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Name  Akhtar Mohiuddin

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Akhtar Mohiuddin (born in Chaman, Pakistan), is the head coach of Pakistan national football team. He took over the charge of national team in 2007. Mohiuddin is also coach of PMC Athletico, having previously been coach of Afghan FC.

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Some great achievements that Akhtar Mohiuddin had in his coaching era are; He received a point in Asian Games 2010 after 36 years in the Asian Games History. Improved 24 steps of the National Football Team Ranking in FIFA Ranking table in the period of one year with effect from April 2007 to 4 June 2008. Head Coach of Pakistan team who has drawn with Asian Champions Iraq 2007 at Syria. Head Coach of record breaking National Team who has scored 9 goals against Guam on 6 April 2008 at Chinese Taipei that had 7 goals in 1960.• Head Coach of the National Football Team how has won first ever away friendly series against Nepal in 2008. • Head Coach of the PFF Eleven who has drawn with Naniya (Ghana) in 2007 at India. Coach of history making Pakistan National Football Team who has beaten Indian National Football Team with big margin 3–0 at Lahore 2005. Coach of history making U/19 Pakistan Football team who has qualified for Asian Final Round 2000 in Iran after 53 years. Only Football coach in Pakistan who have diploma of specialization in football from Germany. Only Pakistani coach/trainer who has trained/coached three different victorious national teams for international competitions. (1992 Hockey: in Malaysia; 1991: Davis cup tennis team in Jordan; Football: 2000 in Sri Lanka. Received a sum of Rs.75000/= cash award from President PFF for best performance 2005 as a Football Coach. Founder of the five-a-side football in Pakistan. Cash award received from president of Pakistan football federation as a best coach for the year 2000. Received Gold medal as a player of National championship 1980 at Quetta, Pakistan. Physical trainer of U-21 winning Hockey team for Asian youth Hockey championship, 1992, Malaysia. Physical trainer of winning National tennis team for Davis Cup competition 1991 against Jordan. Head coach of U-14 bonze medalist for AFC U-14 football festival Group-C, 2004, Nepal. 2000 millennium award received for best performance in football from Quetta Division sports festival. Best performance award in football received from mini Olympic Games Balochistan for 2000. Best performance award received from Khidmat Khalque Aman Force Pakistan for 2000. Produced many footballer presented national football team in different international football competition e.g., Essa Khan who has declared best player and best scorer of the 9th SAF games 2004 at Islamabad. Life time head coach of AFGHAN FC CHAMAN only football club played all PPL in a row. AFC Coaching "A" License Awarded in Bahrain 2014.

Professional Honours As A Coach :

• Importing training and coaching to IFA Women football team for National women football championship 2013. • Imparting training and coaching to AFGHAN FC CHAMAN for PPL 2013. • Imparting training and coaching to MUSLIM FC CHAMAN for PPL 2013. • Imparting training and coaching to PAK AFGHAN FC CHAMAN for PPL 2013. • Head Coach of the National Football Team for Asian Games 2010 China. • Head Coach of the National Football Team for world qualifier 2010. • Head Coach of the National Football Team for AFC Challenge Cup 2008 held at Chinese Taipei. • Head Coach of the National Football Team for friendly series 2008 at Nepal. • Head Coach of the National Football Team for SAFF Championship 2008 at Maldives. • Head coach of national football team for SAF games 2003. • Took charge as head coach of National Football Team from David Burn for forthcoming international football competition 2001. • Nominated as head coach for National football Team for SAFF Gold cup in 2001 held at Bangladesh. • Head coach of national U-14 football team for AFC U-14 festival group-C, 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal. • Coach of National Football Team for Pakistan – India Football series 2005 Pakistan. • Head Coach of U/13 National Football Team for AFC U-13 Festival 2005 Bangladesh. • National coach for England tour to play friendly fixtures 2001, England. • National coach for world qualifying football championship 2002, Lebanon. • National coach for world qualifying football championship 2002, Thailand. • National coach for U-19 Asian football qualifying round 2000, Sri Lanka. • National coach for U-19 Asian final competition 2000, Iran. • National coach for U-20 Asian football qualifying round 2002, Pakistan. • Head coach of Karachi university football team from 1986 to 1988. • Head coach of NED university football team from 1988 to 1989. • Head coach of Afghan football team from 1990 onward • Head coach of Balochistan football teams from 2000 to date. • Head Coach of Balochistan Women Football Team for Women Football National Championship 2004, 2005 & 2006 Islamabad. • Head Coach of PFF Eleven for the Indian tour from 6 April 2007 to 20 April 2007. • Head Coach of the U/16 National Football Team for AFC U/16 Championship 2007 at Qatar. • Head Coach of Quetta Zorawar for JEO Super league 2010 Karachi. • Due to my imparting training and coaching on regular basis in Balochistan the following players selected for NATIONAL TEAMS in different age categories. 1. Muhammad Essa ex National football team captain Salam-e- PAKISTAN. 2. Shahid Ahmed ex- player of the National team 2007,2008 3. Jaded Khan current National player 2007 on word. 4. Mehmood Khan ex- National player 2007,2009 5. Kaleem Ullah current National team Captain. 6. Ehsan Ullah current national player. 7. Bilawal current National player. 8. Jahangir Khan ex- National player 2007. 9. Ameer Hamza ex-National player 2005,2006,2007and 2009 10. Mehmood Khan junior current National player. 11. Riaz Ahmed current National player. 12. Ehsan Ullah ex-National player 2004,2006 13. Abdul Nasir ex-National player 2005. 14. Muhammad Zubair ex- National player 2006. 15. Muhammad Arsalan ex- National player2006. 16. Jamil Ahmed ex-National player2005. 17. Sadiq ex-National player 2005. 18. Abid ex-National player 2004. 19. Abdul Samad ex- National player 2002. 20. Zain Ullah ex-National player 2010. 21. Latif Ullah ex-National player 2002. 22. Sajjad ex- National player 2009. 23. Muhammad Yousaf ex-National player 2005. 24. Zulfiqar ex- National player 2004. 25. Muhammad Irfan ex-National player 2006. 26. Riffat Mehdi ex-woman National player2007, 2008. 27. Shahista ex-woman National player 2007,2008. 28. Shahida woman National player2007 to onward. 29. Shehlyla woman National player 2007 to onward. 30. Sohila National player 2007 to onward. 31. Wali Khan National player 2012. 32. Majeed Khan National player 2013. 33. Attaullah Khan National player 2013.

Professional Honours As An Instructor :

• Delivered Theoretical and practical knowledge of Football to the students of physical college of BALOCHISTAN for the session of 2013. • Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013 Loralai, • 2nd Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013 Zhob. • 1st Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013 Hazdan Khan School QUETTA. • Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013 (CHAMAN) BALOCHISTAN. • 1st Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013(ZIARAT) BALOCHISTAN. • 1st Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013(PISHIN) BALOCHISTAN. • Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013 (QUETTA) BALOCHISTAN. • 1st Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2013(ZHOB) BALOCHISTAN. • Chief Instructor of coaching seminar 2012 (ISLAMABAD.) • Chief Instructor of PFF ‘D’ Certificate coaching course 2012 (Sibi) Balochistan. • Chief Instructor of PFF ‘D’ Certificate coaching course 2012 Peshawar. • Chief Instructor of PFF ‘D’ certificate coaching course 2011 Islamabad. • Chief Instructor of Football Coaching Course in Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme held at Karachi 2010. • Conducted Coach Instructor Identification Course for A & B, License holders participant held at Lahore 2010 as a Chief Instructor. • Conducted "D" Certificate Football Coaching Course 2009 at Sibi as Chief Instructor. • Conducted PFF "D" Certificate Football Coaching Course 2008 at Quetta as a Chief Instructor. • Delivered Theoretical and practical knowledge to the participants of the "D" Certificate Coaching Course 2008 at Lahore. • Conducted PFF "D" Certificate Football Coaching Course at Quetta 2005 as a Chief Instructor. • Conducted PFF "D" Certificate Football Coaching Course at Peshawar 2006 as a Chief Instructor. • Conducted PFF "D" Certificate Football Coaching Course at Islamabad 2006 as a Chief Instructor. • Transfer knowledge theoretically and practically in AFC ‘C’ license coaching course from 29 August to 11 September 2004, Quetta, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures in AFC ‘C’ license-coaching course held at from 9 August, to 20 August 2001, Quetta, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures on football in connection with senior and junior diploma classes at PSC, 1994, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Delivered lectured on football for senior and junior diploma classes at Government physical college, 1994-95, Quetta, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures on football in connection with senior and junior diploma classes at PSC, 1996, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures about general conditioning training in coaching clinic for National Coaches of 9th SAF games part-II 2000-01, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures and imparting training and Coaching to the participants of special Olympic Course 2000, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures and practical sessions of football for the participants of PSB refresher course 2001, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Delivered lectures and practical sessions of football for college DPE’s solidarity training workshop Balochistan 2002, Quetta, Pakistan. • Conducted refereeing refresher course as a course director for national football referees 2003, Loralai, Pakistan. • Conducted refereeing refresher course as a course instructor for national and FIFA football referees 2004, Quetta, Pakistan. • Transfer knowledge theoretically and practically in first women introductory football coaching course, 2004, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Instructor of Futsal referring and coaching introductory course for first futsal tournament 2004, NSTCC, Quetta, Pakistan. • Instructor of first women football coaching course 2004 at Quetta, Balochistan. • Performed duty as instructor for Balochistan P.T.I (Physical Training Instructors) solidarity workshop from 14 May 2007 to 26 May 2007.

Professional Honours As an Instructor :

• Physical trainer of U-21 national hockey team for Asian championship 1992 Malaysia. • Physical trainer of U-16 national tennis team for youth competition 1990, Hong Kong. • Physical trainer of national tennis team for Asian games 1990, Beijing, China. • Physical trainer of national tennis team for Davis cup-tie 1991, Jordan. • Physical trainer of national tennis team for Davis cup-tie 1994, Taiwan. • Physical trainer of national tennis team for Davis cup-tie 1999, China. • Physical trainer of national tennis team for Davis cup-tie 2003, Japan.

Professional Honours As a Player :

• National first Division player from 1974 to 1986. • Nominated for National football camps 1979/80. • Balochistan selected player for National championship 1979 to 1982.

Played for Clubs.

• Pakistan Customs, • House Building finance corporation Karachi, • Midway Karachi. • Karachi University, • Sindh Balochistan football club Karachi, • Afghan club Quetta, • Afghan club Chaman.

Courses Attended :

• AFC "A" License Coaching Course Bahrain 2014. • AEFCA Symposium Edition XXXlll held at Split (Croatia) 2012. • FIFA/AFC Conference on the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 Malaysia. • Diploma of specialization in football from Leipzig, Germany from 1 March 1993 to 29 July 1993. • Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course under auspices of FIFA from 5 October, to 19 October 1997 in Pakistan. • FIFA futuro course-1 coaching course from 15 July, to 20 July 1992 in Lahore, Pakistan. • FIFA futuro course-11 coaching course from 27 June to 2 July 2000 in Lahore, Pakistan. • Australian sports commission seminar about Theo ring success in sports 1997 in Islamabad, Pakistan. • Australian sports commission course about strength and conditioning principles 1999 Islamabad, Pakistan. • International sports medicine congress 1995 Quetta, Pakistan. • FIFA special coaching course 2004 at Lahore, Pakistan.

Professional Honours As a Technical Expert :

• Chairman of TSG for Women National Football Championship Lahore 2013. • Member of TSG for PFF challenge cup BAHAWALPUR 2013. • Chairman of TSG for Women National Football Championship ISLAMABAD 2012. • Member of Selection Committee for U/14 National Football Team 2012. • Chairman of TSG for PFF Challenge Cup 2010 Multan. • Chairman of TSG for KPT Cup 2010 held at Karachi. • Member of TSG for U/21 National Championship held at Islamabad 2009. • Member of TSG for PFF Challenge Cup 2009 held at Hyderabad. • Imparting Training & Coaching as resource person to Essa Khan Football Academy Chaman. • Match Commissioner for 4th National Premier league Matches at Lahore 2008. • Match Commissioner of the U/15 National Championship 2007 held at Khan-e-Wal. • Chairman of Technical Study Group for U/15 National Football Championship 2007 Khan-e-Wal. • Chairman of the Technical Study Group for PFF Challenge Cup 2008 Karachi. • Match Commissioner for National Premier League Balochistan Zone 2005 Chaman. • Match Commissioner National "B" Division Football League 2005 Quetta. • Match commissioner for first National league Balochistan zone 2004, Quetta. • Match commissioner for all Pakistan Governor gold cup football tournament 2004, Loralai, Pakistan. • Match commissioner for National games football event 2004, Quetta, Pakistan. • Chairman of technical committee for Governor football gold cup 1997-98 Chaman, Pakistan. • Chairman of technical committee for President PFF cup 1999 Chaman, Pakistan. • Analytical expert for Analytical/technical report on football for National games 1997 Karachi, Pakistan. • Analytical expert for analytical/technical report on football for National games 1998, Peshawar, Pakistan. • Match Commissioner for first women National Inter Football Championship 2009 Quetta. • Member of TSG for Under-19 National Championship held at Lahore from 2 October 2009 to 15 October 2009. • Chairman Selection Committee for Under-19 Balochistan Provincial Football Team 2009. • Chairman Selection Committee for Under-16 Balochistan Provincial Football Team 2009.

Professional As a Referee :

• Assistant referee of Pakistan inter services football team v/s Iran inter services football team match, 1990, Islamabad, Pakistan. • Referee of the All Pakistan football tournament 1989, Zhob, Pakistan. • Referee of the All Balochistan football tournament 1994, Chaman, Pakistan. • Referee of the All Balochistan football tournament 1988, Ziarat, Pakistan.


Mohiuddin was part of a coaching committee under Tariq Lutfi during the victorious 3 match series against India in 2005. When Salman Sharida took charge in 2005, Mohiuddin worked as his assistant.

When Sharida quit in 2007, Mohiuddin was given the manager’s role over the short term until a foreign coach could be found. He had to face Asian champions Iraq in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. Losing the first leg 7-0, the team was able to keep the Iraqi’s at bay in the second leg in a nil-nil draw.

The second leg result was seen as a success and Mohiuddin was given the opportunity to remain in command of the national team for the 2008 fixtures. The PFF set a two match away series again Nepal in late March as preparation for the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers. After a 30-hour trip and only a few hours rest, Pakistan lost the first match 2-1, despite having a first half lead. However, in the second match they won 2-0.

They then travelled to Taipei for 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers where Mohiuddin was expected to qualify for the main round. Pakistan first faced Chinese Taipei, and in a spirited displayed they came from 1-0 down to win 2-1. However, everything went wrong against Sri Lanka when Pakistan were thrashed in a humiliating 7-1 defeat. It also signalled the beginning of the end of Mohiuddin's term as Manager. With the final game being a dead rubber, Pakistan had a big win with a 9-2 victory over Guam, Pakistan's biggest victory in their history.

Another disappointing performance in SAFF Championship 2008 where the Pakistan team failed to go beyond the group stages, losing to Maldives 3-0, India 2-1 and Nepal 4-1, signalled the end of Akhtar Mohiuddin as head coach.

He returned as manager with Graham Roberts in late 2010, but the team performed poorly during the 2010 Asian Games where the team lost 3 their matches and drew one he was replaced.

References

Akhtar Mohiuddin Wikipedia


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