Naveed backs Amir for PFF elections [The News]

Naveed backs Amir for PFF elections [The News]

LAHORE – Punjab Football Association (PFA) President Sardar Naveed Haider Khan has announced to support Malik Amir Dogar for Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) President as per the orders of Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Sardar Naveed also clarified that there isn’t any PFA executive meeting was held as reported in the section of the press. “The facts are that four PFA vice presidents, Secretary Finance, Member PFA Council and Punjab Referee Association President Mian Bari came to meet me at the office of MTFA President Mian Rizwan Ali. He said that during course of conversation, a few colleagues requested him to meet Faisal Saleh Hayat on which he cleared the misconception that he have a lot of respect for Makhdoom Faisal who has over the last 15 years done a remarkable work for promotion of Pakistan football.

“However in present times, we have to have a better vision and bring in professionals to run the affairs and delegate powers to the people in the field and not those, who want to organise football from their air-conditioned offices and laptops.” He added: “After lunch, three vice presidents went to Football House and termed this get together as a PFA executive committee meeting, which is totally baseless. In democracy, everyone has right to support any candidate and I respect their opinion.

Currently, this bold step taken by Malik Amir Dogar is being appreciated by football lovers across the country with a hope that a possible change at the top may lead to a brighter future and better change in the game,” he added. Sardar said next week, Malik Amir Dogar will address a press conference to announce his manifesto.

Published in The Nation, 20 November 2018