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Shoaib Akhtar to lead talent hunt for footballers for PM Khan’s sports drive

Shoaib Akhtar will be leading a drive to promote the sports of soccer in Pakistan. 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.

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Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has started off a talent hunt in Pakistan for 12 super footballers for Global Soccer Ventures NexGen Soccer Trials and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Kamyab Jawan sports drive.

Shoaib Akhtar will be leading a drive to promote the sports of soccer in Pakistan. 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.

The tour will also include four masterclasses in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, and Islamabad to develop local football coaching expertise to European standards under St.Patrick’s Football Club development program in Ireland.

Nearly 15-20 coaches have been selected for coaching classes. The coaches will be taught how to improve their coaching methods and transfer skills to the players. They are expected to become the certified train-the-trainers in Pakistan leaving a sustainable roll-out under Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive.

Shoaib Akhtar promises to promote football 

Shoaib Akhtar said, “I will do everything in my sphere of influence to ensure football is no longer neglected in Pakistan. It has been like an orphan since the 1950s, homeless and kicked around by various bandits. I will make sure football resurfaces professionally and ethically for the benefit of Pakistani players.”

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“The revival of sports is the top priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan. I welcome GSV in their efforts for reviving football in Pakistan. PM’s Kamyab Jawan Program together with GSV will ensure that through football talent hunt we will produce the next football heroes who will represent Pakistan nationally and internationally,” said SAPM Usman Dar in a press conference here on Monday.

Dar said that he has given special attention to the game because his son also dreams to become a world-class footballer. He informed that 20 students will be taken to Ireland and a total of 5000 pounds will be spent on the development of each player. “We want the sportspersons of Pakistan to get a platform and we want sports to get an economic status. We are also bringing in sports scholarships,” he said.