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First woman in South Asia to coach men’s football team belongs to Pakistan: Raheela Zarmeen

Amna Ansar Aug 07, 2017
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Raheela Zarmeen is first ever women across the South Asia who is to coach men’s football team. Raheela belongs to Balochistan Pakistan.

About Raheela Zarmeen:

  Raheela born in Balochistan and since her childhood she is playing football along with her two sisters. Due to unavailability of women’s football field in Balochistan, Raheela played it on hockey field at her college in Balochistan. Right now Raheela is also providing her services as manager of the National women’s Football Team. She is also the brand ambassador of Leisure League. Additionally, she is now selected as coach for Karachi Electric.


  Raheela is first Pakistani woman who received Master’s degree of FIFA. Due to Zarmeen’s qualification she worked with Asian Football Confedreation (AFC) and FIFA.


  Rubina Irfan, mother of Raheela is considered as the boss of Pakistani women’s football. She is the sister of late Shahlyla Baloch who too was used to play football. Shahlyla passed away on 12 October, 2016 due to car accident in Karachi. Shahlyla played as a forward for Balochistan United and National women team of Pakistan.


  • Raheela was nominated as The Exemplary Women of Pakistan in 2014.
  • Raheela first Pakistani woman to achieve D licence Coaching Course from both AFC and FIFA.
  • In 2009, Raheela represented Pakistan Women Football by attending AFC Women Football Awards in Malaysia.
  • In October 2015, selected as the coach of men’s football team for K-electric.
  • First woman in South Asia to coach men’s football team.

David Beckham was the inspiration of Raheela since she was a kid. Raheela is making Pakistani’s proud by providing her services in the field of football.

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