Top International footballer Nicolas Anelka arrives in Pakistan, reveals special link with Pakistan

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Top International footballer Nicolas Anelka arrives in Pakistan, reveals special link with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Former French footballer, Nicolas Anelka has arrived in Pakistan on a visit aimed at promoting the game in the country.

The former Chelsea and Real Real Madrid player was welcomed by the Pakistan Football Federation at the Islamabad International Airport.

During his visit, the former star would hold meeting with PFF President Ashfaq Shah and review a 20-point agenda for the development and promotion of football in Pakistan.

He is also scheduled to meet fans at Islamabad's Centaurus mall.

Anelka's visit is part of Touch Sky Group's World Soccer Star 2019 initiative under which matches would be played in Lahore and Karachi.

Talking to media, the footballer said ever since he embraced Islamism he has a special connection to Pakistan.

He expressed hope that his visit will help promote football in the country.