Bringing in players abroad could be part of the League’s work plan, as a series of players from Ghayas Zahid (APOEL) to Adil Nabi (Peterborough United) could play for Pak Shaheens this year.
Another predicament that has reduced the chances of Pakistan in the past is the absence of a coach who can build a team that can win. Zaviša Milosavljević is considered to be able to provide reasonable answers during his reign from 2011 to 2013 but the Serbian coach was dismissed before the penultimate match at the 2013 SAFF Cup tournament.
Bahrain’s successor Mohammad Al-Shamlan caught the attention of Pakistan’s decision to refuse to call on foreign talents and instead opted to launch a World Championship built mostly on players. U22 lacks cohesion and experience to win. Shamlan’s philosophy made Pakistan pay the price of a World Cup qualifier against Yemen and only highlighted the notion that without the vision in the dressing room, The Shaheens would not be able to take off.
Considering the things that have begun to take shape, the national team will at least not play next month and the federation has announced the Challenge Cup tournament to restore the teams in the beginning of May. now on. But with the fasting month of Ramadan and the FIFA World Cup shortly thereafter, there will be only a short break before the teams head to the Olympic Games in Indonesia and even shorter before the SAFF Championship takes place.
A long training camp seems to be a reasonable solution, but even then the Football Federation of this country must set a plan towards a bigger goal; FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Qatar 2022 – which will go along with the Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers for them towards the 2018/19 season – begin next year and highlight the opportunity to revive the Pakistani football federation, but who haven’t seen Pak Shaheens win a World Cup qualifying match despite their efforts since 1990.