I- league will happen even without foreign players: AIFF

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The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to host the 2020-21 League season, even though the clubs' foreign stars are unable to participate in the tournament due to travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus.


International flights have been suspended since March due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. In a webinar organized by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries on Monday, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said, "The league must be organized even if it is without foreign players." But there are others, including League Committee President Subrata Dutta (who must have a similar view).


Das said that the senior national team would have an Indian as the head coach in the next five years. He said, 'We are considering finding an Indian coach for the senior national team in the next five years. Now quite a number of coaches exist, Bibiano Fernandes being one of them. There are also people like Vanki (Shanmugam Venkatesh) who are maturing quite fast. '


Former Indian player Venkatesh is currently playing assistant to senior national team head coach Igor Stimak while Bibiano is the coach of the under-16 team. Das said, "We are also planning to send a team of 10-12 coaches to the Netherlands and Germany. It was supposed to start this year but will be from next year.

Das said that the Indian Super League (ISL) could be held in Goa given the current situation as stakeholders are looking at a venue with multiple stadiums and the football-obsessed state of Goa meets this eligibility.