Pakistan Ladies’s Nationwide Soccer Staff midfielder, Abiha Haider, has added to her lengthy listing of accolades after being awarded the ‘Pleasure of Pakistan’ award on the Conclave Pakistan – Champions of Pakistan 3.0 occasion held at Marriott, Karachi.
Abiha Haider holds many worldwide and nationwide honors. She is a two-time Guinness World Report holder and was listed amongst the Prime 30 Highly effective Muslim Ladies in Sports activities within the World 2020.
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Abiha made her debut for the nationwide group on the age of 13, the youngest ever participant within the nationwide group’s historical past. Apart from the nationwide group, Abiha has additionally represented Pakistan Shaheens in Australian Soccer League (AFL) in Worldwide Cup 2017.
She received her two Guinness World Data in 2019. The primary world document was for the ‘longest soccer match ever performed’, which lasted for greater than 70 hours. The second document she made was for a soccer match performed by essentially the most variety of nationalities, greater than 55 nationalities took half within the match, and Abiha was Pakistan’s sole consultant in each these matches.
Abiha was additionally named amongst the Prime 30 Highly effective Muslim Ladies in Sports activities in 2020.
Abiha informed FIFA.com about her emotions to be named amongst the most effective. “I come from Pakistan, and after I was rising up taking part in soccer, I didn’t have many function fashions – actually, no function fashions in any respect in soccer. After I began taking part in in 2009, the sport was nonetheless very a lot in a developmental stage.”
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She additional added,
I promised myself that I might develop myself and construct up my persona in a means that children might look as much as me, that oldsters and households might look as much as me and make certain that if an individual like me is in soccer, that it means it’s protected for women. I all the time wished to present out that message, basing it alone expertise, my very own character, and my very own skill, that when I’m taking part in soccer it means soccer is protected.
Certainly one of Abiha’s largest achievements is to interrupt the societal norms within the nation and representing Pakistan on the highest stage.
She has credited all her success to her dad and mom who all the time supported her regardless of reservations from the individuals round her. She stated that after breaking such limitations, she has proved lots of people unsuitable and the individuals who used to criticize her are her largest supporters now.