The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Sunday said that it has appointed German national Otto Pfister as new head coach of the national football team.
The contract with Pfister was signed during a press conference in capital Kabul on Sunday.
Anosh Dastgir who was a member of the Afghan football team in the past has been hired as assistant coach, the AFF said in a statement.
The AFF has also inked contract with Ali Askar-ul Ali as manager of the Afghanistan national football teams.
Following the event, Kramuddin Karim, AFF head said that the new team staff should be supported by the people, especially by the members of the AFF.
Karim stressed that using the Afghan talents can be worthy in all the sectors, indicating that the players who have been influential were chosen to lead the national team.
According to AFF, with the latest appointments, the problems of the Afghanistan national football team players would be assessed and solutions would be found in order to compete well in the future matches.
Otto Pfister said that he will use his all experience to introduce Afghan players with good techniques, adding that he has plans for the development of the Afghan football.
The contract with Pfister has signed, replacing the former coach Peter Segrt.
Otto Pfister has been involved in Association football for almost 60 years, he began his coaching career in Switzerland as player-coach in 1961 at the age of just 23.