New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) had signed a memorandum of understanding back in October last year to develop and promote the sport in India.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valckye had stated, “It is a partnership where we will work on all aspects of football in India. We will support by providing human support, technical support. It is a partnership where we will spend time working days and we will have people in the structure to support in the All India Football Federation in its development.”
As part of the agreement, a delegation from FIFA is to arrive in Delhi tonight and shall conduct a three-day workshop to help the Indian FA come up with a strategic plan.
“The FIFA delegation is coming here to help us with a strategic plan. They had earlier made a visit a couple of months back. We are in the process of developing or creating our 4-year strategic plan. This is for the first time that the AIFF is actually creating a strategic plan and FIFA is supporting and helping us to create the strategic plan,” Kushal Das, the AIFF general secretary, told Goal.
“There will be a detailed and very intensive workshop or interaction with the AIFF. We are in the process of giving final touches to our plan. Mr. Valckye knows that FIFA is working on the strategic plan along with the AIFF and there are others are involved operationally. They will look at every aspect from the I-League to the competitions and so on,” he mentioned.
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