MR. PATEL CONGRATULATES AIFF ELITE ACADEMY FOR WINNING THE U19 I-LEAGUE

  |    May 8th, 2015   |   165

NEW DELHI(N4C Sports)- The All India Football Federation President Praful Patel congratulated the AIFF Elite Academy Players and Staff for their sterling performance in the recently concluded U19 I-League, which the AIFF Elite Academy won – going unbeaten throughout the campaign in the process.AIFF-Praful Patel

Applauding the achievement of the Elite Academy boys, Mr Patel said, “The whole Academy programme that we started in 2012 is beginning to pay-off and the way these boys (AIFF Elite Academy) who are 1997 born played is a clear indication of how a structured Youth Development programme can raise the bar.”

“These boys consistently defeated the opposition in a convincing manner and I hope other clubs learn from this and create a structured Youth Development Programme including Academies.”

The AIFF Elite Academy boys have all dispersed to their respective homes and will come back soon for the preparation of the AFC U-19 Championship.