Meet The Team
Prince Choudary
Founder/Manager/Chairman
"It is admirable at his age how he has repeatedly moulded young players into an attacking and technically brilliant way of play" - Fabrice Muamba- Former Pro on Prince
                      
A Law graduate, multilingual Prince is the brains behind AC London; single handily started the club at the tender age of 16. 
In his role as chairman, Prince will:
  • Provide leadership and direction for the club
  • Oversee the work of the Club Committee
  • Chair meetings of the club
  • Advocate of the football club for the local community
  • Apply to the FA's Community Awards
  • Organise a pre-season briefing for players and parents/carers at the start of each season detailing acceptable standards of behavior

Prince has the following football qualifications and honors to date:
+ Youngest Founder, Chairman or manager at amatuer youth level
+ Youngest Founder, Chairman or manager at amatuer Adults level
+ Youngest Founder, Chairman or manager at Semi professional level
+ FA Level 1                          + FA Level 2                         + FA Goalkeeper level 1
+ Youth Module 1                + Youth Module 2              + Youth Module 3
+ Child Welfare Officer        + Safeguarding children    +First Aid
+ Talent ID                             + Futsal
+ London County U21 runners up
+ Surrey SEC cup winners

AC London is run by entirely by volunteers and all money generated is reinvested into the club. Underneath is a list of all roles that we have on our committee along with the name of the person currently holding the role and a brief description.
Akar Bapir
Vice Chairman
Akar has successfully completed his Coaching Level 2, Youth Module and is currently studying for a Bachelor Honours degree in Sports Coaching and Science. Akar has also completed an internal Talent ID course at St Georges Park and is currently working towards his UEFA B License.

Whilst studying for his degree, he was hired in the season 2013/2014 at AC London as the Team Analyst. His duties were to work alongside the coach and to analyze the various training methods as well as team matches. His educational background formed the basis of the sport science approach that proved pivotal in the development of the philosophy of the team. The influence of which later led to AC London’s cup triumph.

During the season Akar was also called upon to wipe the cobwebs off his boots and make several appearances for the club.

As well as his role with A.C London, Akar has also made a name for himself scouting for Brentford F.C. His abilities to coach have also been highlighted in his success as an assistant manager for a soccer school. The soccer school, which ranges from ages 7-16 aims to improve skills, fitness and general understanding of the sport for all abilities. The many young players who have been invited for various trials and academy signings have shown the success of the soccer school.

Above all Akar has the community at heart and this is evident in his contributions to society. As well as being a mentor and a coach for the Zesh Rehman Foundation, promoting educational programs with Brentford’s Community Trust in schools has also been key in his influence on the younger population.

Akar's role will mainly require him to support the Chairman, support all other commmittee members with their roles, be prepared to step into the role if Chairperson is absent.
‘‘It is a privilege to be taken on board as Vice Chairman at A.C London. Having played the game, it is a whole new world being part of the management of a team. I cannot wait to give my knowledge and experience to move the club forward. AC London is a club that is going to make history in the coming years and to be part of that is special.’’
                      
Valdemar Afonso
Head Coach

Over 50 years of coaching experience

Ex professional goalkeeper- capped by Portugal U21.

Coached youth football all over the world, most notably with  Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Valencia, Porto and Benfica.

Only UEFA Professional Licensed manager in non-league football

Valdemar has the following coaching qualifications:
•FA Level 1 and 2
•UEFA B
•UEFA A
•UEFA Pro


"Its an honour to have the professor at the club, he is a phenomenal coach and a true gent, a credit to the beautiful game." - Prince on Valdemar joining the club
                      
Zesh Rehman
Ambassador
Zeshan "Zesh" Rehman is a British-Pakistani professional footballer who plays for Pahang FA in the Malaysia Super League as a defender.
 
He was the first British Asian to start a Premier League match and is the first to have played in all four divisions of professional football in England. He also plays for the Pakistan national football team and was the first Pakistani international footballer to play professional football in England, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia, as well as the first Pakistani international to play in the AFC Cup. He started his career at Fulham and made a total of 21 league appearances. During his time at Fulham he had loan spells at Brighton & Hove Albion and Norwich City. Having previously represented England at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels, in 2005 he made his debut for Pakistan. A transfer to Queens Park Rangers followed and he went on to make 46 appearances for the club. During his three years there he went on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion, Blackpool and Bradford City.
 
The third transfer of his career involved him moving to Bradford on a free transfer in June 2009. So far Rehman has made fifteen appearances for the Pakistan national team and has participated in the World Cup 2010 qualifiers. Outside of football he is known for being an ambassador for Kick It Out and the Show Racism The Red Card campaign.

"Prince gained his qualifications whilst working at the foundation, the day I first met him, I knew this lad was a bit different to the rest, the hunger, desire, passion and eagerness to learn was of different level, the boy is a prodigy and without doubt will go onto achieve huge things". Zesh on the Chairman
                      
Alejandro Fajer
Football Director
Alejandro has played professional football in US Olympic player development, Mexico's third division as well as being crowned champion of Liga MX U-20 with Santos Laguna (Mexico's first division). He is also a chemical engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana. 


 

Prince who made the appointment said: "Its a great for him to start at such a young age, will do him wonders. I have seen his plans and ideas for the club and I have much faith in him. I believe he is the right man to take us forward and bring success to the club."