Pharouk Hussein – CEO
Pharouk is the founder of American Student Athlete Logistics and Director of International Affairs for Kits for Peace. Prior to managing ASAL, he coached at Newman University (NCAA D2) in Wichita, KS and also coordinated the sports program for the Wichita YMCA. He has playing experiences within the NCAA, NJCAA, PDL and MISL. Pharouk has a MBA in International business and bachelors in Sports communication.
Mario Felix – European tournaments coaching Director
Mario Felix is the assistant head coach at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Westmont reached the NAIA Championships Elite 8 in 2017 and won 5 national championships. Mario is also the head coach for the Santa Barbara Soccer Club. Prior to coaching in California, he was the men’s head soccer coach at Bethel College in Newton, KS as well as the U19 Wichita Rush boys team. He has further coaching experience at Colorado Christian University (NCAA D2), MidAmerica Nazarene University (NAIA) and Kansas University (NCAA D1).
Alfred Selassie Ofori – Events & recruiting coordinator
Selassie has held various positions within ASAL and has managed events within west Africa. Since 2014, he has worked with soccer teams on the national, professional, academy and high school levels within Ghana & Nigeria. He has a background in marketing, journalism, videography and coaching.
Andre Braithwaite – Coach & Scout
Braithwaite had his University playing career at Newman University and Kansas City Kansas Community College. Braithwaite studied business administration and management with a minor in accounting. Andre started his pro career at the Kansas City Comets in 2012. In 2012 the Comets made it to the final of the MISL championship and in 2013/2014 he helped the Kansas City Comets win their first MISL championship. In 2018, the KC Comets traded Braithwaite to the Utica F.C. and then to Florida Tropics. Andre is currently the coaching director for Soar FC.
Theo Opai – Manager Africa
Oumar Seck -Academy Partner
Rodolfo Santos – Manager Brazil
Preben Stangeland – Coach & scout
General Qualifications : High School degree, enrolled in undergraduate or graduate university, previous experience in the desired position
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