The All India Football Federation (AIFF) constitution will have to be amended so that it can formulate fresh regulations which have come from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
In the form of ambiguity, a top official said that “in order to adopt the new regulations, the AIFF’s constitution will have to be amended”.
The federation has allocated Rs 50 lakh each as financial endowment for the selected state associations.
But the official, although, declined to name the states as “they are still to be finalised”.
Praful Patel, the President of the AIFF emphasised the requirement to have a “comprehensive” youth development programme in order to take Indian football to the next level.
Patel also stressed on the need to have a proper coach education programme.
He also mentioned that “The regional and the elite academies are going as per schedule”.
The AIFF has decided to hold an Under-19/20 national level tournament in order to uplift the junior sports level in the country.
The general secretary of AGM, Kushal Das, vice-presidents Subrata Dutta, Ankur Datta, AR Khaleel and Venod Sharma attended the meeting. Others included members from all the state associations (except Arunachal Pradesh) and other stakeholders were also present in the meeting.
FIFA Regional Developmental Officer for South and Central Asia Shaji Prabhakaran, made a presentation titled ‘Performance’ which focused on Professional Football Management.