Lahore, 31 March: “To be successful as a coach you should always be open to new ideas, so improve your knowledge and level of capability as coach have a big worth in game of football. Gain self-belief in your particular discipline. Gain an official recognized football qualification after completion of PFF D-Certificate,” this is stated by Punjab Football Association (PFA)’s President Muhammad Arshad Khan Lodhi during concluding ceremony of PFF D-Certificate Football Coaching Course at Lahore. PFA’s Secretary Agha Latif, Media Director Siddique Qadri were also present on this occasion. The Course was conducted by PFF Coaching Instructor Muhammad Siddique Sheikh, supported by Coordinator Muhammad Amir.
“Coaches will provide firm back-up to Club Culture as they are involved with four key things – coaching, competitions, talent hunt and selection on merit. All four are very precious in football field. The coaches, players, referees, organizers of the game are lucky that Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat is well on the way for the improvement of the overall game structure of the game and the necessity of coaches is very important chapter in this game of masses,” stressed Lodhi.
Meanwhile, PFF Secretary General Lt.Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi praised the arrangements done by PFA for the Course and said that on the directives of PFF President there is plentiful of Coaching Course in Pakistan in order to get more and more coaches from far flung areas of Pakistan. The course saw 23 participants from various districts of Punjab as well as Lahore-based organizational teams.
“On the directives of PFF Chief, Operation Cell used to conduct such courses. It was second of the five such courses in year 2010. Such courses are in pipieline for Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi, during which prominent coaches will give lectures to coaches under 30 years of age. The lectures were based on rules of the game, basics of coaching, planning for training and coaching, little know-how about injuries, body changes as a result of exercises,” said Ahmed.
Later on, chief guest distributed certificates to participants Muhammad Imran, Zafar Hussain (Sahiwal), Abdul Ghaffar Ansari (Kasur), Kashif Raza (Khanewal), Azeeem Amin, Mazhar Jamil (Sheikhupura), Muhammad Rizwan Sakhi, Muhammad Sajid Akram (Vehari), Saqib Umar (Sialkot), Basharat Abbas, Rana Shahzad Khan (Faisalabad), Farooq Nazir, Sohaib Majeeb, Muhammad Ali, Abdul Waseem, Sajjad Hafeez, Mazhar Yasin (Lahore), Fida Hussain (Jhang), Mohsin Iftikhar (Toba Tek Singh), Shoaib Akbar (Rajanpur), Chaudhry Illyas (Attock), Muhammad Asghar (Bahawalpur) and Mohsin Shah (Pakpattan).