Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch, Pakistani Women football team’s striker, passed away in a tragic car crash Wednesday night in Karachi. Baloch was sitting on the passenger seat, when the driver lost control of the car and hit a pole in Karachi’s DHA Phase VIII area.
Baloch, 20, last represented Pakistan at the South Asian Football Federation Women Football Championship 2014. She also played as a striker for the Baluchistan United FC in the domestic circuit. She was awarded as the best player of Pakistan in 2009, 2011, and 2013.
“She represented Pakistan and was a role model for many girls. Today Shahlyla Baloch died in a car accident. What a shocking news,” FootBallPakistan.com shared on their Facebook page.
Kaleemullah Khan, a renowned Pakistani footballer who plays for Tulsa Roughnecks FC, wrote on his Facebook: “What a shocking news. She represented Pakistan and was a role model for many girls. All our condolences to her family.”
It is indeed a sad day for many of us that we had to say goodbye to Shahlyla Baloch, who managed to inspire and win the hearts of Pakistani females, despite her young age.