New Delhi: All India Football Federation`s Club Licensing Committee First Instance Body will meet at the AIFF Headquarters in Football House here on May 21. On agenda is the decision to issue the national and AFC licenses to the license applicants for the 2014/15 season including newly promoted outfit Royal Wahingdoh will be taken by the body.
The call will be taken on the basis of the documents provided by all the parties concerned and the inspection conducted by the AIFF inspection team in the month of April/May.
The committee comprises of chairman Girija Shanker Mungali, FIFA Regional Developmental Officer for South and Central Asia Shaji Prabhakaran, advocate Ushanath Banerjee, Punkaj Jain, a chartered accountant, and I-League CEO Sunando Dhar.
Apart from Pune FC who fulfilled the licensing criteria in the first year itself, all other clubs were given a one-year exemption to comply with the same for the just-concluded season. The 14 clubs in question are Bengaluru FC, Dempo SC, Pune FC, Salgaocar SC, Churchill Brothers, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Sporting Clube de Goa, United SC, Mumbai FC, Rangdajied FC, Shillong Lajong FC, and Royal Wahingdoh.
Licensing is an annual process where all clubs eligible to compete based on sporting merit need to have a license under the AIFF`s Indian club licensing system.