Shahzaib Ahmed Khan: Embarks on a Professional Coaching Journey with UEFA and Barcelona University Certifications
By News Desk
June 4, 2023 08:27 PM
Shahzaib Ahmed Khan, a true trailblazer in Pakistan's football scene, has just achieved an extraordinary milestone by obtaining his FA Level 2 (UEFA C) coaching certification from Dubai!
With an impressive playing career, successful grassroots initiatives, and qualifications from Barca Innovation Hub and English FA, Shahzaib's commitment to professional development is unmatched. This achievement is another stride towards excellence and solidifies his status as a visionary in football development, inspiring young talents and empowering communities along the way.
In the dynamic realm of football, there are individuals who not only excel on the field but also contribute significantly to the sport's growth and development. One such figure is Shahzaib Ahmed Khan- a player, manager, and visionary in Pakistan's football landscape. His recent achievement of obtaining an FA Level 2 (UEFA C) football coaching certification from Dubai highlights his commitment to professional development and shaping the future of football in Pakistan.
Over the years, Shahzaib has carved a successful playing career, ascending to the highest echelons of Pakistan Football. However, his hunger for the sport led him to explore the realm of coaching. With over a decade of experience as a player and manager, Shahzaib embarked on a journey of grassroots talent development in Pakistan. Shahzaib is the founder of Abdul FC, a decorated professional futsal and football club in Karachi. He is also co-founder of Karachi City FC, a football academy with a specific focus on empowering the youth and women of Karachi. Additionally, Shahzaib serves as the Director of Football at the The Warriors Academy.
Shahzaib's dedication to professional development is evident through his extensive pursuit of coaching qualifications. Notably, he has obtained four certifications from Barca Innovation Hub, the official online hub for FC Barcelona University. These include Leadership, Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Barca Coach Academy Level 1, Certificate in Sports Psychology in Athlete Development, and Certificate in Football Tactical Analyst. These certifications reflect Shahzaib's commitment to excellence and his eagerness to stay abreast of the latest advancements in coaching methodologies. Furthermore, Shahzaib has expanded his expertise through various courses offered by the English FA. He completed the EE Playmaker course, Safeguarding course, Futsal Level 1 course, and FA Level 1 Course in football coaching.
Recently, Shahzaib's pursuit of excellence led him to undergo a rigorous two-week FA Level 2 (UEFA C) football coaching certification program in Dubai. Sponsored by the Crimson Group of Companies, the platinum sponsor of Abdul FC and a partner in Shahzaib's vision of football talent development in Pakistan, this program has immensely enriched his footballing journey. Sharing the experience with only two other Pakistanis, Shahzaib had the privilege of learning alongside notable figures such as Saaadullah Khan, an ex-Pakistan football player, Chris Cahill, brother of legendary Australian premier league striker Tim Cahill, and Aleksey Rios, a Belarus international who has played in UEFA Champions League matches.
Shahzaib Ahmed Khan's recent certification from Dubai further solidifies his status as a pioneer in football development in Pakistan. His unwavering dedication to professional development, combined with his playing career and grassroots initiatives, showcases his commitment to shaping the future of football in the country. Aspiring players and coaches can draw inspiration from Shahzaib's journey and his determination to make a lasting impact in the world of football. With his sights set on obtaining a UEFA A coaching license in the future, Shahzaib continues to inspire and empower young men and women of Pakistan.