Lahore – Pakistan, Oct 24, 2012: FIFA MA Special Referees Course-2012 concluded today morning at Football House Lahore with Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi TI (M), General Secretary PFF, gracing the closing ceremony as chief guest, Wing Com. Pervaiz Saeed Mir, Director Development & Competition was also present on this occasion.
According to PFF, Mr. Lodhi said on this occasion that PFF is committed to provide football referees the most advanced level theoretical, physical and practical knowledge. Mr. Lodhi further reiterated that PFF will further introduce such type of courses for our referees which will help to raise their standard at par with developed other Asian countries.
“It’s now easier than ever to become a qualified football referee. By getting on the refereeing ladder, individuals have the opportunity to progress through the various FIFA Coaching qualifications while constantly enhancing their skills and knowledge”. This was stated by Mr. Mohamed Muhiseen Ariff as Referee Development Officer (RDO) from Sri Lanka who was assisted by Mr. Ganesh Manium, FIFA Physical Instructor from Singapur, Qazi Mohammad Asif and Ahmed Ali as Course Coordinator, M. Arif Siddiqui and Salah-ud- Din Awan as MA Technical Instructors.
Later on General Secretary PFF distributed certificates to Zahid Ali Khan (Karachi), Abdul Aziz (Karachi), Arslan Sharif (Karachi), Hidayat Ullah (Noushki), Dilwar Khan (Quetta), Shah Zaman (Quetta), Asad Ullah (Quetta), Khurram Shahzad (Kohat), Mohammad Ali Junior (Peshawar), Waheed Muraz (Lahore), Shafaat Habib (Rawalpindi), Rana Naseer Ahmed (Faisalabad), Rana Jehanzaib (Multan), Irshad-ul- Haq (Sheikhupura), Adnan Anjum (Okara), Majid Khan (Rawalpindi), Muzammil Hussain (Faisalabad), Shahid Hussain (Okara), Ahmed Rauf (Khanewal), Yasir Rehman (Okara) Asif Bin Younus (Lahore), Arslan Sharif Junior (Islamabad), Touqeer Aslam (Islamabad), Zubair Shahzad (Lahore), Javed Khan (Lahore), Saima Majeed (Lahore) and Fahmida Ayub (Lahore).
The main purpose of FIFA course programme is to provide member associations with technical knowledge through FIFA-run educational courses in the areas of coaching, refereeing, women’s football, futsal, beach soccer and administrative and medical matters. These courses focus not just on the technical aspects of the game, but also on its social values, as youngsters in particular should regard football as a thought of life. The principle behind FIFA’s educational initiatives involves the teachers and participants passing on and exchanging know-how, experiences and information, which in turn finds its way back to the associations, instructors and other sectors of society such as the private sector, government bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). FIFA’s programme is tailor-made to meet the member associations’ requirements for education and courses.