Jochen Figge in Pakistan for FIFA Coaching Course

Pakistan, Lahore, Saturday, July 14, 2012

The 6-days FIFA/MA Coaching Course for coaches being conducted by Mr. Jochen Figge of Germany as FIFA/AFC Instructor will commence on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Football House, Lahore.

Syed Nasir Ismail will act as Assistant Instructor, Shahzad Anwar, Assistant Instructor, Gohar Zaman, Course Coordinator and Mirza Naeem Baig as Course Liaison Officer.

According to the press release issued here by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), 30 “C” certified participants will attend this refresher course and benefit from video analysis and practical lessons to get an inside of the game.

This course will change their vision of football and extend a great opportunity to take advantage of Mr. Jochen Figge’s coaching philosophy and experience in the world of football.

All this credit goes to President PFF, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, whose desire to make PFF and its affiliated members a world class football combination. Mr. Makhdoom vision of this course for the C certified couches is a unique scientific approach which will be a beginning for many more to come.

The Course will enable the 30 participants to take this challenge. The participants are:

Muhammad Habib (WAPDA), Muhammad Hassan Baloch (KESC), Sajjad Mahmood Khan (KRL), Bilal Ahmed Butt (Wohaib FC), Mirza Najeeb Ullah Najmi (ZTBL), Muhammad Aamir Khan (Punjab FA), Zahid Niaz (PIA), Maj. Shafqat Mahmood (Army), Tanveer Ahmed (WAPDA), Muhammad Rashid (Railways), Muhammad Shamim Khan (PIA), Saghir Billa (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FA), Muhammad Aslam (Afghan FC Chaman), Muhammad Dawood (Muslim FC, Quetta), Asghar Khan Anjum (PEL), Muhammad Javed (SSGC), Sheikh Muhammad Siddique Qadri (Punjab FA), Muhammad Afzal (University FC Faisalabad), Khalid Zaman (KPFA), Muhammad Qasim (KRL & Islamabad United), Azizullah (Afghan FC, Chaman), Altaf Hussain (Punjab FA), Javed Ali Soomro (HEC), Muhammad Essa (KESC), Adam Khan (Young Baloch FC, Mastung), Muhammad Yasin Khan (Railways), Nadeem Abdur Rehman (Punjab FA), Tahir Ali (Sindh FA), Syed Mudassar Ali (Sindh FA) and Ghulam Shabbir (NBP).

The main purpose of FIFA course programme is to provide member associations with technical knowledge through FIFA-run educational courses in the areas of coaching, refereeing, women’s football, futsal, beach soccer and administrative and medical matters. These courses focus not just on the technical aspects of the game, but also on its social values, as youngsters in particular should regard football as a thought of life.

The principle behind FIFA’s educational initiatives involves the teachers and participants passing on and exchanging know-how, experiences and information, which in turn finds its way back to the associations, instructors and other sectors of society such as the private sector, government bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). FIFA’s programme is tailor-made to meet the member associations’ requirements for education and courses.