country.

Shahid Khokhar, who heads the Development and Media PFF, has been given the task of coordinating between CFL and PFF. Talking to the media persons, Mr. Khokhar said, “This will be the first of its kind event to be organised by the private sector.”

The PFF Director Technical, Mr. Shehzad Anwar also praised the transparency in selection of the players stating, “To become a part of the CFL the players will be selected purely on merit.

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