Please find below the report regarding Mr. Praful Patel's reaction on
receiving the prestigious AFC Developing Member Association Award in AFC
Annual Awards Abu Dhabi 2016.
*‘VICTORY’ FOR INDIAN FOOTBALL, TWEETS MR. PATEL*
*AIFF Media Team*
*NEW DELHI: *In what was a historic achievement for Indian Football, All
India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel thanked AFC President
Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and the AFC Executive Committee for
‘I am grateful to the #AFC Executive Committee & to AFC President Shaikh
Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa for their conviction & patronage,’ Mr. Patel
tweeted from his official Twitter account @praful_patel moments after
receiving the Award on AIFF’s behalf for winning the Awards for the AFC
Best Developing Member Association 2016.
Referring to India winning the Award, he also tweeted: ‘A proud moment for
@IndianFootball & recognition of our developmental activities’
Mr. Patel collected the Award from Mr. Ali Kafashian, Vice President AFC.
AIFF was nominated along with the Vietnam Football Federation and the
Football Association of Malaysia for the Award.
Mr. Patel, who was also appointed the Senior Vice President of the AFC felt
it was a ‘victory’ for Indian Football.
‘Electing me Sr. VP of AFC is a victory for #IndianFootball. It is
confidence in India, in our vision and dev. of the game,’ he further
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