Former goalkeeper Chaubey becomes AIFF president
Kalyan Chaubey has been appointed as the president of AIFF. He was a former goalkeeper with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.
The All India Football Federationi s the governing body of football in India under jurisdiction of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. Formed in 1935 founded at Darbhanga, the federation was one of the founding members of the Asian Football Confederation, the overseer of football in Asia.
The AIFF sanctions and runs all competitive football tournaments and leagues at a national level, namely the Indian Super League, I-League and Super Cup. The federation also indirectly manages local football competitions through the state associations. The federation is also responsible for managing the India national football team, as well as the women’s team and the various youth national sides.
The AIFF is also part of the South Asian Football Federation, the organization that runs football in South Asia. The federation is currently based in Dwarka, Delhi.