Margao: The AIFF has recommended national coach Armando Colaco's name for the prestigious Dronacharya award.
Armando has been India's most successful football coach at the club level for almost a decade. But the AIFF did not nominate him for the Dronacharya award due to a stipulation that the aspirants should have coached the National team.
The moment Colaco was appointed national coach last month, the AIFF did not hesitate in recommending the Dempo Sports Club coach for the highest coaching honour in India, an AIFF official said. "We could not look at anyone beyond Armando for the award," he said.