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AIFF Election: Shaji Prabhakaran appointed as new General Secretary of AIFF by Executive Committee

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AIFF Selection: AIFF Live: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday announced that Shaji Prabhakaran will be the new…

AIFF Selection: AIFF Live: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday announced that Shaji Prabhakaran will be the organisation’s new general secretary and the proposal of his name for the post by newly appointed chief Kalyan Chaubey was given unanimous approval at the executive committee meeting. at the headquarters of Indian football, Football House. Follow AIFF football live updates on InsideSport.IN

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Besides vice-president NA Harris, treasurer Ajay Kipa, all other newly elected executive committee members and the six prominent footballers co-opted into the committee, except Bhaichung Bhutia, were present in the meeting. Welcoming the members, the AIFF President said, “This is the first time that six former prominent players are part of the committee as per the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

AIFF Election: Shaji Prabhakaran appointed as new General Secretary of AIFF by Executive Committee

We have to work together and at no point should any personal ego come as a roadblock to our efforts to take Indian football forward together. Discipline is the key to success and we have to be accountable according to the set deadlines.”

The President suggested Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran’s name as new General Secretary of All India Football Federation which was unanimously approved by all the members. “Dr Shaji’s past experience as a FIFA Regional Development Officer will bring in new and fresh ideas which will give Indian football the much needed boost,” said Chaubey.

In accordance with the AIFF President’s suggestion, the committee also unanimously appointed Sunando Dhar as the new Deputy General Secretary of AIFF. The committee decided to appoint IM Vijayan as the chairman of the new AIFF technical committee. Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Climax Lawrence, Harjinder Singh, Arun Malhotra and Pinki Bompal will be the other members of the AIFF Technical Committee.

AIFF Election: Shaji Prabhakaran appointed as new General Secretary of AIFF by Executive Committee

Meanwhile, former Indian captain Shabbir Ali was unanimously appointed as the chairman of the advisory committee.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Friday announced the name of its president in its 85-year history, with Kalyan Chaubey defeating the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia in the election for the top post.

The 45-year-old Chaubey, a former goalkeeper with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, prevailed 33-1 as former India football captain Bhutia lost the election and got just 1 vote. All 14 candidates who had filed nominations for as many board member positions were elected unopposed.

With FIFA lifting the ban, Chaubey’s duty is more extreme than ever to restore normalcy at an organizational level as India are set to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in October.

Follow AIFF football live updates on InsideSport.IN

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