Pakistani Footballers to Get Trained by Manchester United

Zong_Manchester_UnitedAs we reported earlier, Zong has entered into three year deal with Manchester United, and now according to Dawn, part of this arrangement will see 32 footballers from all over Pakistan to be trained by Manchester United players under the guidance of their coaches including Sir Alex Ferguson.

Country wide trials will be held from next year to select the best players between the ages of 10 and 18 who will receive training by Manchester United players and coaches.

However, it remains unlikely that any of the club’s staff and coaches would visit Pakistan because of the security situation in the country.

While speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Rizwan Akhter, the Director of Advertising at Promotion at Zong said:

“Seeing the popularity of football among youngsters in Pakistan, Zong has entered into a three-year contract with Manchester United. It is hoped that this one of a kind partnership will lead to prosperity, growth and triumph for the sport here.”

“Though we are focusing on the grassroots level for now, it is hoped that along with the inspiration gained from learning more about the famous English club with such an interesting history will come improvement in football grounds and academies here.”

He further said that the deal would allow Zong to look at the workings of the club. And by noting the positives about how one of the biggest clubs in the world is run, changes could be made to the footballing infrastructure in Pakistan.

The partnership already makes Zong the official telecom partner of Manchester United in Pakistan as well as providing the rights to exclusive interviews, news and footage of behind-the-scenes activities.

Manchester United have an estimated 10 million fans across Pakistan and this deal will further endear Zong to the clubs fans, footballing enthusiasts as well as inspire younger players to take up football as a sport.

Talal is a Director and the Chief Content Officer at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]


  • Even though I work at Mobilink, I think this is AWESOME! job well done. Finally Pakistan getting some good publicity/opportunity!

    • now to compete zong, mobilink should bring barcelona in and so ufone should bring ac milan in all help full for pakistan.

  • here ZONG have gone partnership,,,, and Manchester United suffered the most disgraceul defeat against Manchester City. What a BAD OMEN for Manchester United, CH CH CH,,,,, ZONG’s bad reputation over shadowed even Manchester United performance

  • No one can even imagine how big news is that for football fans. Zong awesome job, i really appriciate it. And may be may be in next 3 years our country’s security get strong and they visit pak, just imagine, manu in pak. Wao…

    • Yeah – our security is gonna get better and people are gonna come and vist us for tourism and sports events. Then we all wkeup and realise we are still a failed state.

        • i agree with farrukh…. @Ivarbiggun you need to hit your own country or planet because we sure don’t need your VIEW POINT… @admin… you need to look into this guy as i have seen only negative comments from this one on every thing he has so far commented.. i think he is here to divert the incoming traffic discussion to negativity.

  • A great marketing initiative by Zong. A move which is in sync with their strategy of connecting with the youth of Pakistan. Refreshing to see Zong come up with this campaign.

    P.S The AD also rejuvenating, unlike the idiotic and nonsensical advertisements being run other telecos

  • zong the greatest connecting connection in pakistan has done a great job so iam happy and Iam willing to go

  • please iam the footballer please give me one chance i will prove i am player you grea zong

  • I am 17 years old so i would like to show you my football skills in your trial camp and i am midfielder in my team. please contact me on this number: 00923323944473

  • guys PLZ select me, i live in Saudi Arabia nd may come to PAK if they select me but i must include that i play for the casual tournaments here nd i just need 1 chance nd ill prove that im capable of goin to Manchester utd. PLZ HELP!!!


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