AIFF extend contracts of Wim Koevermans and Robert Baan

AIFF Executive Committee Meet at football federation headquarters


The President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Mr. Praful Patel Chaired the Executive Committee Meeting at All India Football Federation Headquarters, Football House in the Capital on November 20, 2013 (Wednesday).

Praful Patel chaired the Executive Committee meet
Besides, AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, Senior Vice-President Mr. Subrata Dutta, Vice-Presidents Mr. Shrinivas V. Dempo, Mr. K.M.I. Mather and all other Members, except Vice Presidents Mr. Larsing Ming, Mr. Subhash Chopra, Treasurer Mr. Hardev Jadeja and Ms. Sara Pilot also attended the Meeting. The Committee unanimously decided on the following points:

The Executive Committee congratulated the Indian National Team for their splendid display in the two back-to-back International Friendlies against Philippines and Siliguri.

“I congratulate the Players, Coach Wim Koevermans and the support staff for their effort. The results create a positive environment for Indian Football in the future,” Mr. Patel maintained.

The Committee also congratulated Sunil Chhetri for becoming the highest-ever Indian Goalscorer in International Football.

“I wish him all the luck and hope he scores many more for the cause of the Nation,” Mr. Patel stated.

As per the recommendation of the AIFF Technical Committee which met earlier this month, the contract of National Coach Mr. Wim Koevermans and Technical Director Mr. Robert Baan was extended.

National Team Head Coach Wim Koevermans contract
has been extended
Mr. Koevermans’ contract was extended till October 2014. Besides the National Team, Mr. Koevermans will also be in charge on India’s campaign in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

Furthermore, Technical Director Mr. Robert Baan’s contract was extended by a Year.
The Executive Committee also re-appointed Mr. Kushal Das as the General Secretary of AIFF for another three years.

Meanwhile, the Committee decided that AIFF’s Annual General Body Meeting would be held on December 20, 2013. A SGM will also be held on the day for proposed changes in AIFF Constitution.

The Final round of the 2nd Division league would be held in Silchar and Aizawl while the Final round of the U-19 I-League will be held in Jamshedpur.

Meanwhile, the decisions taken by the Finance Committee and the Emergency Committee were also ratified by the Executive Committee.

The Committee discussed at length about appeal from Naseem Akhtar and referred the issue to the Disciplinary Committee.

Scott O’Donell, Technical Director, AIFF Academies, made a presentation on ‘Grassroots Football Policy Framework.’

IMG-R representatives were also present in the Meeting.
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