Balochistan Mini Brazil for football: Kaleemullah
World-fame footballer Kaleemullah Khan talking to Quetta Voice: Photo Quetta Voice

Balochistan Mini Brazil for football: Kaleemullah

Sports Reporter :

QUETTA: World-fame footballer, Kaleemullah Khan on Saturday termed Balochistan as mini-Brazil for football. “Our teams are not less than any foreign football team”, Mr. Khan told Quetta Voice in an exclusive interview at the inauguration ceremony of the futsal club.

The world-fame footballer stated that there was no dearth of good players in Balochistan. “This is all about facilities and opportunities”, Mr. Khan said. He said the football clubs of Chaman and Noshki can play both on national and international levels.

He said there were no proper football grounds in the province to promote these sports here. The government needs to launch construction of football grounds on a war-footing basis to promote football and support local players here.

Kaleemullah appreciates the present government’s initiatives to promote sportsĀ 

He, however, appreciated the present provincial government’s efforts for the promotion of all sports including football. “Our players need to be supported and encouraged”, Kaleemullah said.

Kaleemullah belongs to Chaman, Pakistan’s bordering city with neighboring Afghanistan. He started his career as a football player from Chaman and currently plays in the United States and Turkey.

“For football, grounds and academies are important”, Mr. Khan stated.

Football is a very famous game in Balochistan. Especially, it is popular in Chaman, Turbat, and other parts of Balochistan. A few days back, football spectators have seen climbing on the football ground’s wall to witness the match.

“Promotion of football in Balochistan is my dream”, he said. “I have already earned a good name for Pakistan”, he added.

Balochistan Mini Brazil for football: Kaleemullah


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