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Bhutia to join Premier Futsal despite AIFF association

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Indian football great Bhaichung Bhutia will join the 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.

"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.

Raj, managing director, 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 will be visiting tomorrow and explore his future with Premier Futsal, a variation of football played indoors.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 19:07 IST