Jadeed in search of better club offer [Express Tribune]

Jadeed in search of better club offer [Express Tribune]

By Natasha Raheel – Express Tribune
KARACHI: Former national U23 captain Jadeed Khan wants to quit his place in Afghan FC for a better club in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL).

The 24-year-old from Chaman said that he had stepped down from the national side a year-and-a-half ago, but was now looking to make a comeback.

“I’ve sacrificed a lot for Afghan FC, but now I want to play in another club for the upcoming season [starting September],” Jadeed told The Express Tribune. “I’ve been here for six years now, but I’m not seeing any progress for myself. I have been wasting away for too long.”

Jadeed further said that he had been reminiscing of his old days with the national squad and figured he had enough experience to move to a better club and eventually book a spot with the Pakistan team.

“I really need a job with a better club. Afghan FC is run by only a few individuals. I now need a proper team like KRL, KESC or PIA, where I can play quality football.”

The Chaman-based player says he has been welcomed by KRL and PIA, but was stilling looking for the best option for his future.

Meanwhile, KRL coach Tariq Lutfi, who also trained the national U21 team in 2011 which included Jadeed, said that the winger had talent.

“Jadeed is a very energetic and useful player and he can score, but unfortunately he is not surrounded by a very talented lot in Afghan FC,” said Lutfi.

“Had he been with a better club, his performance would’ve been more visible in the PPFL.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2014.