AFC-backed coaching course concludes in Doha
DOHA: An AFC-backed coaching course – conducted by Qatar Football Association (QFA) – has concluded here in Doha.
Over 30 participants featured in the month-long coaching course, QFA said on Sunday.
Mohammed Al Hashemi, Strategic Planning Advisor, Development Department, QFA, joined lecturers Tarek Al-Jalahmeh and Fahad Fakhro who oversaw the presentation of theoretical and practical deliberations.
The closing ceremony began with a speech delivered by Al Hashemi in which he thanked Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of QFA, and the members of the Executive Office of the Federation, for the approval of conducting the course.
Al Hashimi also thanked the AFC for overseeing the course. He said higher level coaching courses will be held in due course of time.
For his part, Dr Tarek Al-Jalahmah also thanked QFA President and his team for developing the game at various levels in the country. He added that the lectures delivered during the coaching course remained a source of information and research for those who featured in the month-long course.
Fahd Fakhro thanked Fahd Thani, Director of Development Department, QFA, for his ‘great interest in education and theoretical development of coaches’ through such an intensive program.
He praised the commitment of some of the participants in the course. Ahmed Abbasi, director of the Qatari team management, coach of Al Sailiya and a few Aspire coaches also featured in the course.
“The interest in developing the game is growing. The research done by the participants was fairly intense and healthy,” Fakhro said on Sunday “I am sure all the knowledge and experience imparted the past month will be put to good use.”
Abbasi said on Sunday: “QFA’s ambitions on developing the game is reflected when we conduct such courses. The learning through lectures and practicals is very important. Qatar football and the game in the region stands to benefits from such courses.”
Salman Shaker, the former Al Arab star, said on Sunday: “I am glad to feature in this course. The cooperation from all concerned is worth applauding. I think it was time well spent.”
Dr Jameel Mahmoud said on Sunday: “I thank QFA and AFC for their collaboration for this course. This is not the first time we have seen such a successful coaching workshop. I think the participants are the biggest gainers from all this.”