RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday welcomed International football players including Brazilian Star Ronaldinho, and said that Pakistan is a peace and sports loving Country.
“Sports promote peace and your visit is most welcomed by all Pakistanis especially young footballers,” the COAS remarked when he hosted a reception for visiting International football players including Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs, Robert Pires, Nicolas Anelka, George Boating, David James and Luis Boa Morte.
The COAS thanked them for their visit to Pakistan, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
The visiting players thanked the COAS for organizing their tour and the support. They said that Pakistan is a beautiful Country and they look forward to enjoy the trip.
The COAS also thanked Leisure League for organizing the trip in collaboration with Pakistan army and promoting peace & sports.
Earlier in the morning, seven International footballers arrived in Pakistan to play two matches, the first of which is being played at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium in Karachi on Saturday evening while the second match will be played in Lahore on Sunday.
Ronaldinho will lead one team while the other team will be led by Ryan Giggs. Both the teams will be a mix-up of foreign and local players.