Former Pakistan footballer Ali Nawaz passes away [Geo Super]

Former Pakistan footballer Ali Nawaz passes away [Geo Super]

by Jaffar Hussain

KARACHI: Former Pakistan football captain Ali Nawaz Baloch passed away in Karachi on Friday.

The Lyari-born was unwell after suffering a brain hemorrhage, last week. His funeral prayers will be offered at the KMC Stadium in Karachi, today.

Nawaz, who played as a striker, represented Pakistan in many international matches over the course of his career.

Besides representing Pakistan from 1974 to 1977, Ali Nawaz played professional football for the Emirates FC in Abu Dhabi for five years.

The former striker also holds the unique feat of scoring a triple hat-trick while playing for Dacca Mohammadans.

He also served as a coach in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for five years.

It must be noted that the footballer was also a 1996 President’s Pride of Performance recipient.

Beginning in 1986, Nawaz remained the vice-president of the Pakistan Football Federation for 16 years.

He also served as the member of AFC Expert Committee from 1990-1993.

Nawaz received the AFC Distinguished Service Award in 2013, which was presented by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and AFC President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. 

Published on Geo Super, 28 October 2022