Bhaichung Bhutia appointed AIFF technical committee chief

Bhutia retired from international football in 2011 after scoring a record 42 goals in 107 appearances for the Blue Tigers.

updated: March 20, 2013 16:44 IST
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New Delhi: Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been appointed as the chairman of the All India Football Federation's technical committee, marking his foray into football administration.

Bhutia retired from international football in 2011 following the national team's dismal showing at the Asia Cup in Doha, where India failed to win a single match. He has been the torchbearer of Indian football during a career spanning 16 years.

"The decision (to appoint Bhutia) was taken by president Praful Patel," AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta said.

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