Friday, February 09, 2007

Ex-skippers praise Pakistan's win over Singapore

Former national skippers have hailed the Pakistan U-23 football team’s performance in beating Singapore in an Olympic preliminary qualifying round match and said it was the result of the tangible steps taking by Pakistan Football Federation in recent years for the revival of the game. "The way Pakistan showed stubborn display against formidable Singapore is unforgettable considering the fact that Pakistan’s last win in a similar event was way back in 1963 when Pakistan defeated Iran 1-0 at Lahore,“ Ghulam Rabbani, captain of the Pakistan team which played against Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1961 told APP. “PFF President has announced a cash incentive which aims at rewarding players for their achievements,“ he said adding, “such incentives will generate new spirit in players”.

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