Indian Football

India Football: State associations unhappy with final draft constitution reportedly ready to find middle ground

Arjun Singh Devgan
The AIFF is currently being run by a Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators
The AIFF is currently being run by a Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators / Twitter
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The state units and associations of the All India Football Football Federation (AIFF) are reportedly not happy with a number of provisions in the final draft constitution drafted by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) - but are willing to "find a middle ground" to avoid a FIFA ban.

It was earlier reported that a seven-member panel of the state associations had written to FIFA that a number of clauses of the final draft constitution were discriminatory and illogical. The letter was sent to FIFA by the state associations after the CoA had sent the final draft constitution to the FIFA and the state associations on July 13.

"We are ready for give and take. It is not that my way is the highway. We have to ensure that there is no ban from FIFA. I hope every party will have to rise to the occasion for the good of Indian football. We are hoping that things will get sorted out and deadlines set by FIFA are met. We can ill-afford a FIFA ban, we must avoid it," a state official said to The Bridge.

It is learnt that the state associations have objections to more than 20 points out of which five to six are major ones. A major objection is the provision of nomination of a former player as one of the two voting members from a state association to the General Body of the AIFF.

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