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Legendary England footballer Michael Owen arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday in a bid to promote football in the country.

The former striker will participate in multiple football related activities, while also meeting top officials including the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and Army Chief, General Qamar Bajwa. He will also attend a dinner hosted by President Dr Arif Alvi.

The 42-year-old, Owen, will also lay the foundation stone of a football stadium in Karachi on January 26.

The former Real Madrid player will also appear in Samaa TV’s sports show Game Set Match, today at 5:00 pm (PST).

The Chester-born scored 118 goals in 216 matches for Liverpool between 1196 and 2004. He added 13 more to his tally at Real Madrid in 36 appearances after leaving Liverpool. He also played for Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City over the course of his illustrious career. He also scored 40 goals in 89 matches for England’s national side.

Owen’s arrival in Pakistan is part of a collaboration
between Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Kamyab
Jawan programme.

The collaboration “offers the talented youth in Pakistan the
dreams of playing football in world-class stadiums and advance their skills at
the home of football in the United Kingdom”, according to a press release
issued by Global Soccer Ventures (GSV), last month.

Nationwide grassroots talent hunt programme in Pakistan will
also be conducted with the help of a UEFA-licensed coaching team, from Europe,
by GSV.

Abdul Gh Lone