Lahore: As a part of AFC AID-27 Financial Assistant Programme, in the first phase, trials, training and coaching camp for PFF U-13 Football Youth Cup-2013 would be held from 27th January to 31st January, 2013. After the completion of the PFF U-13 Football Youth Cup the four best teams will qualify for PFF U-13 Football Festival.
According to a release of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), under the supervision of Area Coordinators, the following coaches will select the teams to participate in AID-27 Youth Football Cup-2013:
From Punjab Province Muhammad Rasheed, Bilal Butt and Siddique Qadri (Lahore Red),.Zahid Niaz and Asghar Khan Anjum (Lahore Blue), Muhammad Habib and Shahzad Anwar (Lahore-Faisalabad Zone), Numan Ibrahim and Altaf Hussain (Faisalabad-Sargodha Zone). From Sindh Province Hassan Baloch and Khalid Nawaz (Karachi Blue), Muhammad Javed (Karachi Red), Zahid Taj and Javed Soomro (Karachi-Hyderabad Zone).
From KPK Province Saeed Ullah and Fazal-e-Ghaffar (Bannu-Dir Zone), Saghir Muhammad and Saleem Khan (Peshawar-Nowshera Zone) and from Islamabad and Balochistan Province Muhammad Asghar and Muhammad Karim (Quetta Zone), Muhammad Dawood and Essa Khan (Chaman-Quetta Zone) and Najeeb Ullah Najmi and Abdul Sattar (Pindi-Islamabad Zone).
Area coordinators for AID-27 coaches are Shahzad Anwar for Punjab, Sajjad Mahmood Khan for Islamabad & Balochistan Province, Gohar Zaman for KPK province and Nasir Ismail for Sindh.
They are responsible to supervise the selection, training camp and Youth Cup in their area for better performance of the players and coaches. Moreover, Area Coordinators are also responsible to update PFF with all aspects of selection, camp training, team building and performance of all team coaches of Youth Cup and U-13 Festival.
AFC AID-27 Programme (AID27) was started in 1996 by AFC to help the participating Member Associations in order to develop football at the grassroots and youth level as well as to promote women’s football and futsal by ensuring that more qualified coaches are employed, enhancing the education of those involved in the game, assisting in the employment of administrative staff and increasing participation of the national teams at AFC Youth Competitions and Festivals of Football.