Roberts to accompany Pakistan U23 for Asian Games

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Former English footballer Graham Roberts, who is expected to arrive in Lahore in few days, will be accompanying the Pakistan Under-23 football team as a consultant during the Asian Games slated to be held in China from November 12-27.

An official of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) said on Thursday that Graham, whose services are being taken through a sponsor, will work with the team as consultant during the Asian Games as his name has also been included in the pool of officials for the prestigious event.

The Pakistan team is currently practicing in Lahore under the supervision of head coach Akhtar Mohiuddin. Three England-based footballers including Aneel Azeem, Shah Noor and Faraz Ahmad are already in the camp while Butt bothers and Atif Bashir are expected to report soon.