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July 9, 2020

PFF NC hires Spanish coach as director technical

Sports

July 9, 2020

KARACHI: Despite the prevailing uncertainty about the resumption of domestic football activities due to COVID-19, Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Normalization Committee on Wednesday announced that it has hired the services of Spain’s Daniel Limones as Director Technical for the next six months.

“Today I am going to make an important announcement. We have hired the services of Daniel Limones as Director Technical for six months,” PFF Normalisation Committee chairman Humza Khan told a virtual news conference.

“He has officially joined PFF,” Humza was quick to add.

Limones, who also attended the news conference, was previously associated with Spanish La Liga giants Club Atletico de Madrid and was working with the club’s academy as head coach and academy manager.

After having failed to meet its mandate of holding PFF elections within nine months, NC has got an extension of over six months until December 31, 2020, to fulfil the obligations for which FIFA appointed it.

“Appointing Daniel was not an immediate decision but once we got a suitable candidate we appointed him,” said Humza, who refused to divulge information about the privileges which the Spanish will be receiving during his stint with the PFF NC.

When asked what the need was of appointing Daniel when it is expected that in the six months no football activities would be held, Humza said Daniel would prepare a blue-print and that would help in future.

“Daniel will prepare a blue-print on coaches education, events and other technical aspects of the game and when we pass on the PFF headquarters and the road-map for football development to the elected PFF they may take help from it,” Humza said.

Limones, a UEFA Pro Licence coach, has also worked at other Spanish clubs, including Rayo Vallecano. As PFF’s Technical Director, Limones will design and execute strategies for football development.