LAHORE Two-times gold medallist for WAPDA in National Football Championship, Syed Qasim Raza added another feather to his cap when Model Town Football Club (MTFC) appointed him as a coach, replacing interim coach Daniel Gill. I need to make a change or advancement in my career or profession as the set-up of MTFA is well-equipped with infrastructure, latest facilities and scientific approach that will help me a lot. I am so happy and grateful to be a part of the ancient and famous club of Lahore, said Qasim. Qasim, son of Muhammad Shah, is a qualified coach who completed AFC C-Certificate Football Coaching Course at Lahore under Siddiq Sheikh from June 16 to 29, 2004. He coached the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) from 1995 to 2003 and was also in coaching staff of WAPDA team that appeared in AFC Presidents Cup at Kathmandu 2005, 2009, Selangor 2008 and Tursunzoda 2009. Although Qasim is recognised for his own talent while he was a player, it is perhaps his scouting of late former Pakistan skipper and two-times SAF Games gold medallist Qazi Ashfaq in late 80s what makes him most notable in the history of football in Pakistan. It is vital that a highly qualified coach can oversee the needs of players teachers and clubs other coaches. The good players need talent but they also need good coaches. The most important quality a coach need is enthusiasm. The players respond brilliantly to an eager, hard working leader. The MTFC monitored the coaching skill of Qasim during WAPDA Inter Unit events and decided to appoint him, said MTFCs President Mian Rizwan Ali. Qasim was among those players who represented WAPDA team who clinched National Championship on first attempts in 1983 and he also represented the same when the electricitymen won it once again in 1991. On both occasions, HBL were losing finalists and Garhi Shahues Railway Stadium was the turf. Before joining WAPDA in 1978, he played club/college level soccer from 1972-76, followed by two-year spell as divisional/provincial player. Qasim is also a well-known women coach as he trained WAPDA women team to silver medals in the 2005 and 2008 National Women Football Championship. He also designed WAPDA team that later on annexed the title in 2006 under Naeem Zaidi.