Munir Aftab alias ‘Muna’, 26-year-old gold medalist footballer who led the national football team in international competitions at a young age, died on Tuesday afternoon due to kidney failure.
Mainar’s condition worsened and he was taken to SIUT a few days before Eid, where he remained on ventilator till his last breath. He left the world in great distress due to being dismissed from the National Bank team and suffering from a life-threatening illness. The deceased is survived by a widow, three daughters and parents.
The funeral prayer of the deceased was held at Baghdari Masjid, Saifi Line, while the burial took place at Mayo Shah Cemetery. He was very worried about the treatment, three innocent girls and running the household expenses and was waiting for government support but he left the mortal world with this worry.
Many of Lyari’s great footballers Munir Aftab made their mark long after joining the national team, but Muneer Aftab was the only talented player who led the national team at the Under-13 Football Festival in Iran in 2009 at the age of 12. and then led the national team in the U-14, U-15 and U-16 World Cups in an illustrious career.
The Pakistani team won the gold medal in the Saaf Football Championship against India. 12 years ago, National Bank employed the best sportsmen of that time as scholarships and made Munir Aftab a part of the team, but during the tenure of sportsman Prime Minister Imran Khan, various departments closed their teams, including National Bank. Who released many young players from his team.
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