LAHORE - Pakistan Public Works Department (PPWD) announced their football team for the National Football Challenge Cup 2008 which will decide National departmental champion of Pakistan on May 15 at Peoples Sports Complex. According to PWD Sports Officer Parvez Saleemi, former international youth player Tariq Umer will act as coach of the team while Sajid Hussain will lead the team and Mairaj Kashani will act as his deputy. Other players in 25-member team are Jamil Ahmed, Jahangir Khan, Muhammad Mobeen, Muslim, Abdul Razzaq, Muhammad Ramzan, Shahnawaz, Bashir Ahmed, Muhammad Jan, Muhammad Farooq, Khalil Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shehzad Hussain, Muhammad Naveed, Ali Muhammad, Hashmat Ullah, Muhammad Habib, Noor Hussain, Atif, Kamran, Abul Hameed, Gul Muhammad and Jahangir Taj. PPWD, who played in Pakistan Premiership 2005, will start their mission in Group-D when they will take on KESC at KMC Stadium on May 7. Their next match will be against Pakistan Steel at Peoples Stadium on May 9. PPWD played in the PFF league 2004, 2006 and 2007. They were on the edge of returning back into Pakistan Premiership 2008, but they lost the pace in final stages of PFF League 2007 and finished fifth behind PEL, Pak Steel, SSGC and PAF. "The football team of PPWD is in domestic scene since late sixties and over the years it worked as nursery, providing several players who are now showing guts in A-Division of Pakistan football. The objective of this organisation are to execute the offices and residential accommodation for federal Government employee and to overcome the backlog of millions of square foot of office space and housing units being presently accommodated in hired office space and privately owned residences within budgetary provisions of Federal Government," said Saleemi while explaining the function of PPWD. Meanwhile, coach Tariq, son of former Pakistani captain late Muhammad Omar said: "After the retraction of Pakistan Army, the Group-D is wide open for three Karachi-based outfits. We used to play KESC and Pak Steel regularly in various events and used to overcome them. Our team is in perfect shape to finish in top two slots and occupy berth in last eight."