PFF President under pressure

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Football Lovers Association have demanded of the federal government to remove the president of the football governing body in the country (PFF) for his failure to put the global sport on the right footing.

During a protest demonstration held here on Thursday the participants chanted slogans against the president of PFF Faisal Saleh Hayat and also set on fire his effigy.

Speaking on the occasion, the chairman of the association Ahmed Jan criticised PFF chief Faisal Saleh Hayat for his complete failure to promote football in the country. Ahmed Jan, a former FIFA referee, said that he had always criticised the federation for constructive reasons and would continue doing so in the future as well.
Ahmed Jan, who was suspended by the PFF on Wednesday for criticising the federation, said that PFF has made the ongoing Premier League an ‘orphan’ competition, saying he has not seen any representative of the federation or the Sindh Football Association (SFA) in any match of the marathon.

He also criticised the poor standard of referees and indiscipline in the league. He added that the decision of the PFF to shift the venue for the match between Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) from CDGK to Peoples Stadium on Thursday was an injustice toh the spectators.

He demanded of the federal government to remove PFF president Faisal Saleh Hayat and bring in honest person in his place so that the country’s football could be prevented from complete destruction. He also spoke of irregularities in the financial matters of the federation.