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About Bhaichung Bhutia: Padma Shri and Arjuna award winner Bhaichung Bhutia, was born in Sikkim and plays as a striker. He also has a stadium named after him. He is considered as the torchbearer of Indian football internationally.

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Advisor to the AIFF - Appointment

  • On 28 October 2010, he started the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools in Delhi in association with Carlos Queiroz and Nike.

About his appointment:

  • The footballer from Sikkim is set to assist the Indian FA on matters mostly concerning to the senior and junior national teams.
  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointed Bhaichung Bhutia as its advisor for ‘overall issues of the game and the federation. ‘
  • As a matter of fact, Bhutia is already the chairman of the technical committee.
  • AIFF president Praful Patel was quoted saying, ” (We) have appointed Bhaichung Bhutia as advisor to AIFF and myself for the overall issues of the game and the federation. “
  • After his appointment, Bhutia specified that it was important to have a long term vision for development of Indian football on the whole.
  • “I intend to work and coordinate with all stakeholders including the Ccubs and the state FAs to take Indian football forward. I would focus on youth development programmes and restructuring and professionalizing the respective state football associations, ” he further mentioned.
  • “I want to form a core group to guide and provide support to the state football associations. The scouting programmes need to be in place as well as the grassroots programs. We need to have a long term vision, ” he added.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 20, 2015

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