Pakistan government will not send Football Team to Islamic games – Lodhi

PFF General Secretary Ahmad Yar Khan Lodhi confirmed that the Pakistan Football Team will not be taking part in the Islamic Solidarity Games, scheduled in Palembang, Indonesia from September 14th to October 1st.

Speaking exclusively to FootballPakistan, the supremo also shed some light on the SAFF Cup and revealed that Pakistan were set to play two friendlies in Nepal against local clubs as they prepare for the region’s biggest football event.

“Pakistan will not be sending a football team to the Islamic Solidarity Games because the government didn’t allow us to,” he claimed.

“Yes, I can confirm that we will play two friendlies in Nepal and I will also be coming there to chair an AFC meeting,” Lodhi was quoted as saying.

Pakistan start their campaign by taking on India on the 1st of September at the Darasath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu.