The Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee on Friday has confirmed coaching staffs for SAFF Women’s Championship.
Adeel Rizki will be the head coach with Walid Javaid Khan assisting him and Ehsanullah training the goalkeepers.
The SAFF Women’s Championship, which kicks off in Nepal from Sept 6, will see the national women’s team take part in an international match for the first time in eight years.
Pakistan football has been mired in crisis and controversy for the major part of the last decade with an institutional crisis in the PFF seeing world’s football governing body FIFA appoint the NC to manage affairs of the federation. Pakistan has also been suspended twice by FIFA in the last five years.
“Players have come back with a lot of motivation, lot of drive … there is a desire to win,” Rizki said in the video announcing the coaching panel. “We want to play with the ball, and have creative attacking style of play.”
The national team are scheduled to open their Group ‘A’ campaign at the SAFF Women’s Championship against defending champions India on Sept 7 but there are doubts whether their arch-rivals will be there in Nepal.
Inputs from FootballPakistan