FIFA backs four Football Houses in Pakistan

The world football body FIFA will continue its support to Pakistan and more football houses will be built to promote the football activities at massive scale, FIFA's Goal Project Development Officer for Asia Vernon Manilal Fernando told APP. Manilal, who is also one of the Vice Presidents of Asian Football Confederation, said he was impressed to see a superb football house built in Lahore and hoped that the Karachi's consultants, contractors will also show their ability in constructing a fine Football House. "Karachi project (football house) will be comprised 60-bed hostel, a library, audio video centre, gymnasium, and a training field. Pakistan is the only the country in the world that has been allotted four Goal Projects because of its growth in football," he said.

According to Pakistan Football Federation's Faisal Saleh Hayat football houses will also be built in Peshawar and Quetta. "It is just beginning of a journey and if similar efforts are continued without any self interest no matter Pakistan will emerge as a big football force in Asia in coming years," he added.