Mohun Bagan writes to AFC to release long-promised Indian football roadmap

With the AIFF unable to find a solution to institute a single league in the country, the letter from Mohun Bagan urges the AFC to act on the resolution adopted in a meeting in 2017.

Mohun Bagan fans at an I-League match between Mohun Bagan and Real Kashmir at Srinagar. (File Photo)   -  Nissar Ahmad

Mohun Bagan FC has approached the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to release the roadmap for Indian football which was mooted at a meeting in its headquarters at Kuala Lumpur in June 2017.

With the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) unable to find a solution to institute a single league in the country, the letter from Mohun Bagan addresses the AFC general secretary Dato Windsor John to act on the resolution adopted in the meeting, which was attended by “representatives of all the stakeholders of Indian football”.

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“We would like to draw your attention to the meetings held on June 7, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with representatives of all Indian Football stakeholders and to the subsequent meeting with delegates from FIFA and AFC held on September 14, 2017 in our Club. In the meetings it was discussed that FIFA and AFC will help develop a roadmap for Indian Football,” said the letter written by Debasish Dutta, one the directors at Mohun Bagan.

“We have requested AIFF on several occasions to inform us about the status/report of the proposed roadmap but we have not received any reply till date. It would be highly appreciated if you could kindly throw light on the status of the proposed plan. We seek your valued assistance in the matter as it will facilitate us to relate things and guide us to prepare for the future,” the letter further stated.

Mohun Bagan has also sent copies of the letter to Nic Coward, consultant to FIFA, and the head of UEFA-AFC affairs Alex Philips.