Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Former India football team skipper Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday joined the Premier Futsal League as the Talent Director spearheading the Indian amateur talent hunt programme, the organisers announced in a statement.
“Premier Futsal League has emerged as a category defining offering in the Indian sporting landscape since its introduction last year,” Bhutia said.
“It has enabled youngsters in the country to take up the sport and provided a boost to the skill development amongst youth.
“It is a great honour for me to be a part of such a tournament and I hope we can provide an impetus for more and more aspiring talent to be a part of the Premier Futsal platform,” Bhutia added.
Welcoming the former India striker, Premier Futsal League Managing Director Dinesh Raj said: “It is a matter of great pride and honour for us to have a personality of Bhaichung’s stature to be a part of Premier Futsal.”
“We welcome Bhaichung to the Premier Futsal family and look forward to a successful association with him,” he added.