Former England ace striker Michael Owen is due to arrive today in Islamabad to brief Prime Minister Imran Khan on a roadmap to develop football in Pakistan.
The former Liverpool international’s tour is ex-pected to trigger a fresh life in football in coordina-tion with the Global Soccer Ventures (GSV).
Michael will meet PM Imran Khan and his Spe-cial Assistant Usman Dar to outline GSV’s football transformation programme for Pakistan.
He will attend a meet and greet session with the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and con-clude his Islamabad visit at a high-profile presiden-tial reception hosted by President Arif Alvi.
In Karachi, on 26 January, Michael Owen will attend a press conference at NED University to offi-cially hold a groundbreaking ceremony and release images to the world of Pakistan’s first-ever Soccer City.
Michael Owen said, “I am really excited to be at the helm of Pakistan’s largest football transforma-tion programme and delighted to be discharged with the responsibility to take football to a whole new level in Pakistan”.
Zabe Khan CEO of GSV said, “There is not much to say when England’s pride and joy takes the top job to revive football in Pakistan. Michael has been a very loyal servant to Liverpool and his com-mitment and loyalty to making Pakistan a successful football nation seems relentless”.