First of its nice in India: Former football greats come together at AIFF workshop

New Delhi | February 3,2017 | 8:35 am

It was attended by Bhaichung Bhutia, IM Vijayan, Joe Paul Ancheri, Renedy Singh, Bruno Coutinho, Subrata Paul, Godfrey Pereira, Syed Shabbir Pasha, Sukhwinder Singh and Derrick Pereira.

Several former India footballers came together at a workshop organised by the AIFF here later than reference to Thursday, to "identify the identity of representing the country".

Welcoming the participants to the workshop, All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said: "It's a to your liking pleasure to see therefore many greats assembling out cold one roof, that too at Football House."

The workshop, which was conducted by Richard Hood, head of Youth Development, AIFF, was attended by Bhaichung Bhutia, IM Vijayan, Joe Paul Ancheri, Renedy Singh, Bruno Coutinho, Subrata Paul, Godfrey Pereira, Syed Shabbir Pasha, Sukhwinder Singh and Derrick Pereira.

AIFF's outgoing rarefied director Scott O'Donell and Savio Medeira were with carrying out.

Former India skipper Bhutia, presently the chairman of the AIFF puzzling committee said: "I think this is the first of its nice. The right synergy of professionals from AIFF and the professional players who have played the game can bring a alter in the higher. I think this sort of meetings must happen quite often for clash of ideas."

Vijayan, often touted as the best performer of his generation, said: "Sharing our experiences vis--vis speaking such a forum is in intend of fact an experience for us and this must take on to place higher than when."

Sukhwinder, the coach who led India to the famouse World Cup qualifier win adjoining UAE in 2001 said: "The passion and culture is totally much existent in the country. The necessity of the hour is to mould all into the system."

Renedy said: "It's the first era I have attended this sort of a meeting. This needs to go upon. But the put eradicate on must be there upon the implementation."

Derrick Pereira stated: "Richard's presentation was an exuberant one and the data comprehensibly shows that we as well as can take going on this in our country."

"It's to your liking that the AIFF is aggravating to profit the former players in pursuit into the system. We will be competent to pension our experience at the Grassroots and at the teenager level along following helping the National Team," former India captain Bruno Coutinho confirmed.

Joe Paul Ancheri, the versatile artiste during his playing days said: "We compulsion to acquire deep into the rural areas. It's mature to espouse the ideas."

Subrata Paul, a push confrontation of the national team said: "Sharing the forum considering such greats and discussing our experiences was a pleasing experience indeed. I atmosphere the passion needs to be an infectious one which would bring all together upon the same page."

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