Muhammad Haji ruled out of Thai tour, Olympic qualifiers after injury

From our Lahore Correspondent

Muhammad Haji (PIA)

PIA defender Muhammad Haji has been ruled out for 6 weeks after injuring knee ligaments during training yesterday at MTFA/MTFC Ground in Lahore with Pakistan team.

The captain-elect for this Pakistan U21 National Team will hence miss the pending Thailand tour and subsequent Olympic qualifiers against Malaysia as a result.

The news is definitely a blow for the team as well as coach Tariq Lutfi, who is also head coach of PIA football team, as Muhammad Haji was to be a vital member for the youthful team.

We at FootballPakistan.Com (FPDC) wish Muhammad Haji a speedy recovery and hope that the Pak team will not lose heart in the subsequent games they will play in Feb-March 2011.