Indian Football

Stephen Constantine not happy with facilities provided to Pakistan national team

Keshava VermaKeshava Verma

October 3 2023
Stephen Constantine Pakistan National Team not happy with facilities 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Stephen Constantine has urged for his return ticket.

Stephen Constatine was appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan national team, on the 30th of September. The appointment was deemed as a massive step in the right direction by the PFF,  at an hour when Pakistan’s national team was finally making a gradual comeback on the international stage.

But the delight of Constantine’s appointment has been pretty shortlived, as it was reported on the 2nd of October by local publication ProSports, that the manager has been pretty underwhelmed by the poor facilities being provided to the men’s national team.

The coach also expressed his dissatisfaction with the squad’s training facilities, ground conditions, player lodgings, and food quality. He has been reported saying, “I’ve never seen facilities like this, not even back in the ’90s.” (via ProSports)

The matter got so out of hand, that Stephen went as far as urging the Normalization Committee to book his return ticket.

With the Pakistan National team starting off their World Cup qualifier campaign in less than two weeks, Constantine now has a huge task on his shoulders.

The Pakistan Football Federation has stated that it intends to do everything necessary to offer the squad the best available facilities. On Stephen Constantine’s request, the Committee has actively started to look into alternative training facilities for the men’s football team.

The committee has also vowed to act quickly in response to any concerns made by the coach or the players. However, the practical response from the Pakistan Football Federation is yet awaited by the team.

Stephen Constantine will start his managerial stint with the Pakistan national team against Cambodia, when they face the East Asian country in a two-legged tie for a place in the second round of World Cup qualifiers.

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