Wednesday, April 11, 2018
KARACHI: Pakistan will host SAFF Football Championship 2020, an official of the Pakistan Football Federation confirmed to geo.tv on Wednesday.
It appears that with the restoration of Pakistan Football Federation’s membership by the FIFA, the doors for international football tournaments in Pakistan have also opened as the South Asian Football Federation has allowed Pakistan to host three regional tournaments between 2019 and 2021.
“The Congress meeting of South Asian Football Federation has approved Pakistan as host of South Asian Football Championship in 2020,” said the PFF official.
“Pakistan will also host South Asian under 15 championship in 2019 and U19 girls’ championship in 2021,” the official added. PFF’s president Faisal Saleh Hayat has hailed the decision saying that it is a big success of PFF following its restoration by the FIFA.
“The struggling period of Pakistan Football is over now,” Hayyat said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Khadim Ali Shah has been elected as vice president of South Asian Football Federation for next four years.