LAHORE – National title holders and National Football Challenge Cup gold medallist Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) announced team for the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) here on Friday. According to Incharge KRL Sports Wing and former international defender Muhammad Ayaz Butt, KRL team will open their campaign on Saturday against Pakistan Air Force at Qayyum Sports Complex, Bara Road, Peshawar (4 PM kick off).
Samar Ishaq will lead the team while Muhammad Qasim act as his deputy.
The team has four goal keepers: Ghulam Nabi, Asim Khurshid, Atif Mehmood, Shahid Nabi and other players Safi Ullah Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Kaleem Ullah, Kamran Ahmed, Mehmood Khan, Mudassar Saeed, Muhammad Abid Khan, Luqman Amir, Razwan Asif, Muhammad Shahid (Faisalabad), Muhammad Zeeshan, Aseed Saeed, Shahid Ahmed (Quetta), Syed Ghazi Khan, Yasir Afridi, Zia Us Salam, Zubair Ahmed, Jalil Ahmed, Abid Ghafoor, Muhammad Adil, Muhammad Asghar, the officials will be Ayaz Butt (manager), Sajjad Mahmood Khan (coach), Sajjad Hussain (assistant coach) and Umer Farooq (Assistant Manager).
The team of Kahuta, in district Rawalpindi, were third in five editions of Pakistan Premierships from 2004-08 before snatching the title in 2009.