Sports Correspondent – The News
KARACHI: Winger Mohammad Aadil will get $2000 per month from Dordoi Bishkek, who have signed him for one year, a source in the Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) football team told ‘The News’ on Sunday.
“I have not seen his contract, but Aadil told me that he would be given $2000 per month during his stay with Dordoi,” the source said.
Aadil, a former Pak Elektron Limited (PEL) player, joined KRL three years ago and became one of the top players of the Pakistan Premier League.
He was liked by former Pakistan coach Zavisa Milosavljevic. And it is Zavisa who played an instrumental role in Aadil’s contract with Dordoi as the Serbian has joined the club as a coach.
A KRL official said he would try to ensure that Aadil also got salary from his parent department while out of Pakistan. “I will try my best to do what is beneficial to Aadil. He is a good player and should be treated fairly. It is an honour for us that Dordoi have picked him for a year,” the official said.
Aadil, a midfielder, did a great job in KRL’s second-place finish in the AFC President’s Cup in Kuala Lumpur last year.
After the President’s Cup, Aadil kept contact with Dordoi and finally struck a deal through Zavisa.
Dordoi Bishkek won the AFC President’s Cup in 2006 and 2007 and ended as the runners-up four times. Aadil is the third Pakistani footballer to have signed a contract with a foreign club in the last few years.
In 2011-12, WAPDA’s Akram Masih and Mehmood Ali represented Saraswoti Youth Club (SYC) of Nepal during the Nepal Martyr’s Memorial A Division League in Kathmandu. They received around $1000 each per month and spent two months in Nepal’s capital.