PFF Chief approves thirty participants

Lahore, 30 October : Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has approved thirty participants for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Solidarity Technical Course, slated to run at Lahore’s FIFA Football House from 3-14 November 2008.

Faisal Saleh Hayat, MNA, who is also member of AFC Disciplinary Committee, has urged the national coaches/trainers to acquire technical know-how and work harder for the promotion of soccer in the country. There should be free and frank discussion so that the coaches would be able to share each other’s ideas.

“I hope this IOC course will hone the skill of the coaches under illustrious Erich Rutem√∂ller who is one of the best-known German soccer coaches : Chief Instructor of the German Soccer Association (DFB), Member of the DFB Competence Team. Due to his expertise, his inside knowledge and great sense of humor he is one of the most sought-after speakers on the subject of soccer,” he added.

Five females will be among participants that includes Sadia Sheikh and Shaista Laghari who represented Pakistan in third Amman international Women’s Futsal Championship 2006 at Jordanian capital of Amman as Assistant Coach and Vice Captain respectively.

The prominent figure during 12-day course will be SAF Games 1991 Gold Medallist Muhammad Nauman Khan who captained Pakistan in second SAFF Championship 1995 at Colombo.

Thirty participants

Army : Lt. Col. Muhammad Nauman Khan

Punjab : Muhammad Habib, Noman Ibrahim, Uzma Zaidi, Ishrat Fatima

Balochistan : Muhammad Asghar, Malik Sher, Shaista Laghari

NWFP : Gohar Zaman, Saeed Ullah, Muhammad Saleem

AJK : Akhtiar Ullah

Sindh : Hassan Baloch, Sadia Sheikh, Rashid Ahmed

KRL : Sajjad Mehmood

Navy : Muhammad Hussain

Railways : Muhammad Rashid, Umer Farooq

PMC : Mujeeb Ur Rehman

NBP : Zahid Taj

SSGC : Nasim Ahmed

WAPDA : TanveerAhmed, Bilal Ahmed Butt, Kirin Illyas

PTB : Tanveer Hassnain

PEL ; Asghar Khan Anjum

PIA : Ejaz Ahmed Kaka, Zahid Niaz

HEC : Javed Ali Soomro