Kaleemullah’s dream of being the first Pakistani footballer to play in the US became a reality as Sacramento Republic FC confirmed his four-month contract with the club on Friday.
Kaleem spent a month-and-a-half in San Francisco, where he impressed the club’s coaches during the trials and also earned support from the Pakistani community in the process.
“To be able to live your dream is the biggest opportunity you can ask for,” he told The Express Tribune. “It’s something I’m proud of, but I know that I have to improve my game.”
The Chaman-based striker revealed that it has been two weeks since he signed the contract. “We were just waiting for the club to sort out my visa proceedings and then make an official statement. Now that it’s all done, I’ll finally be playing at the US Soccer League [USL], which will always be a plus point in my career.”