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  • Committee of Administrators (CoA) must go deep into this appalling incident: Former India goalkeeper
  • Earlier, Supreme Court appointed a three-member CoA to manage the affairs of AIFF

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According to a PTI report, the Indian football governing body splurged Rs 16 lakh on an astrology agency to take care of the Sunil Chhetri-led side, which made it to the 24-team AFC Asian Cup Final

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is known for its questionable moves over the years but this one will surely blow your mind. The AIFF reportedly employed an astrology agency for the National team during the recently concluded AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.


According to a PTI report, the Indian football governing body splurged Rs 16 lakh on an astrology agency to take care of the Sunil Chhetri-led side, which made it to the 24-team AFC Asian Cup Final, topping their group in Qualifiers.

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Reacting to the incident, India's former goalkeeper Tanumoy Bose said that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) must go deep into this appalling incident and find out who all are responsible for it.


Notably, the Supreme Court appointed a three-member CoA to manage the affairs of AIFF, ending Praful Patel's long reign in Indian football. Over the years there have been plenty of incidents of mismanagement of funds by the national football body but none appeared as strange as this.

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