FIFA delegation visits Goa

A two-member FIFA fact-finding team today wound up its visit to Goa after consultations with various stakeholders about developing the sport in the state.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015, 22:15 PM IST
FIFA delegation visits Goa

Panaji: A two-member FIFA fact-finding team today wound up its visit to Goa after consultations with various stakeholders about developing the sport in the state.

Dr Shaji Prabkharan, Regional Development Officer of FIFA in South and Central Asia, and Vincent Subramaniam, Technical Officer, were accompanied by CEO of I-League Sunando Dhar and Scott O'Donnell, Director of AIFF academies during their meeting in the last four days as a part of AIFF initiative for its pilot project of developing football in seven Indian states.

The project is a part of AIFF's four-year strategic plan.

These states include the six states chosen to host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup and Mizoram. The team visited Goa after Bengal, Kerala and Maharashtra.

Now the FIFA team would travel to Guwahati.

"We have met all stakeholders to try and understand the football structure," said Dr Shaji, speaking to media.