AFC chief condoles Shahlyla’s death [The Nation]

AFC chief condoles Shahlyla’s death [The Nation]

LAHORE – Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has shown deep sorrow on the sad demise of Shahlyla Baloch, the women national team player, who died in a car accident a few days ago.

In his condolence message sent through a letter, the AFC chief said: “I am deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the tragic demise of Pakistan’s footballer Shahlyla Baloch at the young age of 20, who died in a car accident in Karachi on Wednesday night.

“She was a talented and passionate young player who will be greatly missed and remembered for her contributions to the women’s game in Pakistan and for her superb performances for the national team.”

AFC secretary Dato Windsor John in his condolence letter to Senator Rubina Irfan, mother of the deceased and vice president of PFF, Shahlyla will be remembered for her passion and dedication towards women football which has won her FIFA youngest player award when she was 7 years of age and Pakistan best female player’s accolade three occasions.

Bahrain FA Board Member and head of women football committee Shaikha Hussa Binti Khalid Al Khalifa said: “With heavy hearts and sorrowful souls, I offer our condolences to your good person and to your esteemed family and the entire Pakistan women football community and the PFF on the tragic passing away of your beloved daughter and Pakistan’s striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch.

Published in The Nation, 16 October 2016