I wish Imran Khan succeeds in governing Pakistan: Luis Figo

Published: January 10, 2019
Kaka, Figo are on a 2019 World Soccer Stars promotional tour. PHOTO: TWITTER/ GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

Kaka, Figo are on a 2019 World Soccer Stars promotional tour. PHOTO: TWITTER/ GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

KARACHI: Football legends Luis Figo and Ricardo Kaka arrived in Karachi on Thursday to officially kick off World Soccer Stars 2019 in Pakistan.

The World Soccer Stars 2019 will see two Kaka and Figo-led sides play matches in Karachi and Lahore from April 26 and 29.




Speaking at a ceremony, Portugal midfield maestro Figo said that Pakistan was very different from what appeared in the news.

“The people here have great passion for football. This is my first time in the country. Whenever I heard about Pakistan, it seemed like a distant place. My impression about Pakistan was mostly from the news. Pakistan is a very different country from what it is in the news. I see a country that loves football, cares for people and will take back a very good image of Pakistan,” Figo remarked.




Talking about his one-day visit, Portuguese football maestro said his visit was all about promoting football in the country. He had received a great welcome in Pakistan and people here loved the sport.
Responding to a question about Pakistan having a sportsman as its prime minister, Figo said Imran Khan had been the most famous cricketer. “I wish he succeeds in governing the country like he succeeded in sports”, Figo added.



The soccer star said he had heard good things about Ronaldinho’s visit to Pakistan that happened in 2017.

Pakistan needed a combination of government support, federation, coaches, facilities and above all competition for the development of football in the country.

He said he was thankful to all his fans who came to see and welcome him in Karachi and Lahore.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Laila
    Jan 10, 2019 - 8:13PM

    Welcome, gentlemen. Enjoy your stay and hope you inspire more youngsters to enter football. Trully a sport that unites all kinds of people internationally from all backgrounds and nationalities. Recommend

  • tatvavetta
    Jan 11, 2019 - 12:25PM

    The whole world has perception that Pakistan is not governed. There is internal instability in Pakistan. Pakistan is responsible for instability in neighboring countries. Pakistan want negotiations with Taliban on its own terms. Pakistan is a enigma for the whole world.Recommend

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