Khanewal to host PFF Talent Acceleration Referee’s Course

Pakistan, Lahore, Wednesday. January 18, 2012


District Council, Khanewal will host Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Talent Acceleration Referee’s Course from 20-24 January 2012. Punjab Football Association (PFA), with the collaboration of PFF, will organize five-day Course during which 24 participants from various districts of Punjab will turn up for the course. The course being conducted by Mr. Naveed Bashir Butt as Technical Instructor will conclude on January 24, 2012. Mr. Rauf Bari will act as Technical Fitness Instructor and Mian Abdul Bari, Course Coordinator.

According to the press release issued here by PFF, on the directives of PFF’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, PFF used to conduct such courses. It will be first of the five such courses in year 2012. Khanewal is the first one from 20-24 January, followed by Islamabad (12-16 March), Lahore (12-16 April),  Peshawar (8-12 October) and Karachi (19-23 October) being the other, during which prominent AFC/PFF Referees instructors will give lectures to Under-24 Referees

“PFF Talent Referees Acceleration Program will equip referees with the knowledge and skills to take charge of the coming matches in Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL), Pakistan PFF League and Age-Croup competitions. Most of the referees are new to the discipline and are therefore in need of the course to give them a solid platform for development.” said PFF Secretary General Lt. Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi TI (M).

During the course, the referees will learn physical, practical and theoretical aspects of refereeing. The best referees may be asked to further develop their skills in the AFC Talent Acceleration Referees Course later on, AFC Project Future Program, said Mr. Lodhi, who assured that the players, organisers that the PFF is well on the way to take steps for the improvement of the overall game structure of the game and the necessity of referees is very important chapter in the this game of masses.

PFF also asked PFA to adhere to the following criteria while selecting participants (1) Understand, read and write simple English (2) Young, fit both physically/mentally (3) born on or after 1 January, 1987 (4) Involved with refereeing at school, college, university and domestic events.

The participants are:

Muhammad Ahmed Rauf (Khanewal), Hunain Rasheed (Jahanian), Muhammad Najeeb Sarwar (Sargodha), Asad Ali (Faisalabad), Raja Zubair Shakir (Rajanpur), Muhammad Yasir Iqbal (Sahiwal), Muhammad Adnan Maqbool (Khanewal), Muhammad Shoaib Khan (Mianwali), Muhammad Husban Ehsan (Mianwali), Arbab Ali Gohar (Nankana), Sajjad Ali (Toba Tek Singh), Naveed Arshad (Faisalabad), Muhammad Islam (Toba Tek Singh), Muhammad Faheem Latif (Khanewal), Muhammad Latif (Kasur), Bilal Fareed Sabana (Sahiwal), Waseem Shafique (Vehari), Muhammad Afzal (Lahore), Muhammad Asad Khan (Lahore), Nawazish Ali (Lahore), Muhammad Ahsan (Lahore), Bilawal Khan (Sialkot), Muhammad Shehraiz Tariq (Dera Ghazi Khan) and Muhammad Umer (Faisalabad).