LAHORE Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has ordered all the 16 participants of Pakistan Premier Football League that only FIFA/AFC qualified coaches will be allowed to sit on the dugout (or teams bench area) as coach, assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. The PPFL will run from September 16 to December 28 with following teams taking part: KRL, KPT, Army, WAPDA, NBP, PIA, Navy, KESC, Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Chamans Afghan Club, PMC Athletico Club Faisalabad, Lahores PEL, Nushkis Baloch FC, PAF, Sui Southern Gas Company and Sahiwals Young Blood FC. All the Pakistan-based youth football coaches working under the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) AID-27 Financial Assistance Scheme are qualified coaches and are cleared to take coaching staff of any team figuring in the PPFL. It is obligatory for member association benefiting from the AID27 to employ those coaches who have qualified from the AFC coaching courses. The games governing body has asked the teams that it is mandatory to appoint coaches who completed AFC Coaching courses (for 'C, 'B, 'A certificates and Professional Diploma) and working for AFC AID-27 Scheme in PPFL. As part of the integrated development strategy under Vision Asia, the AFC AID-27 program provides financial assistance to 29 eligible member associations including Pakistan to employ coaches for all their non-senior national teams and for regional development programs. The AID27 Program (AID27) provides financial grants within the AFC budget which is ratified by the AFC Congress, to the participating Member Associations in order to develop football at the grassroots and youth level as well as to promote womens football and futsal. Twenty-nine national associations are now receiving the AFC financial support for football development through the salary for coaches, especially grassroots and youth coaches. Pakistan besides Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Cambodia, Guam, India, Iraq, Jordan, DPR Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, East Timor, Vietnam, Yemen and Uzbekistan are eligible for the scheme.