AIFF to Kick off Indian Women’s Football League This Year
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AIFF to Kick off Indian Women’s Football League This Year

In a huge step towards the promotion of women’s football in the country, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced the commencement of a women’s league in the current year itself. India as of now has no official professional league for women in the country.

The same was announced by the President of the AIFF, Praful Patel at the special General Body Meeting, which was held at the AIFF Headquarters, New Delhi on Wednesday.

We had talks about a Women’s League and we shall kick off the Women’s League sometime this year itself  
Praful Patel, President, AIFF

Besides Patel, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, Vice-Presidents, Subrata Dutta, Subhash Chopra, Larsing Ming, Treasurer ZA Thakur, AIFF Executive Committee Members and members from 26 member associations (among the 34 member associations) also attended the meeting, as did the two affiliated units – SSCB and RSPB.

Patel also discussed the potential of women’s football in India. The women’s national team of India is currently ranked 58th in the world, much higher than their male counterpart who are ranked 160th.

More emphasis is being paid on women’s football in India. AIFF will leave no stone unturned for providing support for us to qualify for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Praful Patel

The Committee also unanimously approved the financial statement and audit report for 2014/15 which was adopted into the accounts of the AIFF.

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