Brazilian coach Jose Antonio Nogueira arrives in Karachi

Jose Antonio Nogueira at the airport. Photo: News99 Twitter  

KARACHI: Renowned Brazilian coach Jose Antonio Nogueira arrived in Karachi today.

Earlier this month, the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) had announced Nogueira as the new head coach of the Pakistan football team.

The Brazilian will be in Karachi until May 10 to witness the ongoing PFF National Challenge Cup and pick players for the national team. The selected players will take part in a camp in to prepare for the upcoming events of Asian Games and SAFF Championships.

The Brazilian coach will be with the Pakistan football team for three years. He will also work as head of the youth teams. In a video message, earlier this month, Nogueira had said that he would make Pakistan a strong side of Asia.

An experienced coach, Nogueira has coach teams both in his native Brazil and abroad. He has also worked with Al-Ahli, a professional club from Saudi Arabia.

Nogueira will replace Mohammed Shamlan of Bahrain who had served Pakistan until April 2015.

During Shamlan’s time, the PFF and its rival groups had been embroiled in conflict resulting in the game suffering.

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