Indian football great Bhaichung Bhutia will join the Premier Futsal as its talent director despite being involved with the AIFF, which does not recognise the venture.
The former captain will be heading its Indian amateur talent hunt programme.
"Premier Futsal League has emerged as a category-defining offering in the Indian sporting landscape. It is a great honour for me to be a part of such a tournament," Bhutia said in a statement here.
Dinesh Raj, managing director, Premier Futsal League said, "It is a matter of great pride and honour for us to have a personality of Bhaichung's stature to be a part of Premier Futsal."
Interestingly, the 40-year-old Bhutia is also involved with Indian football and All Indian Football Federation in multiple roles.
Meanwhile, Brazilian football superstar and former FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho will be visiting Mumbai tomorrow and explore his future with Premier Futsal, a variation of football played indoors.
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