JAFA Academy players receive football gear from DMC South [Dawn]

JAFA Academy players receive football gear from DMC South [Dawn]

KARACHI: Sports academies play a key role in the development of any sport and Lyari is called the nursery of football in Pakistan which has produced many top players who made the country proud and famous at the international and national level.

This was stated by Deputy Commissioner and Administrator South Irshad Ali Sodhar while addressing a function at Kakri Ground Lyari where football equipment was handed over by DMC South to the players of JAFA Soccer Academy under the supervision of former Pakistan international footballer Javed Arab.

DC South added further said that athletes all over the world are trained on physical and technical aspects of sports from the grassroots level in the academies which significantly improve their performance in international events. “Our players have tremendous talent and God gifted abilities to excel in sports.. There is a need for the government as well as the private sector to take steps to ensure the provision of sports infrastructure to the players so that they could showcase their talents to the fullest.

Also present on the occasion were Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Environmental Commission member Tehmina Asif, Sindh Olympic Association Secretary Ahmed Ali Rajput, Vice Chairman Asif Azeem, Karachi Basketball Association President Ghulam Mohammad Khan and Mohammad Nasir of Karachi Sports Foundation.

“DMC South will continue to provide full support to the trainees at the JAFA Soccer Academy which has taken an important step by setting up the from the grass root level which will give a new impetus to the game of football in Pakistan in the times to come. The establishment of the academy will be very helpful in grooming young players,” said DC South. On the occasion, JAFA Academy chief coach Javed Arab thanked for his special patronage to the academy.

Published in Dawn, December 24th, 2020