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QPR ace Rehman advises Pakistan FA towards foreign coach

The Queens Park Rangers star believes that the Pakistani FA have to make the right decision.

"There is an abundance of talent in Pakistan but how to nourish and trim it is a big problem impeding the upward movement of the global sport in the country. I see that only good foreign coaches would be able to put Pakistani football on right track," the central defender told The News.

Zesh, who had made his international debut with the SAFF Championship match against Sri Lanka on December 7th, 2005, said that the Pakistani footballers have good fitness levels, but skill-wise they are weak and it is this factor which prevents them to perform up to the expectations.

"I have seen that in Pakistan the coaches mostly focus on improving the fitness of the boys, but don't focus on improving their skills. The football authorities must bring in a well qualified foreign coach and it is high time to take the decision," Zeeshan, who was born in Birmingham in 1983, added.

Zeeshan is also keen to see a solid league structure in Pakistan, saying, without a proper league system Pakistan would not be able to produce good footballers.

"The way we earned a goalless draw against the Asian Champions Iraq during the second leg match in connection with the World Cup 2010 Qualifiers held in Aleppo, Syria on October28 last year was a huge step in a right direction," he continued.

"It was a fantastic tie and I will never forget the moment," Zeeshan recalled.

"I chose to play for Pakistan because I was looking for a realistic chance of long international career. Also, Pakistan is the country where my parents have born and it is a land having a lot of potential because of its huge population. I see a bright future for myself as footballer and for Pakistan as a strong football side."

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