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Foreign Coaches To Train Women Football Players Of The Country

KARACHI, Feb 04 (APP):Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) is
contemplating to acquire services of foreign coaches to train women
footballers poised to participate in a series of international level
events this year.
SFP Secretary General, Asif Azeem here on Sunday said women foot
ballers from across the country, holding potential to be part of
national team and participate in international tournaments needed to
be groomed on strong lines.
The tournaments to be played by national women football team were
said to include a series at Malaysia followed by 7th Asian
Universities’ Softball Championship at Philippine from May 8 to 18.
The national women foot ball team was said to also participate in
the 2nd Asian Softball Championship in China from October 22 to 27.
Citing these to be major events, Asif Azeem said efforts are
being made to hire expertise of internationally known trainers cum
physiotherapists Kim Anne Buchholtz and Lesley De Koker for the
national women football team.
Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) was said to have been approached to
finalize the arrangement and facilitate the process of acquiring
services of qualified coaches and associated professionals pre-
requisite for a world level team.
Trainers Kim Anne Buchholtz with an M.Phil degree in
Physiotherapy, also doing Ph.D in the subject, alongwith Kim Anne a
diploma holder in Sports Training and Physiotherapy are from South
Africa, said SFP General Secretary.
Asif Azeem also mentioned that he alongwith SFP’s international
affairs committee members Roman Ali Shaukat and Maqsood Ahmad had held
meetings, in Dubai, with the two reputable sports
trainers/physiotherapists.
Efforts were said to be underway to finalize an agreement with
the known professionals so as to help prepare the national team of
women foot ballers.
Focus is to help the national teams raise their Asian as well as
World ranking in the sport, emphasized the SFP General Secretary.

KARACHI, Feb 04 (APP):Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) is
contemplating to acquire services of foreign coaches to train women
footballers poised to participate in a series of international level
events this year.
SFP Secretary General, Asif Azeem here on Sunday said women foot
ballers from across the country, holding potential to be part of
national team and participate in international tournaments needed to
be groomed on strong lines.
The tournaments to be played by national women football team were
said to include a series at Malaysia followed by 7th Asian
Universities’ Softball Championship at Philippine from May 8 to 18.
The national women foot ball team was said to also participate in
the 2nd Asian Softball Championship in China from October 22 to 27.
Citing these to be major events, Asif Azeem said efforts are
being made to hire expertise of internationally known trainers cum
physiotherapists Kim Anne Buchholtz and Lesley De Koker for the
national women football team.
Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) was said to have been approached to
finalize the arrangement and facilitate the process of acquiring
services of qualified coaches and associated professionals pre-
requisite for a world level team.
Trainers Kim Anne Buchholtz with an M.Phil degree in
Physiotherapy, also doing Ph.D in the subject, alongwith Kim Anne a
diploma holder in Sports Training and Physiotherapy are from South
Africa, said SFP General Secretary.
Asif Azeem also mentioned that he alongwith SFP’s international
affairs committee members Roman Ali Shaukat and Maqsood Ahmad had held
meetings, in Dubai, with the two reputable sports
trainers/physiotherapists.
Efforts were said to be underway to finalize an agreement with
the known professionals so as to help prepare the national team of
women foot ballers.
Focus is to help the national teams raise their Asian as well as
World ranking in the sport, emphasized the SFP General Secretary.

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