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Media Release
6th Mar 2008

Goa Government allots land for AIFF Football Academy

Government of Goa has approved allotment of land to the All India Football Federation for setting up a Football Academy in Goa. Mr. Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa conveyed this to Media after a cabinet Meeting .He also informed that the AIFF President Mr. P. R. Dasmunsi had made a formal request for setting up this academy.

The land measuring aproximately 1,25,000 sq. mtrs. is located at Panzarcone within the municipal limits of Cuncolim and along the highway.It’s about 20 kms from the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao.

The AIFF plans to set up a state of the art Academy at this location. For this the AIFF has entered into an MOU with the telecom giant Bharti Enterprises who will fully finance the constrution and upkeep of the Academy. The Academy will be known as the Bharti-AIFF Football Academy.

Representatives from Bharti and AIFF are in contact with various National Associations and the leading Clubs in the World to share their know how in establishing and running the academy.

The AIFF President Mr. P. R. Dasmunsi, has conveyed his thanks to the Goa Cabinet for their gesture. He specially thanked Mr. Digamber Kamat, Hon. Chief Minister of Goa ,Mr. Joaquim Alemao, President of Goa Football Association and Minister for Urban Development, Government of Goa.

Posted on : Thursday March 06, 2008