PFF holds Congress today

Lahore, 19 December : The introduction of the men’s inaugural National Futsal Championship and National School Football Championship will be analyzed when the Congress of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), chaired by President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, will convene in Lahore’s FIFA Football House on Saturday afternoon, 20 December 2008, for its second and final meeting of the year.

“The agenda features a wide range of topics, including discussions on the AFC and PFF competitions that have taken place in 2008 and those to come in the future, as well as the football activities related to eight member associations,” said PFF Secretary General, Lt.Col (R) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi who added that Congress will be followed by Press Conference at 4 PM.

Following the entrance of Pakistan in third AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers, 11th South Asian Games and WAPDA earning berth in 5th AFC President’s Cup next year, the House will be given an update on the current status of preparations for the coming assignments.

In addition, the members will receive an update on the preparations for the domestic events Pakistan Premier League, PFF Leagues and National events under the age of 13, 16, 19 and 21 and Women’s second Club Championship and 5th National Championship.

There will be reports on the AFC Challenge Cup, SAFF Championship in Chinese Taipei and Maldives respectively, and the AFC U13 Festival of Football in Iran and KL Friendly will also be reviewed.

Information will be provided on the various standing committee meetings that have taken place since the 21st June meeting of the PFF Executive Committee.

Finally, a number of medical and construction matters have also been tabled, such as those relating to MRI in order to make sure eligible players for Age-Group competitions and Football Houses at Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta. The bidding procedure for the coming AFC events will also be discussed.