Lahore, 9 Feb: “The members of Technical Study Group (TSG) will help Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) in forming strong Pakistan team for the future international assignments under FIFA, AFC, SAFF as well as invitational event and friendlies. They will select about 55 plus players from the newly-introduced KPT-PFF Cup. Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) in collaboration with Karachi Port Trust, will run the 16-team event at Karachi’s KPT – Benazir Sports Complex, West Wharf Road, Kharadar from 22 February – 7 March 2010,” this is stated by PFF President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat.
PFF Operational Wing had formed TSG under the directive of Faisal Saleh Hayat to analyze the technical abilities of all the 16 participants at Karachi. “Tactical and technical trends can change between each events. Consequently, PFF calls on Pakistan’s former international, referees and coaches to help it identify the game’s evolution at the various level. I hope that TSG’s current members will perform their duty with dedication and commitment” said Faisal who is also FIFA Disciplinary Committee member.
Former National coach Akhtar Mohiuddin, Nasir Ismail (if his team not among participants), NBP assistant coach Zahid Taj and AFC AID-27 Coaches working under Asian Football Confederation (AFC)”s Scheme – Hassan Baloch ( Karachi) and Gohar Zaman (Peshawar)- are in TSG appointed for coming show.
Faisal added: “The ultimate aim of TSG is to compile a technical report after the event, which examines the 16 team’s action in all of the facets that are interesting from a technical and tactical point of view. The group examines each team’s tactical strategy, looks at the coaches, throws up discussion points for the future, chooses its favorite goals and identifies the players who have made a particular contribution.”
TSG has also been responsible for naming the Official Team of the Tournament, which features the players who, in the group’s eyes, have been particularly important in terms of, for example, team play, skill, defensive or goal-scoring ability.
Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), who will represent Pakistan in 6th AFC President’s Cup coming May, Pakistan Army, Pakistan WAPDA, Pakistan Navy, Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Lahore’s Pak Elektron Limited, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) earned passage into the event by finishing among top eight in PPFL 2009. Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, NWFP, Islamabad, FATA, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan will join them. Gilgit-Baltistan is a territory in Northern Pakistan. The territory, which does not constitute a province of Pakistan, was formerly known as the Northern Areas. The stand bye teams will be Habib Bank Limited (HBL), National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) who earned 9th, tenth and eleventh position respectively in PPFL 2009