ISLAMABAD: Former French and Chelsea play Anelka met the new President of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Syed Ashfaq Shah to reinforce the development of the 20 point agenda to uplift football. The aspiration of millions of football fanatics in Pakistan is now about making their dreams become a reality and not only to witness world-class players arriving in Pakistan with exhibition matches but to inject new lifeline into football offering real tangible outcomes for Pakistan.
Nicolas Anelka said, “My participation is to help boost football in Pakistan and having embraced Islam I have a special connection with Pakistan. I have forged a special relationship with World Soccer Stars tour. I am confident of this tour being one of its kind on 26-29 April 2019 in Karachi and Lahore so look forward to exciting my fans in Pakistan”.
Syed Ashfaq Shah, the President of PFF said: “I welcome Nicolas Anelka to Pakistan and really look forward to his input to help us develop a sustainable way forward offering Pakistan realistic goals”.
Robert Head of TSG-World Soccer Stars said: “I am delighted to discuss the real development needs for football and unearth a realistic football grass-roots structure for PFF. I am committed to sustainable growth in football and really impressed with the appetite football has in the market”.
Ahmer Kunwar of TSG-World Soccer Stars said: “our vision hails from a top-down and bottom-up approach to drive appropriate structures across core levels of football in Pakistan. Anelka’s visit is to discuss a deep-dive discussion with PFF on supporting the domestic league structure and the presence of Anelka reinforces our intent who has taken time out before the tour to discuss structured gateway to European football for Pakistani players”.
Anelka’s visit in Islamabad will end amongst football fans at Centaurus Mall where he will be revealed to football fanatics in the capital city to energise, motivate, inspire and help grow confidence in football through World Soccer Stars tour in Pakistan.