Chaubey trounced the mythical Bhaichung Bhutia within the election for the highest publish because the AIFF were given a former participant as its president for the primary time in its 85-year historical past. Thirty-three participants of the electoral faculty voted for Chaubey whilst Bhuita were given only one vote.
Addressing a press convention after his election as the brand new AIFF president, Chaubey mentioned he’ll no longer make “unrealiseable promises”.
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“Hum aapke samne sapne bechne nahi aayeng ge. Ye nahi boleng ge ki humne phalana academy bana diya and humne aat saalme World Cup kheleng ge (We will not come before you to sell dreams. We will not say that we have established so many academies) and we will play in the World Cup in eight years).
“In my existence I’ve taken section within the inauguration of greater than 100 academies and in a majority of these academies it’s been mentioned that the children will play within the World Cup in 8 years. But if truth be told it does no longer occur like this,” he said.
“We don’t seem to be making any promise however we can say we can take Indian soccer ahead from the present situation and what sort of we can pass ahead will likely be labored out. We don’t seem to be going to promote goals.”
Chaubey, a former goalkeeper for big clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, welcomed Bhutia in the executive committee as a co-opted member.
“The contribution made through Bhaichung Bhutia in Indian soccer, only a few avid gamers have performed so. We welcome him,” Chaubey mentioned.
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Hanuman ji akele setu ko baandh sakte the lekin usme gilharika bhumika raha toh bharatke football ko le janeke liye hum hum byaktise unka bhumika could (to Lanka) alone but there was contribution from the squirrel. So, we will take help from each and every individual to take Indian football forward.”
Just after shedding the presidential polls, Bhutia had mentioned that he’ll be within the govt committee as co-opted member.
He mentioned his committee will get ready a roadmap for Indian soccer in 100 days from now.
“I assure you that all the state associations will work together to take Indian football forward. In this regard, we will place before you our short term plan on September 7. After that, this committee will have its first formal meeting on September 17- 18 in Kolkata.
“We have with us eminent avid gamers Shabbir Ali, IM Vijayan, Climax Lawrence and our two sisters (girls avid gamers). Our state associations have their demanding situations and goals. We will speak about a majority of these and after 100 days will get ready a roadmap for Indian soccer,” Bhutia said.
The 45-year-old BJP politician, Chaubey said FIFA president Gianni Infantino had called him up after his election as AIFF president and asked for a meeting.
“He mentioned we will join up in Doha, Zurich or Paris. I mentioned I’d wish to meet you evidently however prior to that we can first speak about internally what we might ask from you. How we will take Indian soccer forward technically and commercially, We will first perceive this factor and we can meet you. He mentioned ‘superb’ and knowledgeable me that FIFA needs to paintings with India.”
He said the new executive committee has some seasoned administrators as well as former stars.
“We have administrative experience like we now have seasoned directors like Shaji Prabhakaran and previous plater like IM Vijayan. It will take a little time to take inventory of the issues in Indian soccer and after 100 days we can deliver out the roadmap for Indian soccer.”
Prabhakaran is tipped to be appointed as the General Secretary but no announcement was made on Friday. Sources said an announcement may be made in a day or two.
“What the central or state governments can come up with on the subject of amenities and infrastructure we can attempt to perceive first. We can even talk to the federal government how we will put into effect grassroots construction in colleges, how children of 6-12 years of age will play soccer.
“What are our deficiencies and where we need to move ahead, whether we want only finance or capacity building, what kind of talent we need we will mention in the roadmap,” Chaubey mentioned.
“Through the medium of grassroots football and with the help of the schools we will reach up to one lakh children so that they can have the football basics ready.”
Asked if there will also be political interference within the running of AIFF, Chaubey shot again: “Can you name a federation in which the state or central government or a politician is not part of it?”
Asked why he was once no longer proposed or seconded through his house state affiliation West Bengal, he mentioned, “This question should be asked to Bengal. But I assume since Subrata Dutta being senior vice president (in the earlier AIFF executive committee) he was one of the probable candidates as president. So they reserve that post for him.
“I used to be lucky sufficient to get nominated from Gujarat. I’ve been related to Gujarat for just about 10 months, traveled to one of the vital portions of Gujarat …however my id is first as a soccer participant that no person will deny.”