The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) reportedly splurged 16 Lakh rupees to rent an astrology company to encourage the Indian males’s nationwide facet ahead of their not too long ago concluded 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
Igor Stimac’s facet lived as much as their favourites tag within the Asian Cup qualifiers, beating Cambodia, Afghanistan and Hong Kong to stay unbeaten and thereby qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup on successive events for the primary time of their historical past.
“A motivator was appointed for the Nationwide staff ahead of the Asian Cup. In a while, it got here to gentle that the corporate which was engaged, was an astrological agency. Plainly-speaking, an astrologer was appointed to encourage the staff. Enormous fee to the tune of Rs 16 lakh was made,” PTI claimed in a report.
Former India goalkeeper, Tanumoy Bose was not too happy with such a step by the AIFF and hit out on the federation for changing into a laughing inventory.
“At a time when the AIFF repeatedly did not conduct correct youth leagues, and plenty of prestigious tournaments had been compelled to close down, incidents like this can additional tarnish the picture of Indian soccer,” he stated to PTI.
“The CoA (which is working the present in AIFF after the suspension of president Praful Patel) should go deep into this appalling incident and discover out who all are accountable behind it. There are a lot of scams ready to see the sunshine of the day,” Bose added.