Sports Correspondent – The News
KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has also called up glove-men Mohammad Omar and Ghazanfar Yasin to the national team’s camp which will resume in Lahore from June 1.
A top official of the PFF told this correspondent on Wednesday that both had been invited.
The decision of the PFF to invite the glove-men came after Pakistan football team’s former assistant coach Nasir Ismail had told this correspondent in an interview the other day that it was unfair not to invite the keepers who had been declared the best in the domestic competitions during the last one year.
Omar, who played for Pakistan in the Olympic Qualifiers against Malaysia in 2011, was declared the best keeper of the 2013 National Football Challenge Cup, which National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) won.
Rookie Ghazanfar Yasin, who plays for Pakistan Air Force (PAF), is an emerging goalie and is considered a future prospect by the experts.
He was declared the best keeper of the National Challenge Cup which PAF won in April this year.
“I am very thankful to coach Mohammed Shamlan and PFF secretary Col Ahmed Yar Lodhi who upheld my views and called the duo to the conditioning camp,” Nasir told ‘The News’ on Wednesday.
“Now the two have to prove that they are the best in the national circuit,” said Nasir.