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Association of Indian Football Coaches launched in India


The All India Football Association has recognised the Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) that was launched in India to provide a platform and for the welfare of the coaches. Derrick Pereira of FC Goa, Sanjoy Sen of Mohun Bagan, I.M Vijayan, the National Observer of Government of India, Thangboi Singto of Kerala Blasters FC and Dinesh Nair of Mumbai City FC are the directors of the AIFC.

“We are starting this to help the coaches with the support of AIFF. It’s not a union and we will work with AIFF,” said  Dinesh Nair at the media conference to announce the launch of the AIFC.

The aim of AIFC is to work with the AIFF and assist them in conducting AFC coaching license courses, refresher courses and work for coach education which will help in players’ development in various leagues and grassroots tournaments. 

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