The ongoing problems at the Pakistan Football Federation mean that the national team may not be competing in international tournaments any time soon but national champions K-Electric (KE) will be representing the country at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup qualifiers in Bhutan from August 9.
K-Electric’s newly-hired England-based coach Majid Shafiq and players Irfan Khan and Shani Abbasi reached Karachi on Friday to join the camp which will begin here at the Steel Mills ground on Saturday.
Pakistan’s midfielder Saddam Hussain also feels that. “It’s absolutely necessary to raise the league standard,” Saddam told ‘The News’ in an interview here on Friday.
K-Electric officially lifted the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) trophy after playing out a 1-1 draw with defending champions KRL at the KPT Stadium on Wednesday.