AFC training and festival fortnight in Islamabad

The Asian Football Confederation will start two-week-long training programs and activities on Friday afternoon in Islamabad, Pakistan. The course includes a 13-day coaching course starting from Friday, a referee's course from 18-20 April and the AFC Under-14 youth festival from 22-26. April. Five countries including host Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan will participate in the activities, Xinhua newsagency reported.

Pakistan Football Federation Secretary General Arshad Khan Lodhi has assured Punjab Football Association President Muhammad Arshad Khan Lodhi and District Football Association President Mian Mubeen Razzaq that the PFF has taken effective age-verification procedures to eradicate players using fake-documents at the U14 Football Festival, The Pakistan Tribune reported.