KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 (Bernama) -- Malaysian youngster Imran Zakaria, who was given the golden opportunity as a young coach in the 6th Gazprom Football for Friendship International Championship (F4F) in Moscow, is looking forward for more such tournaments in the future.
Imran was given an unusual task for a 12-year-old, to train his fellow 12-year-olds in the F4F social programme supported by Gazprom and FIFA, held at the Sapsan Arena Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
He trained the Grevy's Zebra team which consisted players from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sweden, Mexico, Aruba and Egypt, even though his team fell short in the qualifying match.
"The programme has helped me to make a lot of friends from different countries and play football with them. The three-day training programme before the championship provided me an opportunity to train bright kids from different countries and help them to improve their football skills."
"The championship was very exciting and I was happy to see my team play so well. This has been an amazing experience and I look forward to participate in more tournaments in the future," he was quoted as saying in a statement by the organiser.
In the training camp, called International Friendship Camp, the young ambassadors were sorted into teams of different cultures to interacted with kids from 211 countries and regions.....