LAHORE: According to Leisure Leagues Pakistan (LLP) the latest football star to visit Pakistan is Luis Boa Morte – the former Portugal’s player. Leisure Leagues Pakistan is a nationwide initiative to bring football to Pakistan.
Morte, will be visiting in July to play a charity game with Pakistan youngsters. He has played for major clubs like Fulham, West Ham and Arsenal, and will be accompanied by the previously announced football stars – Ronaldinho, David James and Nicolas Anelka.
Commenting on his visit Morte said:
- “I’ve never been to the country so I’m looking forward to be a part of the family.”
- “I’m excited to come to Pakistan.”
- “There are ways to make football big in Pakistan.”
- Asked his fans, “Are you ready for football?”
Mr. Mehmood Trunkwala, chairman of the World Group and LLP, while talking to the media said:
“We want to revive sports activities in Pakistan, and Balochistan specially has enormous football talent but the right platform is non-existent. We want the youth of Balochistan to register with the LLP, a name that guarantees that they will get to play football without any hardships.”
“Football is a tremendously popular sport in Pakistan and LLP will encourage development at masses level. This league will provide a much-needed platform for young talent in Pakistan to be trained by international coaches and acquire the skills necessary to play football at an international level”.
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