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Coach accepts responsibility for Maldives fiasco

By Mohammad Yaqoob LAHORE, June 9: The recently-sacked coach of the Pakistan football team Akhtar Mohiuddin, on Monday accepted responsibility for the team’s dismal performance in the SAFF Championship in the Maldives. Speaking to Dawn, he suggested that the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) should bring in a foreign coach if it wanted to improve the game in the country. “As ... Read More »

Akhtar laments poor performance in SAFF, and more

By Alam Zeb Safi KARACHI: The sub-standard coaching at departmental level has really destroyed football in Pakistan as the coaches at this level only concentrate on conditioning and never bother to work on the tactical and technical aspects of the game and that is why Pakistan have been badly suffering at international level these days. . This was stated by ... Read More »

Lowvy assures Australian soccer support to PFF : Faisal

Lahore, 30 May : ” Chairman of the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Frank Lowy assured that Australia is ready to help Pakistan Football Federation which will promote soccer in Pakistan. He assured me that soon an Australian team will undertake the tour of Pakistan. The climate of both Australia and Pakistan is similar but the game plan and techniques of ... Read More »

PTCL play 3-3 draw against Ghauri Club

ISLAMABAD: PTCL Youth twice staged a remarkable comeback to hold Ghauri Club to a 3-3 draw in an exhibition match of Islamabad C Division Football League at T & T Ground here. PTCL Youth first wiped off a 0-2 deficit and then fought back from 2-3 down to emerge with flying colours against Ghauri Club. President, Islamabad Football Club, Dr ... Read More »

Bari, Kareem represent Pakistan

Lahore, 23 April : Pakistan’s coach Mian Abdul Bari and Referee Muhammad Kareem are attending International football and Coaching Course currently in progress under Japanese Football Association (JFA) at J-Village and J-Step. Kareem, one of AFC AID -27 coaches in Pakistan, is among 24 participants who are participating in JFA International Coaching Course at J.Village, located in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture. ... Read More »

PFF set 31 August as deadline for AJK District Soccer Leagues

Lahore, 21 April : “Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has asked us to complete the District Soccer Leagues in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) by 31 August 2008. We will follow the instructions as football is very popular game here and AJK’s footballers belonging to region’s districts Bagh, Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Neelum, Poonch and Sudhnatiare are showing willingness to participate ... Read More »

Pakistan laments dramatic ouster from AFC Challenge Cup

Pakistan should have got through the Taipei affair to book a berth in the final round, but it all remained a dream because of a lack of a strong combination By Alam Zeb Safi After a dramatic failure to get through the AFC Challenge Cup qualifying round held in Chinese Taipei from April 2-6, the Pakistan football team has ahead ... Read More »

PFF Meets on Saturday and Sunday

Lahore, 18 April : PFF D-Certificate Football Coaching Course will be held at Islamabad’s Pakistan Sports Board Complex from 19-26 April 2008. Islamabad Football Association (IFA), with the collaboration of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), will organize eight-day Course during which 24 participants will take part. Former Pakistan and HBL coach Siddique Sheikh will act as Instructor while KRL’s coach Sajjad ... Read More »

PFF warned of lease cancellation: FIFA House

By Mohammad Yaqoob LAHORE, March 25: The Punjab sports department has warned the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) of cancelling the lease agreement for the newly-built FIFA House for violation of one of the clauses by subletting three halls of the premises for commercial purpose. According to a letter written this month to the national football federation by Secretary Punjab sports ... Read More »

PFF pin hope on home coaches to unearth future stars : Faisal

Lahore, 12 March : ” Playing football, for most of us, is an easy sport. But to be aware of the technical aspects of the game is a different ball game altogether. Pakistan Football Federation is relying too heavily on the 26 coaches working for Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s AID-27 Financial Assistance Scheme. We pinned hopes on them to unearth ... Read More »

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