FPAI: Relationship with AIFF getting better

The players' body, Football Players Association of India (FPAI), has said that its relationship with the National federation is improving slowly.

Renedy Singh, Football Players Association of India president.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Even though the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is yet to recognise the Football Players Association of India (FPAI), the players' body has said that its relationship with the National federation is improving slowly.

Speaking at the inauguration of the new FPAI building here on Tuesday, FPAI president Renedy Singh hoped the two bodies would get closer for the sake of players’ interest.

“It’s getting better. We are building it,” said Renedy, adding “Also, we have been meeting players in the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League and we will continue to do that to help the younger players.

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“The situation has improved. If you compare East Bengal and Mohun Bagan of 1996 and now, they are way better now.”

International Football Professionals Association (Fifpro) Asia chairman Takuya Yamazaki said an agreement between the Fifpro and FIFA would help the FIFA member association recognise its respective Fifpro member.

Yamazaki informed that National Dispute Resolution Chambers were being framed on the line of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chambers to resolve disputes at the National level.

FPAI General Manager Cyrus Confectioner said the players should approach the FPAI before signing any club in order to prevent their exploitation.