Former Manchester United youngster Otis Khan is set to receive international clearance to represent Pakistan, Sky Sports News understands.
Aston Villa academy graduate and former England youth captain Easah Suliman was cleared last week to play for Pakistan, and is expected to join the Shaheens in next month’s South Asian Football Federation Championship (SAFF).
The SAFF Championship runs between June 21 and July 4, and Pakistan will face host nation India in an eagerly anticipated tournament opener in Bengaluru, before playing against Kuwait and Nepal.
Pakistan’s last encounter with India was also the SAFF Championship, back in 2018, where India won the encounter 3-1.
Pakistan, which returned to international football last year after a ban on third-party interference, recently announced they will participate in a four-nation tournament in Mauritius, along with host nation Kenya and Djibouti.
Grimsby Town midfielder Khan, who played a key role in the Mariners’ run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup this season, is expected to be available for the friendly tournament in Mauritius and the next SAFF Championship.
Attacking midfielder Khan turned professional at Sheffield United, after spending the early part of his career playing academy football at Manchester United.
He made his debut for the Blades in 2014 before playing for Barnsley, Yeovil Town and Mansfield Town.
Khan was part of the Tranmere side that reached the League Two play-offs in the 2020/21 season, while also finishing runners-up in the EFL Trophy final.
The 27-year-old has since played for Walsall and Leyton Orient, before opting to join Grimsby Town on a two-year contract last summer.
The Pakistan women’s team returned to the international arena at last year’s Women’s SAFF Championship in Nepal.
Doncaster Rovers Belles attacker Nadia Khan, who Sky Sports News Revealed to have received international clearance just in time to fly to Kathmandu for the tournament, made history in Pakistan’s final group game against Mauritius, becoming the first woman to score four goals in an international match for in the country.
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