Pakistani players and the world of football

02:10 PM | 31 Jan, 2023
Pakistani players and the world of football
Source: IRNA

The world of football is a very complicated one. Wherever you go, one thing that I have particularly observed regarding football paths for young players is that these are very unclear and confusing. Very often aspiring players are at a loss at finding the right direction. They are clueless about how to begin their soccer careers and advance from one step to the next. Very few academies or clubs provide holistic development for young players. Either they are very commercialized or not professional enough. I believe soccer is so much more than just a game and that is how it must be treated. Throughout the years of my experience, I have discovered many broken and unprofessional football systems.

One of the most challenging and interesting scenarios is certainly that of Pakistan. The country is brimming with talent and needs to be channelled in the right direction. Pakistan is a country of more than 225.2 million people. Around 6 million kids play football. The country has a lot of potential and many natural street players. Lyari in Karachi, for example, boasts of a lot of football talent and when the skill is nurtured in the right hands you can produce legendary players. Take the example of cricket in Pakistan. The country has been the world champion and given the world some world-class players, only because due attention was given to it. In football also there is no dearth of talent. The need of the hour is to allow young talent to develop and realize their full potential.

Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is making a lot of effort to help aspiring players at a grassroots level and the effort is translating into positive outcomes. The women's team recently won a match against Maldives and now hopes are running high. Currently, there are many professional young coaches who are playing their part and taking the young players in the right direction. Adeel Rizki has good experience and is quite enthusiastic to groom young talent and take them to the next level. Knowing about his training methods left us with a feeling of trust that football in Pakistan is indeed in good hands. Another name worth mentioning is the young coach, Walid Javaid. He believes the human mind is the most powerful tool and uses it to further his learning. With such positive mindsets and encouraging guiding forces the future looks promising enough and the football market is worth investing in.

 In the past, we have had plenty of coaches from Pakistan approach us in Dubai who wanted to expand their careers further. They had the technical know-how and were keen to excel in the field. Now we are bringing TFA to Pakistan. We believe the time is right and the market is perfect for us to venture in because it is growing and represents numerous opportunities.

We, at TFA-EPC(Elite Performance Centre), have years of experience that can help young players find a way forward. Since football is the most popular sport in the world, those with talent must be given opportunities to develop and shine. We want to give players with exceptional qualities the opportunity to come forward and climb their way to the top. If you have the talent, then you deserve to be at the top and we can help you get there.

The writer is a technical director at The Football Academy (TFA) EPC.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 21, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25 
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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