FIFA approves three projects for flood-hit Pakistan

Staff Report

LAHORE: The FIFA will provide humanitarian aid to help build football infrastructure in wake of devastating floods that caused huge loss of life and property in Pakistan. “The FIFA has approved three goal projects while other three will be from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). In all Pakistan will get six goal projects,” said FIFA development officer Vernon Manilal Fernando and FIFA development manager Asia David Borja, the two-men FIFA flood inspection team that is visiting Pakistan in order assess the damage done due to floods, on Tuesday.

“We have proposed Quetta, Sukkur, Mir Pur Khas, Nowshera, Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Bahawalpur for the coming projects,” said a spokesman for the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF). The PFF has thanked FIFA president Sepp Blater, AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam and FIFA vice president Dr Chung Moon-Joon (South Korea) for all their love with Pakistani people and Pakistan’s football. During their stay in Pakistan, both Manilal and Borja will also visit Faisalabad to check the proposed site for FIFA Goal Project and will also meet Faisalabad District Football Association’s officials.