AIFF sends its wishes to Indian Olympic contingent

Never expected to lead India in 2017 FIFA U-17 WC: Amarjit Singh. (Photo: aiff)

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has sent its best wishes to the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, set to begin on July 23.

Congratulating the Indian athletes, AIFF president Praful Patel, on behalf of the footballing fraternity, said that he is confident that the “Tricolour will fly high at the grand stage.”

In his message, he said, “On behalf of the All India Football Federation and the entire Indian football family, I would like to extend our best wishes to the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics. We are sure that the hard work and efforts put in by them, especially during these challenging times, will bear fruit as we move forward together. Best of luck! Go for glory!”

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das wished the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Games. In his message, the he stated, “The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sporting excellence. Years of continuous dedication and perseverance have gone into this journey and we are all looking forward to seeing our athletes shine on the global stage. Sending Indian football’s best wishes to the Indian Olympic contingent as they stand on the cusp of making history. The sky’s the limit for you!”

The football’s governing body had also organised an AIFF TV chat last week with Indian hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, wishing the contingent “good luck”.

A total of 127 Indian athletes will compete in 18 disciplines at the Games.

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