INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - MAY : 2015

AIFF appointed India U-19 Head Coach, Lee Johnson.

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AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : The Cabin door wasn't fully shut when you decide to knock. You had gone in wanting to greet National Coach Stephen Constantine but instead you get to greet another gentlemen as a bonus - the India U-19 Head Coach, Lee Johnson, also the Head Scout for the National Team.

Lee comes to India with a repertoire of experience which is quite exceptional given his age (34). Prior to landing in 'Incredible India' Lee was working as the Technical Director of Rwanda where he was also the Head Coach for the U-17 National Team.

Where were you prior to that, you enquire.

'I worked with the Chelsea FC Academy for six years and also at the Crystal Palace FC Academy for five years.'

Constantine feels Lee’s presence will immensely boost "Player development in India."

"Lee brings a whole lot of valuable commodities with him. What we require is a full understanding of how young Players need to learn. Lee has been fortunate enough to work for two big Clubs in England and has also had the opportunity to witness top Football Coaches in action."

"In addition to his duties as U-19 National Coach, he will also be the National Team Scout and the Assistant Coach, National Team. We have worked together in Rwanda and have known each other for the last three or more years and his value addition will be immense."

You turn to Lee and he mentions about the summer heat. "I am happy to be here and I'm thankful to the AIFF for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I am looking forward to working with Stephen and everyone involved within the Federation to help develop football in the Country."

"In such a big Country you need to find them in order to further enhance the National Team squads. I will be travelling to Hero I-League matches and also youth games to identify potential players for the future," he says.

'If we don't look we don't find,' he hits it on the head.

'We need to make sure that everyone understands what we are trying to do, and it's all for the benefit of Indian Football. We have got the potential to do good things and be successful.'

The silent revolution which Indian Football is going through at the moment benefits the Players the most. In fact, many a generation would be jealous of them where the present crop of Players has the privilege of training first under Nicolai Adam from where they graduate to train under Lee and eventually Constantine.

The next step which the sport in the Country has been waiting for so long is being set for the generation to supersede everyone and travel overseas to make a mark, maybe even in Europe.

Lee who was in Pune to watch the U-19 I-League will be based in Goa. "The AIFF U-19 boys resume training on 25th(May 25, 2015). "We would be working primarily for the AFC U-19 Qualifiers later this year and look forward to playing in the ACT U-19 Championship which would help us prepare for the Competition."

CR-7 donate 5 million Pound to Nepal Earthquake victims.

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CR-7 missed the penalty last night against Valencia but helped the team from a trailing 0-2 to final score 2-2 in La Liga Round 36 Matches but Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been no stranger to charitable acts throughout his career, has donated Pound 5 million help the earthquake victioms of Nepal which killed more than 8,000 people and injured another 20,000 last month.

as per the French Football Magazine sofoot, kind hearted Ronaldo also asked his all twitter and face book fans to donate for the victims of Nepal. This is not a new to Ronaldo who is being involved with so many Social And Charity Funds.

  • Donation of 1.5 million euros for the children of Gaza on. Ronaldo donates his 2011 golden boot for schools of Gaza

  • Ronaldo donates EURO 60,000 to a child for cortical dysplasia's operation. For a child Spanish boy named Erik Ortiz Cruz who was suffering from a rare brain disorder

  • Donation of UEFA 100000 dollar check to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Portugal captain donated Pound 100,000 to the hospital in Madeira that saved his mother's life in 2009 which led to the development of a cancer centre in the archipelago.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo donating blood and other social activities like visiting cancer hospitals etc

    He is involved with the following major charitable organisations:

    === Aid Still Required ('A non-profit corporation, founded to champion forgotten issues and people left behind after natural disasters and other crises')

    === Cahonas Scotland - ('A Male Cancer Awareness Charity in Scotland')

    === Save the Children - ('Creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world')

    === UNICEF - ('To improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.')

    == World Vision - ('A relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.')