AIFF is set to appoint its technical director and has short-listed four candidates for the high-profile post lying vacant for nearly two years and the recruitment is likely to take place around the same time as the national coach.
All India Football Federation president Praful Patel may consider appointing a big name as national team coach only if the candidate fits their criteria, saying the appointment will be done at the earliest.
Hosting U-17 women’s World Cup next year is all about giving impetus. But zero age-group leagues, daily allowance of 600 for national duty, corporates and federation stuck in a vicious cycle have led to drying talent pool and arbitrary selection. The Indian Express takes a look.
Well-placed AIFF sources said a "strong case is being built up" against the seven I-League clubs- Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, Aizawl FC, Minerva FC, Gokulam FC and NEROCA FC -- for withdrawing from the Super Cup.
With All India Football Federation president Praful Patel agreeing to meet them, the aggrieved I-League clubs have shown "eagerness" to participate in the Super Cup, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said Friday.
The Super Cup was shrouded in uncertainty with Minerva Punjab giving the customary pre-match conference and meeting a miss, prompting the All India Football Federation to label it as "blatant disregard".