On 15th September 2020, Dato’ Windsor John, the General Secretary of the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) appointed retired Colonel Dr. Girija Shankar Mungali as a member of the 7 members task force of AFC to regulate the football clubs in Asia and Australia.He is the only Indian appointed to this task force and He will hold his position in the panel till 2023.
About Col Dr Girija Shanker Mungali:
i.Dr Girija Shanker Mungali is currently serving as the chairman of the Club Licensing Committee of the All India Football Federation(AIFF).
ii.He aims to utilize this platform to create and promote opportunities for the young and upcoming footballers from the rural parts of India.
Recent Related News:
i.On 18th August, 2020, All India Football Federation(AIFF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with International Professional Scouting Organization (IPSO) to conduct online Scouting Workshops throughout India.
ii.On 27th August 2020, the Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) and Football Coaches Australia(FCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to support the development of football in both India and Australia and to encourage the involvement of more female coaches and increase the access to football for all participants.
About Asian Football Confederation(AFC):
The AFC is the nodal governing body of football in Asia and Australia.
President– Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (10th President of AFC)
Headquarters– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia