Brazil Air Force pays for coach for Pakistan club

Brazilian coach Jader Campelo will train the Pakistan Air Force football team for two years, Air Vice Chief Marshall Rashid Kaleem announced at a press conference attended by Fausto Goday, the Brazilian ambassador. Kaleem said the appointment of a foreign coach was a direct deal between the PAF and the Brazilian Air Force. “The national players will benefit from the services of Campelo in Islamabad,” he added. Kaleem said it was not an easy task to hire a qualified coach for the PAF team. “It will be a great opportunity for our players to improve their skills [as] the PAF boys are not performing up to the expectations at national level,” he admitted.

The Brazilian ambassador said the coach would be paid by the BAF while the PAF would provide him the boarding facilities. “I am optimistic this tie between the PAF and BAF will further improve relationships in other departments also. I want soccer to become more popular in Pakistan like Japan. I wish Pakistan football team plays World Cup soon,“ he added.

New coach Campelo said Pakistan had talent in football. “There is a need to make the Pakistani players physically, mentally and technically strong before improving their skills. Pakistani boys are keen to play football and people are showing their full interest in the game,” he told the media, as reported by Daily Times.