Long jumper Asif Magsi recruited by Pakistan Army: sources
THATTA: The long jumper hailing from Thatta, who rose to fame after his videos went viral on social media, has been reportedly recruited by Pakistan Army.
Sources said that Army athlete coaches will train Muhammed Asif Magsi, so he will join Army Athletics Team rather than coming to Lahore. Earlier, he was offered coaching and job by the Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF).
PAF President Maj Gen (retd) Akram Sahi said that Asif’s recruitment by a professional institute like Pakistan Army was welcoming.
Maj Gen (retd) Akram Sahi thanked Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa for incorporating Asif in Pak Army. He said Pak Army will provide the best facilities to Muhammed Asif. He also said that Asif would prove himself to be an asset of Pakistan athletics.
“Our best wishes are with Muhammed Asif Magsi and his family. The federation will also play its role for him along the army, where required,” he said.