Pakistan set for August friendlies

By Shahrukh Sohail, Chief Editor, Islamabad

The Pak Shaheens will be taking part in several International games as they prepare to mount a challenge in September’s SAFF Cup.

Having never won the tournament, Pakistan’s preparations need to be top-notch in order to sustain their title bid and the PFF have arranged friendlies starting with a trip to Dhaka from 10th to 17th August, where they will play double-headers against Bangladesh.

After that the team is expected to fly out to Kabul and face Afghanistan on the 20th of August.

Earlier, the PFF had planned games against Lesotho; however logistical problems and an easier route to Bangladesh eventually scrapped that plan.

PFF Secretary-General Col. Lodhi also confirmed the games and added that the Federation will try to secure live telecasting of the game against Afghanistan.

“We are not going to Lesotho because of logistical difficulties. We will be going to Bangladesh instead. Also, we are in talks with PTV Sports to telecast the Afghanistan game,” added Lodhi while talking to FootballPakistan.

Meanwhile, National Team manager Zavisa Milosavljević is expected back in Pakistan shortly after taking part in the UEFA Pro License course, with training starting from the 1st of August.