New Assam Football Association Body Plans To Revive Soccer In State
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: New executive committee of the Assam Football Association has chalked out elaborate plan to revive soccer in the State. The plan included sophisticated training programme for the players in grassroot level as well as the launch of an academy in its Vijay Nagar plot.
New president of the Assam Football Association Naba Kumar Doley, who is also the Panchayat and Rural Development (Independent) etc Minister of the State, today talking to the media persons said, “We will try our best to bring back the lost glory of soccer in Assam and all the members are ready to give full efforts to reach that goal.”
Disclosing the plans and programmes of the new committee Doley today said, “We hava a plot at Vijaynagar and we have planned to start a soccer academy on that plot very soon. At the same time we will work to find out the hidden talent from the different parts of the State as we need more and more quality players.”
He also added: “Assam is now not in the FIFA’s pilot project. We have already discussed the matter and have taken initiative to include our state once again in this project. We will also take the help of former players of the state to train our young players in the different districts.” Replying a query president also said that Assam Football Association will take step to give facelift to the grounds at the Nehru stadium. “If requires we will meet our chief Minister and will seek his help.”
The newly elected secretary Hemendra Nath Brahma was also present with Doley during the media briefing. Doley today announced that Brahma will attend the next FIFA Congress which would be held in Kuala Lumpur on April 6.
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