Reigning Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) champions K-Electric (KE) will have to do without their head coach Majid Shafiq after the latter decided to part ways with the team.
K-Electric’s newly hired coach Majid Shafiq on Monday said he was hopeful that his side would give good news to Pakistan in the 2016 AFC Cup play-off qualifiers Group A which will be hosted by Bhutan from August 9-15.
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.
Mohammad Shamlan on Thursday announced that he had quit as Pakistan football team coach after the expiry of his contract and signed a one-year deal with Bahrain’s Riffa Sports Club.
When K-Electric (KE) make their first appearance in an international competition next month, Majid Shafiq will be providing all the technical, tactical and strategic know-how from the dugout.
Pakistan Premier Football League champions K-Electric strengthened their line-up ahead of the 2016 AFC Cup play-off qualifiers when they hired two England-based players and a coach of Pakistani origin.
Pakistan football team’s assistant coach Hassan Baloch on Friday said that the confidence level of the players was not good during the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship Group B qualifiers.
Despite having failed to secure international friendlies, Pakistan football team coach Mohammad Shamlan on Wednesday said his charges would give tough time to their strong rivals in the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship Qualifiers