World Cup Qualifier: Assam Football Association (AFA) Gearing Up
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Assam Football Association will take a series of steps to ensure that the Indira Gandhi Athletics stadium witnesses a good turn-out during the World Cup Qualifier tie on September 5. India will take on Oman in the match. Talking to media persons after an office meeting at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium here today, president of the Assam Football Association Naba Kumar Doley said, “It is a prestigious match and we will try our best to make the game a grand success.”
Talking about the preparations he said, “Players always want a good turnout in the gallery and we have given special thrust to ensure that the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium is filled up completely on the match day. The capacity of the stadium is around 23 thousand and around 15 thousand tickets will be released for sale. The rest of the seats would be reserved for former and current national footballers of the State and the other parts of the Northeast. We have also planned to provide tickets to the players and the officials of different clubs in a very nominal price.”
Meanwhile, Assam Football Association will convey a meeting just after Independence Day where key officials of all State football associations of the Northeast would be invited. Lakhya Konwar, member secretary of the SLAC, who was also accompanying Doley, said, “It is a historic game and we want to involve all the State association from the Northeast. During the forthcoming meeting, we will discuss the matter and will also invite them to watch the match.” Secretary of Assam Football Association Hemen Brahma and other office bearers also accompanied Doley.