KARACHI: Finally some good news for football fans in Pakistan. Eight top footballers from around the world including Brazilian legend Ronaldinho are arriving in Pakistan on Saturday for two exhibition matches.
The group of players named as “Ronaldinho and friends” will play with a group of Pakistani players for two seven a side matches in the country, scheduled to be held on Saturday in Karachi and Sunday in Lahore.
The “Ronaldinho and Friends” lineup includes Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Ronaldinho, Robert Pires, Luis Boa Morte, David James, George Boateng and Ryan Giggs.
Pakistani players in action with them will be Kaleemullah, Saddam Hussain, Saadullah, Yousuf Butt, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Essa, Ghulam Rasool and star of street child football team Mohammad Razzik.
“It is a great honour to see this initiative coming to life. It is a great time for Pakistan as a nation to be hosting players of this stature in the country, said President of World Group Shahzeb Trunkwala.
According to sources, the players will arrive in Islamabad on a special flight and following their arrival, the Chief of Army Starf General Qamar Javed Bajwa will host a reception in honour of visiting footballers.
The sources further added that security to these visiting legend footballers will be provided by the Pakistan Army.