New Delhi, Oct 7: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Friday announced a cash prize of Rs.25,000 each for the U-16 boys and the support staff after the team qualified for the AFC final phase.
India beat Tajikistan 4-1 in Tashkent to finish on 9 points and qualified for the final phase.
AIFF president Praful Patel congratulated the boys and the head coach of Youth Development, Colm Toal, on the achievement.
‘There is clear indication the Indian Football is moving ahead. We beat some of the best teams in Asia to Qualify for the final phase,’ Patel said.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das also lauded the boys.
‘I congratulate the boys and Colm Toal for the way he has been nurturing our Youth Development Teams, which is now yielding results. I am very optimistic that our current initiative with FIFA for setting up Regional and Elite Academies will go a long way in taking Indian football to the next level,’ Kushal said.