AIFF Chief of Operations on one day visit to state

ITANAGAR, May 4: All India Football Federation (AIFF) Chief of Operations Kishore Taid, who is currently visiting the state, met Director of Sports Tadar Appa and discussed the importance of AIFF’s new initiative: The Baby League, on Friday at the latter’s office.
Giving valuable suggestions for its implementation, Taid informed that ‘The Baby League’ is a football league for children between 5 to 12 years to develop the game from grass root level.
Appa, who is also Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) secretary, assured to lend every possible help from the department in organizing the league.
The Baby League will be organized by APFA in the month of September and Arunachal Pradesh will become the second state after Meghalaya to implement the said programme, informed Orin Lego, coordinator of the APFA.
The association will also organize a workshop under the guidance of AIFF’s instructor regarding the league in the month of June, He further said.
Further, Taid lauded the efforts made by the APFA for the development of football in the state and agreed to provide more help in terms of training and refresher courses for coaches as well as referees and technical input for the development of football.
Later, Taid also went to see the newly constructed Astroturf football ground at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy.
The AIFF chief of operations is visiting the state at the invitation of Kipa Ajay, secretary of APFA.