Pakistani Women Footballers Eye Place In Kathmandu-bound Squad

WNT camp in full swing as 36 women stars eye place in Kathmandu-bound squad.

As many as 36 women stars are vying for a place in the Pakistan women’s national team (WNT) squad for the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship, to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from September 7, 2022.

The camp is in full swing in Lahore with the selected 36 footballers picked after initial trials carried out by the PFF in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Pakistan has been placed in Group A alongside India, Bangladesh and Maldives. Hosts Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan are placed in group B. Pakistan’s first match will be against India on the opening day.

The top two teams from each group will proceed to play the semi-finals on August 16. The final of the SAFF Women’s Championship will be played on September 19.

Haroon Malik, chairman of the FIFA-appointed PFF Normalization Committee, has expressed hope that the resumption of national teams will energize the Pakistan football community.

“There is determination to give players their due respect as well as the best-possible facilities in order for them to start excelling,” said Malik.

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