Thursday, June 30, 2005

Asian training program to improve goalkeepers

Eight coaches are attending the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) goalkeeper coaching course which began in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Malaysia’s Lim Chuan Chin was joined by Xu Tao (China), Yoshio Kato (Japan), Haroon Amur Hamed (Oman), Jose Marcelio Carpio (Philippines), Hamad Amer Al Yami, Jassim Al Harbi (Ksa) and Maher Berakdar (Syria).

Goalkeeping educators Martin Thomas and Tony Parks from England are conducting the nine-day course following the AFC technical committee’s decision to accelerate the development of coaches and players in the region.