Guiseley Academy Player Earns First Team Contract
Guiseley AFC have confirmed that academy winger Tabish Hussain has sign a one year first team contract with the club. Hussain had a birthday to remember last weekend when he made International debut for Pakistan in a World Cup qualifier against Cambodia.
Hussain, returned to the country on wednesday after visiting four countries in nineteen days with the Pakistan team and he immediately put pen to paper on a new contract with the Lions. Having made his first team debut last season as a non contract player, he went on to make a handful of appearances for the club before breaking his leg.
After being out of action for most of the season he battled back to fitness to be part of the Guiseley academy title winning side before getting a call up for the Pakistan men’s squad for their two World Cup qualifying games against Cambodia. Hussain is the youngest player to have played in the Green Shirts in a squad that included former Bradford City player Zesh Rehman.
After playing in front of a crowd of 36,800 in Cambodia for the first leg game the young winger admits he will no longer have nerves playing in front of crowds in the Vanarama National League North. Speaking about his international experience Tabish Hussain said, ”It was an unbelievable experience and being the youngest player to play for my country they really looked after me. I am really happy to have signed for Guiseley, it is a great club with great supporters and I am looking to kick on and develop my game with.
Everyone at the club has been brilliant with me and the fans are fully supportive of me. Guiseley is a real community club and I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else, the managers are really supportive too and when I got the call to sign a new first team contract I was over the moon. I have had an amazing time in the academy with outstanding coaches in Dave Currie and Danny Ellis who have helped me develop so much and given me confidence. Head Therapist Ash Proctor has also played a big part especially after I broke my leg.
It was lovely to have my mum and dad out in Cambodia to see me make my debut, my dad has taken me everywhere from about the age of seven to play football and seeing me play in a World Cup game was a bit of a reward and a thank you to him. It was an experience I will never forget.”