PFF pin hope on home coaches to unearth future stars : Faisal

AFC AID-27 Coaches Seminar concluded

Lahore, 2 July : ” Playing football, for most of us, is an easy sport. But to be aware of the technical aspects of the game is a different ball game altogether. Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is relying too heavily on the 27 coaches working for Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s AID-27 Financial Assistance Scheme. We pinned hopes on them to unearth future stars and making successful the PFF Vision 2020 while Nation is also looking towards them to bring fire into Pakistan soccer in order to find spot in biggers events like World Cup, Olympics, Asia Cup,” this is stated by PFF’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat in his message to coaches.
The two-day AFC Coaches Seminar concluded today at FIFA Football House, Ferozpur, Lahore. PFF Secretary General Lt.Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi and PFF Director Operation Wng Cmdr ® Pervaiz Mir were present on this occasion.

“It’s now easier than ever to become a qualified football coach. By getting on the coaching ladder, individuals have the opportunity to progress through the various AFC Coaching qualifications while constantly enhancing their skills and knowledge. To be successful as a coach you should always be open to new ideas,” added by Faisal who hoped that PFF will establish Football Youth Development Centers (FYDC) soon to make the plan successful.

PFF hosted Seminar to analyze the movement of Youth football coaches who gathered at Lahore from every nook of Pakistan. Pakistan Army’s Haji Abdul Sattar, who steered winning goal of SAF Games final 1989 in 1-0 win over Bangladesh at Islamabad, and Zafar Iqbal, skipper of Pakistan in 1993 SAFF Championship, were among the coaches alongwith Bilal Ahmed Butt, Nauman Ibrahim, Rana Zahir Ahmed, Tanveer Ahmed, Muhammad Habib, Shahzad Anwar, Sajjad Mahmood Khan, Muhammad Rashid, Hassan Baloch, Nasir Ismail, Salim Patni, Niaz Ahmed Abro, Abdul Karim, Najib Ullah Najmi, Gohar Zaman, Qazi Wajid Ali, Fazle Ghaffar, Saeed Ullah, Faisal Amir Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Saleem, Haji Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Asghar (Quetta), Iftikhar Ahmed Ghani, Muhammad Asghar (Lahore) and Muhammad Siddique.

It is big opportunity for coaches of 27 nations of AFC who are now receiving AFC’s financial support for football development through the salary. And they must prove themselves as superb talent-hunter,” concluded Faisal Saleh Hayat adding that the donation they are getting is for success.