Lutfi, Essa question ignoring Rasool for prize

KARACHI: Former Pakistan coach Tariq Lutfi said that the best player award should have been given to KESC’s striker Mohammad Rasool in place of Muslim FC’s Saeed Ahmed.

“Rasool, who scored 26 goals, made a big contribution to his team’s second place finish and he deserved the best player award,” Lutfi told ‘The News’ after the closing ceremony of the 9th Pakistan Premier Football League here at the KPT Stadium on Tuesday.

“If Kaleemulalh got the leading scorer award, the best player award was the right of Rasool who played a leading role in KESC’s splendid run,” said Lutfi.

“Saeed is also a good player and he deserved the emerging player award but it was not right to give him the best player award,” Lutfi argued.

Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Essa endorsed Lutfi’s views. “I think Rasool did a splendid job for us and he deserved the best player award,” Essa told this correspondent. “He won for us several crucial games and he deserved the top prize,” Essa said.

from: The News