Women Football Superstar, Shahlyla Ahmadzai Passes Away


KARACHI: Pakistan striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch passed away in a car accident late on Wednesday night in Karachi.

Baloch was sitting in the passenger seat when the accident occurred in Karachi’s DHA Phase VIII area, her family confirmed

“It is true that she passed away,” a family member said.

The family member further added that “she was travelling in the passenger seat, and the car slid.”

Baloch, 20, was one of the finest strikers for Pakistan women’s football team. She represented the country at the South Asian Football Federation Women Football Championship 2014  in Islamabad, which was the last international event that Pakistan women’s team competed in.

Earlier, Baloch became the first Pakistani woman to score a hat-trick abroad during her stint in Maldives. She also made the score sheet in Pakistan’s 4-1 victory over Bhutan in 2014 SAFF Women’s Championship.

The 20-year-old played for the Balochistan United FC as a forward in the domestic circuit.

“She represented Pakistan and was a role model for many girls. Today Shahlyla Baloch died in a car accident. What a shocking news,” FootballPakistan.Com (FPDC) wrote on their Facebook page.

“All our condolences to her family,” it added.

 About Shahlyla Ahmadzai
Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch (March 12, 1996 – October 13,2016) was a female Pakistani Professional footballer who played as a forward for Football club Balochistan United & the Pakistan National team.|Pakistan national team]]. Shahlyla died in a car accident on October 13, 2016 in Karachi. She was the daughter of Pakistani women’s football boss Rubina Irfan and the sister of Balochistan United and national team manager Raheela Zarmeen.

Many took to Twitter after the sad demise of the footballer.


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