It was a Saturday evening (25th August 2007); I switched off the ringer volume of my mobile and took a nap. I woke up close to dusk and checked my phone to see if there were any important calls. It took me by surprise to read a message from Football Association of Maldives.
The message reads…
“You have been nominated to be on the Technical Development Committee (TDC) of FAM. Would like to hear your views before sending a formal request. Thank you”
I was surprised for the reason that I have not been involved formally in training any football team, but I have trained many top professional footballers in the country. Well I was looking forward for the challenge. And I believe this is a start to explore more in the world’s top sport.
On the inauguration meeting I met the group of experienced and well qualified professionals who have been selected for the committee. The members of TDC include:
Mr. Mauroof Ahmed – Martey (Football Coach)
Dr. Hussain Haleem (Sports Psychologist, Sociologist)
Mr. Moahmed Rasheed (Nutritionist)
Mr. Mohamed Marzooq – Marey (Specialist in Football Studies)
Mr. Ali Suzain (Football Coach)
Mr. Abdulla Waheed – Binmma (Football Coach)
Mr. Ismail Mahfooz – Imma (Football Coach)
Mr. Ahmed Niyaz (Football Coach)
After the first meeting I understood that the challenge ahead is great as I will be able to put my ideas and views to flavor the Physical Fitness development bit which is my professional area. And most of all to work with this bunch of experience top professionals in the industry.
My sincere thanks to Football Association of Maldives for providing this opportunity to work in the TDC of FAM to develop football in Maldives