Pakistan women’s team to compete in six-nation football event in KSA

Pakistan women’s team to compete in six-nation football event in KSA, Fresh on the heels of seeing their captain Maria Khan snapped up by Saudi Arabian side Eastern dears, the other members of Pakistan’s women’s football platoon will get a chance to showcase their chops when the side takes part in a six-nation event in the Kingdom coming month.

Maria joined Eastern Dears as the club’s first foreign accession of the forthcoming Saudi Women’s Premier League season before this month, having impressed during Pakistan’s last visit to Saudi Arabia for a four-nation event in January when they finished runners-up.

Now, her Pakistan platoon-mates have a chance to get noticed after the Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee on Monday verified the platoon’s participation in the six-nation event from Sept 18 to 30, which features the hosts, Lebanon, Laos, Malaysia, and Bhutan.

“ A training camp to prepare the platoon will soon be blazoned, ” the PFF NC said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia has increased its investments in the sport and has made significant strides in uplifting the women’s game. They include the establishment of the Women’s Premier League, and Women’s First Division League, and the development of colorful public brigades.

“ When it comes to women’s football in Saudi Arabia, we’re breaking records, ” Saudi Arabian Football Federation’s first-ever womanish vice-president Lamia Bahian said last week at FIFA’s Women’s Football Convention in Sydney, on the dusk of the Women’s World Cup final.

“ Each step we take is a major one, breaking down walls and forging a new period for women’s football on our terms. While we may be at a different stage in our football trip, we’re happy and proud of our everyday progress. ”

In discrepancy, women’s football in Pakistan remains in the doldrums domestically. Despite the attention paid to the public platoon, there have been no domestic competitions for women since the public women’s crown was suspended in 2021 after the FIFA- appointed NC was forced out of office after a preemption of the PFF headquarters.

It saw Pakistan endure a 15-month FIFA suspense until the NC was restored and the public women’s platoon was the first to take to the pitch at the SAFF Women’s Championship once the ban was lifted in June last time.

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