Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s one of the prominent figures in football coaching arena Manzoor Ahmed Dar has successfully completed month long Asian Football Confederation (AFC) “A” License Coaching Certificate Course at Kochi, that concluded on November 28.
The course is the highest level degree in terms of Coach’s Education Programme prescribed by AFC and AIFF. From the valley Manzoor Ahmed and Satpal Singh were among the sixteen participants across the country who selected by AIFF and underwent the month long course at Kochi, that was conducted by FIFA Course Instructor Mr. Fahad Ahmed Almukarik from Bahrain who rated Manzoor one of the potential coaches in coming time.
Jammu & Kashmir has the privilege of already having two AFC “A” Licensed coaches in Sajid Yousuf Dar and Hilal Rasool who are excelling in their respective assignments.
Manzoor Ahmed is currently working as the Chief Coach of Jammu & Kashmir Bank Football Team and Academy beside having direct distinct of being a scout for India’s U-17 World Cup team.
Manzoor Ahmed has started his journey as a player at J&K Bank and captained the Bank side for several years with representing the state team in various national level competitions, before joining the Air India FC for a short span of a season. He completed his NS NIS Diploma in coaching from Patiala in 2010 and thereafter he completed AFC “C” & “B” License Courses respectively.
While speaking to Manzoor Ahmed, he stated “I am thankful to my employer J&K Bank and J&K Football Association who always have encouraged me time and again, and whatever little I have learnt will try to share with others through my coaching. I have always kept myself available for every assignment given to me, having a strong belief of responsibility and contribution towards my State in terms of nurturing our talent which has no dearth.”