Bhaichung Bhutia files nomination for AIFF President’s post
New Delhi: Legendary former football player Bhaichung Bhutia has filed his nomination on August 19 for the post of President in the upcoming All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections. The election is scheduled to be held on August 28.
The AIFF is gearing up to elect its president after being suspended by FIFA, the apex football body due to ‘undue influence’ from third parties.
“I have filed my nomination as representative of eminent players. In the wake of Supreme Court’s decision to allow players. I hope the players can have a chance to serve Indian football. We want to show we can be good not only as players but also as administrators,” PTI quoted Bhutia.
Former players Kalyan Chaubey and Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s brother Ajit Banerjee are the others to have filed nominations.