Who: Baichung Bhutia
What: Appointed as AIFF’s Advisor
When: 18 October 2015
All India Football Federation (AIFF) on 18 October 2015 appointed the former India Football captain Baichung Bhutia as the advisor for overall issues of the game and the Federation.
Bhutia is already the chairman of the AIFF’s technical committee.
The former India Football captain will be advising the Federation on improving the National Team’s performance and will also help in the development of the squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He will also advice on the licensing criteria of State FAs, development of Clubs and all other domestic Competitions, both men and women and across all age groups.
About All India Football Federation (AIFF)
All India Football Federation (AIFF) was established on 23 June 1937 to manage the game of association football in India. It also oversees the running of the India national football team and controls the I-League, India’s premier domestic club competition.
The Federation gained the FIFA affiliation in the year 1948.
Praful Patel is currently the president of the Federation.