Lahore: Pakistan will face arch rival India in the finals of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under-16 Championship to be played today (August 10, 2011) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Earlier, Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 2-0 in the semifinal of the event.
As many as five footballers of the first batch of WAPDA Endowment Fund for Sports (WEFS) – a scheme for under-14 boys – are part of the Pakistan squad. They are Muhammad Bilal (top scorer of the championship so far), Tanzeel Ashfaq, Mudassar Iqbal, Rashid Noor and Syed Hassan Mujtaba.
WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani has congratulated them on their splendid performance and conveyed best wishes to bring laurels to the nation.
It is pertinent to mention that WAPDA Endowment Fund for Sports was formally launched in March 2010 with a view to elevating standard of sports in Pakistan. Besides imparting training and coaching to the selected players in 9 disciplines of sports, Rs. 5000/- monthly scholarship for extra diet and education is given to each trainee. Medical facility at respective WAPDA Hospital and transport facility (pick and drop for training venues) are also provided to the selected youngsters under the scheme.
For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293