Fahad Thani to headline key video conference for Jordan’s coaching
DOHA: Fahad Thani, Director of the Development Department of the Qatar Football Association (QFA), and a member of the Technical Committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), will give a lecture to coaches in Jordan and the Arab region via a video conference.
The lecture is part of a series which is conducted by the Jordanian Football Association (JFA) under the title “Inspiring Football Development ”
The lecture begins at 8:30pm Doha time and titled “The New Trend in Football” during which Fahad Thani will review the most recent development trends in the world of football.
The series of lectures, which started on the fourth of this month and ends next Sunday, has been a resounding success. The series of lectures have also assisted trainers in Jordan and the Arab region where the number of participants has reached more than 1500 trainers per day.
The JFA was keen to attract a group of the best technical experts inside and outside Jordan. Recent lectures have been delivered by Abdul Aziz Hamadeh, Technical Director of the Kuwait Football Association, Maher Bayrakdar, goalkeeper coach for the Syrian national team and technical experts with the Development Department of the QFA.
Lecture of Fahad Thani will have key topics including statistics and facts in football, discussions on the most important technical standards for modern methods of play in addition to technical and digital comparisons between the World Cup in Russia 2018 and major continental tournaments like Euro 2016, the Asian Cup 2019, the Africa Cup of Nations and Copa America.
Fahad Thani, former Qatar national team coach, is the second most prominent lecturer in the AFC since 2004 until now due to his career as a player, coach and lecturer in addition to his leadership of the Development Department of the QFA, and his membership of the Technical Committee of the AFC.
He started his career in 1980 as a player with the youth teams and graduated to the first team. He was chosen in the Qatar national team in 1989 and continued until he retired from football in 1992.
After retiring, he soon engaged in junior coaching and became manager of Al Ahli and Al Rayyan teams (U-14) from 1993 to 1998 during which he achieved great success. He was named Best Coach of the Qatar Junior (U-17) team from 1998 to 2004. In 2004, he moved on to train the Aspire Academy squad.
He was chosen as assistant to the coach of the Qatari national team in 2010 and continued until he assumed the top job of the first team in 2013 for a period of two years before he was assigned to coach the Qatar Olympic U-23 team in 2014 for two years.