Sports Correspondent – The News
KARACHI: Former Pakistan football team coach Shehzad Anwar will leave for Guangzhou from Lahore on Saturday (today) to attend the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Pro-License second module to be held there from August 18 to 29.
“Yes, I am on the way to Lahore and will leave for Guangzhou tomorrow night,” Shehzad told ‘The News’ on Friday.
Shehzad is the first Pakistani to take this course.
The Sargodha-born coach attended the first module in Kuala Lumpur held from May 2 to 15 this year.
The third module will be conducted in December in South Korea, the fourth in Germany in April 2015 and the fifth and final one in Kuala Lumpur in August 2015.
Besides acting as head coach of different age-group national outfits, Shehzad was the head coach of Pakistan senior team at the SAFF Cup in Nepal in September last year.
Due to his engagement in the pro-diploma course, Shehzad is not being considered by the authorities for the national assignment.
“It will be a great honour for me when I will become the first Pakistani to do this pro-License course. I am fully focused on it,” he said.
Shehzad and Nasir Ismail were the first to get AFC A Licenses a few years ago in Sri Lanka.
Early this year, Shehzad had guided Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to a title winning triumph in the National Football Challenge Cup here when they stunned K-Electric in the final.