KARACHI: Pakistan’s four-match bilateral football series against Palestine has become a priority after the team’s defeat to Malaysia in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers, according to Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Secretary Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi.
“It’s very important for our team to do well in this series now that we have one more Olympic qualifier on March 9 against Malaysia,” Lodhi told The Express Tribune. “Our players received red and yellow cards mainly because they didn’t have the temperament to play in front of a large crowd. But now that we’re holding the series with Palestine, we’re expecting large crowds and we want our players to get comfortable with the idea of playing in front of big crowds.”
Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2011.