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Former player is the new Deputy General Secretary of Indian football

Tue 05 January 2021 | 17:55

India will have a Deputy General Secretary of the All India Football Federation for the first time.

Abhishek Yadav

former

India

International has been appointed as the Deputy General Secretary of the All India Football Federation. He is the first one to be in charge of this position. Yadav had several responsibilities as he was the National Team Director and Chief Operating Officer for the India Under-17 team.

His responsibility is to develop the national teams and players across all age groups and also for women and men at the same time. This is one of the first instances where a former player has been entrusted with one of the top positions in the Indian FA. 

“Abhishek has done a commendable job so far and I have personally observed Abhishek grow in stature as an administrator,”

AIFF President Praful Patel was quoted saying by PTI.

“I must thank AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das who has guided and given me valuable inputs throughout my time I have been involved in the AIFF set up. I also have to thank the President (Praful Patel) for supporting me in various football development initiatives,”

Yadav said.

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