By our correspondent
LAHORE: FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee has hired the services of Brazilian goal-keeping coach Marcelo Costa Schroeder. Marcelo has joined the men’s team camp which is underway in Lahore.
After completing his Bachelor’s from Moura Lacerda University, he started working with São Paulo Cup for Junior Soccer in 1994. He remained connected with Green Planet as a soccer coach in 1997. He has a bundle of professional experience along with international coaching certifications. He recently served as goalkeeping coach for Pakistan National Team – Word Cup 2022 Qualifying from February 2019 to November 2019.
He got his Goalkeeping Level 3 Coaching Certification from (Asian Football Confederation), Goalkeeping Coaching Course from CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation), German methodology Goalkeeping Coaching Course from QFA (Qatar Federation Association), and -FIFA Goalkeeping Coaching Course in 2010.
Sharing his views, Marcelo Costa said: “It is a great pleasure for me to rejoin the Pakistan team as a goal-keeping coach. I am thankful to the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) which trusted my abilities and provided me with an opportunity to train the goalkeeper according to international standards,” he added.
“I will share all my experience with this team and my tactics to make them the matchless side of Asia. No doubt, the boys have the potential and with proper guidance and training, they can be made the toughest side for the opponents,” Marcelo said. He further said that my first priority is to further polish the strength of green shirts.