AFC AND AIFF SET UP JOINT TASK FORCEAIFF PRESS RELEASE 23.08.2016 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) today visited the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to share their plans for the future structure of Indian Football.
The AIFF delegation, led by General Secretary Kushal Das, outlined the proposed plans for development of football in India to AFC management, led by AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John.
It was agreed that the AFC would set up a joint taskforce with the AIFF to discuss the next steps and the first meeting is scheduled to take place after the AFC Extraordinary Congress, which is being held in Goa on September 27, 2016.
Dato’ Windsor John said: “The AFC has been following the developments in India extremely closely. The AFC’s Vision and Mission sets the goal of ensuring that football is the number one sport in Asia and India is a very important country if we are to achieve that objective.”
“Football in India has great potential for growth and development as was outlined by AIFF and it is important that we get the right structures and programmes in place so that the sport in India can grow – and this is something AFC can assist with.”
Kushal Das welcomed the establishment of a joint taskforce with the AFC, and said: “AIFF is grateful for the welcome and the advice that has been offered by Dato’ Windsor John and the AFC team. We look forward to working with them to achieve the best for Football in India.”
MOHUN BAGAN AGREED TO PLAY THE CFL DERBY 2016
23.08.2016: At last Mohun Bagan agreed to play the much awaited CFL Derby against their arch rival East Bengal. This was decided in a meeting at Kolkata after a joint meeting between the IFA Secretary Utpal Ganguly and Mohun Bagan officials Anjan Mitra, Debasish Dutta and Srinjay Bose. Though the venue and the date of the Derby is yet to be finalized.
Mohun Bagan officials refused to play as they were demanding 25% shares from TV broadcasting and ticket sale. While interacting after the meeting in a club at Kolkata , Utpal Ganguly , IFA Secretary said that Mohun Bagan are demanding logically and it is likely that 25% share from the ticket sale will be given to the participating teams and the rest 50% will be enjoyed by IFA. But it is not possible to share the amount from the TV broadcasting rights.
There will be an executive meeting of IFA shortly to finalize the venue and date of the biggest carnival of Indian football