Shahzad set for Sao Paulo stint [Dawn]

Shahzad set for Sao Paulo stint [Dawn]

By Umaid Wasim,

PFF’s technical director Shahzad Anwar will do an attachment with Brazilian giants Sao Paulo FC in order to complete the last stage of his Pro-license course.

“I’ll be going to Brazil in the next few weeks and I hope that my stint in Sao Paulo will give me more expertise,” Shahzad, who will officially take over as technical director in October after having completed his licenses, told Dawn on Monday.

“Only a little paperwork remains and as soon as that is done, I’ll be flying out to Brazil.”

With the PFF in dire straits, though, Shahzad knows that by the time he’s done with his Pro-license he might not even be its technical director.

“That totally depends on what the next setup will decide,” he said. “Whatever has happened has done nothing positive for football. It’s us, the coaches and players, who are suffering.

“It’s a setback for Pakistan football that the U-16 team couldn’t participate in the SAFF event. This pushes us back for four more years.”

The administrator in-charge of the PFF for the next four months is likely to be Justice Asad Munir, a source told Dawn on Monday. The administrator will also look into the PFF accounts over the last 12 years in which Hayat was in control.