Former English footballer, Michael Owen, has reached Pakistan to meet PM Imran Khan and discuss the promotion of football in Pakistan. Owen is also expected to meet Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on his three-day visit to Pakistan.
In his meeting with PM Imran Khan, the Michael Owen will discuss the roadmap to develop football in Pakistan. During the meeting, Special Assistant to PM Khan, Usman Dar will also be present.
His tour to Pakistan is in collaboration with the Global Soccer Venture which recently kick-started a campaign to explore and harness the potential football players in Pakistan under the current government’s Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive.
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مائیکل اوین صدر پاکستان، ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کی جانب سے دئیے گئے عشائیے میں شرکت کریں گے
مائیکل اوین جی ایس وی کی جانب سے پاکستان میں فٹبال کی بحالی کے پروگرام کا خاکہ پیش کرنے کے علاوہ کراچی میں پہلے ساکر سٹی کا سنگ بنیاد رکھیں گے۔
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Michael Owen will also attend the groundbreaking of Pakistan’s first-ever soccer city in the NED University, Karachi. He will also reveal the images of the soccer city to the world during the press conference at NED University.
“I am excited to be at the helm of Pakistan’s largest football transformation program and delighted to be discharged with the responsibility to take football to a whole new level in Pakistan,” Michael Owen stated earlier.
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According to the CEO GSV, Zabe Khan, the future of Pakistan’s football seems promising with England’s ace footballer, Michael Owen at the helm of building and thriving the sports infrastructure.
“There is not much to say when England’s pride and joy takes the helm of efforts to revive football in Pakistan,” Zabe Khan, CEO of GSV said.
“It is a great honor for Pakistan to welcome Michael Owen to a country which needs a professional direction with football. All I can say is exciting times with football lie ahead,” asserted Yasir Mahmood, Group Chairman of GSV.
Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar will lead the talent hunt in Pakistan for 12 super footballers for Global Soccer Ventures NexGen Soccer Trials. The trials will be held in 10 cities at 11 venues across Pakistan. According to the statement released, the trials will offer a life-changing career through professional football contracts in Ireland.