Monika Staab arrives at Lahore

Monika Staab Famous German Women soccer coach Monika Staab arrived at Lahore on Monday for one-month Women Football Training Program. During her stay in the country, starting from Karachi, she will conduct Coaching Camp of Pakistani Women footballers at headquarters of four provinces and regions.

I don’t know about the future of Women Footballers in Pakistan, but I can see at least some progress which I haven’t seen in history.

Once Commenting at an occassion: national women’s team coach Tariq Lutfi said, “At the moment our players have a very low standard. They have no speed, skills and worse, no body co-ordination”.

“They already have done that” Lutfi pointed out. “The process has started but now there will only be progress if our players work very hard”, said Lutfi commenting on progress of training camps, emphasizing women to work harder.

I believe this problem is not just with women, our men are equally lazy when it comes to Football. Moreover, we severely lack in technique. Above all,There is an utmost need of continual effort from everybody. Being it me, you, men, women, kids, school sport masters, coaches, federation chief, everyone!

I personally feel that the problem won’t be fixed in the matter of 30 days. Now that Monika Staab’s visit could be the first drop of rain, I feel there should be more visit of such players to the country on regular and permanent basis (for the period of 3 months at least). Such renowned players should be invited to Train the Coaches of the 4 provinces.


I don’t think only the hardwork by the boys and girls would do much of a trick. Our Coaches too have a very long way to sport.

This might be a start to a better future!? Lets hope for the best!
(on a side note: Somebody can just refurbish the website of PFF, its a mere crap. :))

17 Comments so far

  1. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    Pleasant but uphill task, need a major change in cultural attitudes.

  2. Phil (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 1:17 am

    Monika Staab is a welcome sign for women sport alleviation. Women football has a better ranking than men’s football team. But FIFA coaches have been coming to Pakistan for coaching the national and local teams on very short periods, plus hold seminars etc. but there is a severe lack of funding from the country. The only funding that goes around is the from the FIFA or AFC :/

  3. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 1:28 am

    Welcome to LMB Phil. Thanks for your comment. It is a news to me that Pakistani Women Footballers have a better ranking than Men Footballers. There is a serious need of awareness. I feel the the incharge (Faisal Saleh Hayat?) doing some effort but not enough to bring some glory to the country. Could be better efforts than Past, still he should do more of it.

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:24 am

    I do not know why, but this reminded me of the hashar nashar of Lahore Merathon :|

  5. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:48 am

    “What family would want a daughter-in-law who can run around kicking football all day but can’t make round chapattis?”

    From: Bend It Like Beckham (the movie)

    well, the ultimate dilemma of all the Amma’s these days… :)

  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 4:01 am

    lolz…and also aalo gobhi :) ..gr8 movie..realistic.

  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 4:21 am

    I could have been captain of pakistan’s women cricket team :(

  8. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 4:33 am

    u still can…why not!

    looking at your posts, u can also make an excellent expert commentator :)… but i am sure u can do wonders for our women’s team… i say go for it…

    and u can learn aalo gobhi later!

  9. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 10:24 am

    Lol@ faraz

    Oh they’re just scared … round chapatis doesn’t matter when you only have to eat them ;-)

  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:41 am

    @faraz: :D koi masla he nahi. Perfectness bhi kisi chirya ka naam hay.

  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    >>>I believe this problem is not just with women, our men are equally lazy when it comes to Football.

    100% true. I always see our team participating in the World Cup :) …aah madness.

  12. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    @PS: aur bhi cheezein hain perfection kay liyay ;-)

  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 12:10 pm


  14. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

    Anyways, after her arrival i assume we will be having a few davidi bechhemis :D …david bekhems and micheal owens already exist.

  15. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    Always YES to sports. Support sports.

  16. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    its not the laziness, its poor infrastructure, poo training, politics and money that brings these sports down to ground.

  17. Abdul Mannan (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 3:08 am

    Dear, I think PFF website is one of the best in the world. Is there anyone come to know that there is no web of Saudi football federation.
    Few weeks ago Pakistan under 13 took part in Dhaka event where 11 more teams there. And can anyone believe that full details of 22 players of Pakistan team is in PFF website while other 11 countries, incl Iran, India, Bangladesh, failed to post a single word on their team. Greak work by persons managing PFF website. Big Salute to them.

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