LAHORE - Pakistan’s first ever football head coach Zainab Mushtaq has reached Maldives for AFC B Licence Course which she will complete under Singapore’s instructor.

Zainab, who belongs to Fame Football Club, is eager to enhance her skills and knowledge after completing the licence B course and then to serve the country’s footballers especially females and mould them into the champions.

“Due to two factions of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), one approved by FIFA and AFC and other backed by government, Pakistan football, particularly footballers, has been badly suffering. When international football body has duly recognised Faisal-led PFF, then government must play its role in resolving this issue soon in the larger interest of Pakistan football and its players,” she added.

Zainab also thanked PFF president Faisal Saleh Hayat and secretary Col (R) Ahmad Yar Khan Lodhi and also Maldives Football Federation for extending special support to her in completing her AFC B licence course. “This course will certainly help me in learning and improving a lot and whatever I learn and earn here, I will repay to my country by coaching young footballers of the country and moulding them into champions,” Zainab concluded.