Pakistan’s first female footballer to make her debut in English Premier League


KARACHI (Web Desk) – Almira Rafeeque will be looking to become the first Pakistan female footballer to make her debut in the English Premier League.

Almira will take part in the trials for Tottenham Hotspurs on Tuesday, reported Express Tribune.

The 20-year-old UK-based athlete represented Pakistan for the first time at the South Asian Football Women’s Championship last year.

She has won the national women’s championship twice; first with Young Rising Stars in 2013 and then with Balochistan United FC the following year.

Almira, who is still surprised at the turn in her footballing career, is thankful to Shehneela Ahmed — the first Asian women to become an FA-approved agent — for this opportunity and the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF).

“I’m still surprised this opportunity has come my way,” Almira told The Express Tribune. “It’s been a life-long dream of mine to become a professional footballer and I’m grateful to the PFF for putting faith in me after I represented the national team, and for getting me in touch with Shehneela.”


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