AFC U-14 Boys Football Festival set to open


Dr. Fazal-ur-Rehman, President Islamabad Football Association said Tuesday that the arrangements have been finalized to stage the AFC Under-14 Boys Football Festival 2012 here at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex.
He said that the “C” Certificate Coaching Course was going on at the Jinnah Hall, which would be closed on April 15. “Iranian Murtaza Moses is the course instructor while John Wittle is the project director. Our 10 people are participating the course, “he added.
Dr Fazal further said that the other arrangements for holding the international fixture in the benefiting manners had been finalized and the different committees also constituted and shred the duties among them. ”Seven countries including Pakistan will take part in the youth football festival of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), “he said.
“The participating teams will arrive in Islamabad on April 9, 2012 while the competitions will be commenced from April 11, 2012 with a colorful opening ceremony. However, the chief guest will be finalized yet. Manager meeting will be taken place at the venue a day before starting the event, “he maintained.
He said that the closing ceremony would be held on April 15, 2012 and all six visiting team would fly back their respective hometown on April 16. “We will provide all the facilities to foreign team during the AFC Under-14 Football Festival according to international demands, “he said.
AFC C-Certificate Coaching Course begins: The PFF Vision 2022, which the Pakistan Football Federation unveiled on June 21, 2008 PFF Congress, will take Pakistan to new height, feels PFF’s Director Development & Competition Wing Cmdr ® Pervaiz Saeed Mir.
This ambitious plan will create pavement to PFF in earning berth in top 15 Asian teams as well earning ticket to the World Cup, Olympics and FIFA age-limit competitions in coming decades. But all the coaches had work as a motivated team to make it a reality,” he added while addressing the opening ceremony of AFC C-Certificate Football Coaching Course at Islamabad’s Jinnah Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, PFF’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat in his message urged the coaches to acquire technical know-how and work with dedication for the promotion and development of football in the country.
He emphasised that the coaches must develop the ability to watch and analyse the strength and weaknesses of the players while selecting national or regional teams. “I hope this course will hone the skill of the coaches,” he added.
“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 various AFC Coaching qualifications while constantly enhancing their skills and knowledge,” said AFC Instructor Morteza Mohases from Iran.