AIFF president, secretary general meet FIFA chief, hold ‘constructive’ discussion

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The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) prime two officers, together with newly appointed president Kalyan Chaubey, held an “encouraging and constructive” discussion on Indian soccer with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino .

Chaubey, a former goalkeeper who has represented each Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in his enjoying days, was accompanied by the nationwide federation’s new secretary general Shaji Prabhakaran.

“AIFF President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran known as upon FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino on the FIFA Office in Doha, Qatar on Friday, Sept 9, 2022.”

“They had an encouraging and constructive assembly with the FIFA President on the longer term growth of Indian Football,” the AIFF mentioned in an announcement. “Discussions had been held on key facets of growth of Indian soccer, and areas that require precedence focus.”

Infantino confirmed he’ll go to India within the close to future, it mentioned.

“All the doable high-impact initiatives and programmes regarding Indian soccer can be finalised earlier than the FIFA President’s go to to India,” the nationwide federation mentioned within the assertion.

Chaubey was elected because the president of AIFF after he beat former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia 33-1 within the September 2 elections. The 45-year-old Chaubey, a Bharatiya Janta Party chief from West Bengal, is the primary former participant to be elected as the top of Indian soccer’s governing physique.

A day later long-time administrator Prabhakaran was appointed to the post of secretary general of the AIFF.

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