Balochistan Emerging Player Series: Unearthing The Raw Talent In Football
Umer Jamshaid 7 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 11:35 AM
Jadid Khan In Chaman, Balochistan, every open patch of grass or concrete yard is a potential field of dreams where aspiring football players play to serve their passion
Chaman (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th March, 2019) Jadid Khan: In Chaman, Balochistan, every open patch of grass or concrete yard is a potential field of dreams where aspiring football players play to serve their passion.
30-years old Jadid Khan belongs to the same group,daring to conquer his passion, come what may.Jadidwho plays for Afghan FC Chaman and is a talented striker and his favourite player is the brilliant Neymar. He wishes to emulate his football hero who rose from the streets of São Paulo, Brazil, to become one of the best players in the world. Playing non-stop for the last 20 years, what Jadid awaits is an opportunity. The budding footballer idealises football greats like Ronaldo and Neymar, who also started in the dirt lots of their poor neighbourhoods. Ufone recognizes Jadid and many like him. With an aim to revolutionize football in the country and reinforce the passionate youthat the grassroots with the power of sportsmanship, Ufone organizes a football tournament in Balochistan every year. The tournament is a platform for the budding young footballers to hone their skills and passion for the game, while competing with the best.
The country most passionate about cricket, now seems to be gradually inclining towards football, especially after the FIFA World Cup. Playing at a time when Pakistan’s football has almost no following in the country, who knows if the likes of Jadid end up becoming the torchbearers of Pakistan football, given the right support and opportunities – Ufone is determined to give Pakistan its own football heroes. Our goal as a nation is to facilitate these upcoming players and equip them with necessary life skills, while enhancing their fitness, providing proper coaching, and developing their self-confidence to represent Pakistan nationally and internationally. Ufone realizes the need for this, to revive football in Pakistan, while recognizing these aspiring footballers and their passion to play. The Ufone footballtournament encourages talented players through grass roots initiatives while providing them a path for their professional career development.The third edition of the tournament this year witnessed a participation of over 720 young footballers – all dreaming to play for the country one day – Ufone believes many will!