Peshawar’s Ali to referee in AFC U19 C’ship

Peshawar’s Ali to referee in AFC U19 C’ship

AFC Elite Assistant Referee Mohammad Ali of Peshawar became the first referee from Pakistan to get selected to officiate in the final round of the AFC U-19 Football Championship which is set to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in October this year.

The tournament will strengthen 36-year-old Ali’s chances to participate in the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.

“I am very happy about the achievement,” said Ali. “However, I wouldn’t have been here without the Pakistan Football Federation’s help.

“I also want to thank the Professional Referees Association of Pakistan for helping me become who I am today,” Ali said in a press release from the Pakistan Football Federation’s social media pages.

Ali is the director of the sports department at the Khyber Medical College in Peshawar.