AIFF denies media reports suggesting sacking of U17 coach
All India Football Federation (AIFF) has denied media reports suggesting the dismissal of U17 coach Nicolai Adam.
Several media reports claimed the dismissal of Nicolai Adam from his duty following poor performance from the U17 side in the recently concluded Granatkin tournament earlier today. In its official statement AIFF said,
The AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel interacted on Tuesday (January 24, 2017) with the coach and the boys who were on their way back to Goa from the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Tournament in St Petersburg, Russia. The President discussed the performance of the team as well as the way forward towards preparing a more competitive team for the U-17 World Cup.
The AIFF as the governing body is focused on the development of the game and unearthing new talents in the Country. It is AIFF’s utmost priority to ensure a proper road map for Indian Football and the welfare of the boys.
The Team which has been sent on long exposure tours by AIFF to Germany, Dubai, Spain, South Africa, Norway, Brazil, Russia amongst others would resume their practice on February 1, 2017 in Goa.
AIFF sources revealed that the U17 team will resume their practice on February 1.
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