PFF Meets on Saturday and Sunday

Lahore, 18 April : PFF D-Certificate Football Coaching Course will be held at Islamabad’s Pakistan Sports Board Complex from 19-26 April 2008.

Islamabad Football Association (IFA), with the collaboration of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), will organize eight-day Course during which 24 participants will take part. Former Pakistan and HBL coach Siddique Sheikh will act as Instructor while KRL’s coach Sajjad Mehmood will perform duty as his assistant. The lectures will base on rules of the game, basics of coaching, planning for training and coaching, little know-how about injuries, body changes as a result of exercises.

According to IFA Secretary Zaman Khan, aiming to improve the abilities and techniques of coaches, PFF decided to conduct the course. All the arrangements are being completed to host the course in befitting manner.

Two more football activities of PFF will be seen on Saturday and Sunday at Lahore. FIFA Assistant Development Officer Mohsen Gilani will be among the participants when PFF Women Meet will be held at Lahore’s FIFA Football House on Saturday, 19 April 2008 (11 AM). The same venue will host the Draws Ceremony of National Football Challenge Cup (NFCC) on Sunday, 20 April 2008 (2 PM), and PFF had asked all the managers of the teams to attend the draw ceremony.

Nineteen teams are being called to show their mettle in NFCC at Karachi from 1-15 May. The event has been recharged after 2005 on instructions of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. It is purely an event for organizational and services team of Pakistan who used to appear in top-two Divisions of PFF.

“NFCC will be the first full national event awarded to Karachi after 2002. Sindh Football Association (SFA) is mobilizing all its resources and organizational talent to stage the show,’ said SFA Office Secretary Raza Ullah Rajput. The matches of Pakistan Premier League and PFF league are regular in Karachi since 2004 but the one-venue event last seen at Karachi was 15th PFF President Cup (now NFCC) 2002 that ended in triumph for ABL which outkicked WAPDA 4-2 on tie-breaker after 1-1 draw.