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 future stars while Nation is also looking towards them to bring fire into Pakistan soccer in order to find spot in biggers events like World Cup, Olympics, Asia Cup,” this is stated by PFF’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat at FIFA Football House, Ferozpur Road last night during concluding ceremony of two-day AFC Coaches Seminar.
“It’s now easier than ever to become a qualified football coach. By getting on the coaching ladder, individuals have the opportunity to progress through the various AFC Coaching qualifications while constantly enhancing their skills and knowledge. To be successful as a coach you should always be open to new ideas,” added by Faisal.
“To strengthen club culture is in PFF President’s Faisal Saleh Hayat’s long-term planning and according to him AFC AID-27 coaches will play vital role in this regard. The two-day Seminar will enable the 26 participants to take up coming challenge. Before advent of Faisal Saleh Hayat, there were seldom any seminars or courses but now PFF managing lot of courses and seminars,” said PFF Secretary General Lt.Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi. PFF Director Operation Wng Cmdr ® Pervaiz Mir was also present on this occasion.
PFF hosted two-day Seminar to analysis the movement of 26 Youth football coaches gathered at Lahore from every nook of Pakistan viz Bilal Ahmed Butt, Nauman Ibrahim, Bashir Ahmed, Rana Zahir Ahmed, Tanveer Ahmed, Muhammad Habib, Shahzad Anwar, Muhammad Afzal, Sajjad Mahmood Khan, Akhtiar Ullah, Muhammad Rashid, Hassan Baloch, Nasir Ismail, Salim Patni, Zafar Iqbal, Niaz Ahmed Abro, Jalal Qazi, Abdul Karim, Muhammad Asghar, Najib Ullah Najmi, Gohar Zaman, Qazi Wajid Ali, Fazle Ghaffar, Muhammad Aslam, Saeed Ullah and Sakhi Rehman.
“It is big opportunity for coaches of 27 nations of AFC who are now receiving AFC’s financial support for football development through the salary. And they must prove themselves as superb talent-hunter,” concluded Faisal Saleh Hayat adding that the donation they are getting is for success.