Grimsby’s Otis Khan ruled ineligible to play for Pakistan in World Cup qualifier

12 October 2023 05:15
Fifa’s decision pending despite Khan owning Pakistani passportIssue concerns Khan’s grandfather’s migration before partitionGrimsby Town’s Otis Khan was prevented from playing for Pakistan in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier against Cambodia by Fifa after it ruled he wasn’t eligible despite having a Pakistani passport.Khan, who is from Ashton-under-Lyne and began his career at Sheffield United after being in Manchester United’s academy, made his debut for Pakistan against Mauritius in June in a friendly. He qualified through his paternal grandfather, Kanwar Jamil Mohammed Khan, who was born in Delhi but moved to Pakistan after the partition in 1947 before settling in Manchester. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian