FIFA officer visits Pakistan to check quake relief

FIFA Goal Project development officer, Vernon Manilal Fernando, is visiting Lahore for discussions with Pakistan Football Federation president Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat at Football House, on Ferozpur Road, whose foundation-stone was laid by Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam on 8 January 2004. A former president of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka and now a vice president of the AFC, Manilal will review five football-related projects in areas badly hit in last year’s earthquake. FIFA and AFC are providing US$ 7,00,000 for football-related facilities in the areas affected by the 8 October earthquake; FIFA contributing US$5,00,000 and AFC US$2,00,000. Faisal had already talked to FIFA President Sepp Blatter on this matter during 56th FIFA congress on 7 and 8 June at Munich and was assured of full FIFA cooperation to help rehabilitation work.