Former footballer, Michael Owen has signed a three-year deal to become the brand ambassador of the Pakistan Football League. The exciting announcement was made in a media statement released by Global Soccer Ventures.
“Owen will take the reins of Pakistan football to help devise a strategic partnership program by uniting the nation with the might of football in England. Owen will reveal the PFL logo from the home of football in England in October,” the statement reads.
The statement further informed that the English footballer will be visiting Pakistan to conduct a series of football masterclasses and the unveiling of the PFL logo.
Owen is expected to open international opportunities for budding Pakistani footballers and will allow them to adapt to the modern form of the game.
Salam Pakistan! I'm absolutely delighted to announce that I'm the new Pakistan Football League (The PFL) Ambassador & I hope to be visiting Pakistan soon!
Hope you all are ready! FOOTBALL HOGA! #PakistanFootballLeague #MichaelOwen #FootballHoga
— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) September 24, 2021
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Michael Owen to visit Pakistan soon
“Pakistan’s football potential is huge and I am excited about identifying untapped talent in a nation of 220 million. I am looking to cross-promote and develop football between UK and Pakistan through the first-ever franchise model league — The PFL,” the media release quoted Owen as saying.
Owen also shared this news with the global fan base on his official Twitter account. “Salam Pakistan! I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I’m the new Pakistan Football League (The PFL) Ambassador & I hope to be visiting Pakistan soon! Hope you all are ready! FOOTBALL HOGA!” Owen tweeted.
As per the media release, Owen was the “crown jewel of Liverpool”. He had won the Ballon d’Or in 2001.
“Pele hailed Owen as one of the world’s greatest living players in the current era. With his wealth of experience, Owen has embarked on a journey to uncover a new crop of talent and form priceless partnerships to create a player franchise gateway program,” the media release stated.
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Owen started his career with Liverpool FC and was later hailed as their leading goal scorer until 1997. In 2009, he joined Manchester United. He later joined Stoke City from where he retired at the end of season 2012/13.