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India nomited for AFC member association award

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Nov 30: India has been nomited for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Association (Developing) Award of the Year along with Vietm and Malaysia.

The results of the nomitions will be announced at the AFC Awards Night in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a release on Wednesday.

The award is given to a member association in recognition of its professiol administration and governce as well as its exceptiol contribution to the development and promotion of the game at all levels within the country.

This includes grassroots and youth development work, women’s football development and social responsibility.

The AIFF, according to a statement, conducted 29 AFC courses inclusive of two AFC “A” license courses, five AFC “B” license courses, 20 AFC “C” license courses and two AFC goalkeeping Level 1 courses. Around 210 coaches became AFC certified through these courses.

The AIFF also said out of the 40 academies which applied for accreditation to play in the U-16 and U-18 youth leagues of the AIFF, 26 have passed scrutiny. (IANS)

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