Muhammad Asif Khan
KARACHI: Irked with Pakistan national team’s dismal performance against the home team in Kabul, the Secretary of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), Ahmedyar Lodhi hinted to carry out a major operation cleanup in the Pakistan football setup. “The [Pakistan] team failed to appear as a professional unit and it could not be justified. From the basics such as dribbling, passing and tackling to the overall coordination amongst the players, everything was way below par.”, said Ahmedyar Lodhi while talking to this correspondent for News One TV.
On Tuesday, in the first match played in Kabul after 1976 the home team comprehensively beat Pakistan with a 3-0 margin.
The secretary PFF further said that Pakistan suffered a blow before the encounter as a few foreign players failed to join the team, however added that the it was a failure on the part of overall strategy, for which, he said, major ‘surgery’ needs to be done.
“It seems a coaching failure. We will look for a better coach to draft a better strategy. Every appropriate measure will be adopted after a thorough analysis. It needs a major surgery”, concludes Ahmedyar Lodhi.