Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UNECATEF (Union Nationale des Entraîneurs et Cadres Techniques professionnels du Football) on 19th November 2020.
The virtual meeting was attended by the Directors of AIFC — Dinesh Nair, Derrick Pereira, Sanjoy Sen and Thangboi Singto and the UNECATEF President Mr. Raymond Domenech, Vice-President Mr. Hervé Gauthier, Executive Manager Ms. Anissa Hamimi, Treasure Mr. Pierre Repellini and members of the executive committee. After months of meetings and discussions both associations have made their partnership official. This MOU will focus on exchange of ideas, sharing best practices and cultural exchange programs between the two countries and its coaches’ associations.
Talking about this relation, Dinesh Nair said,
“We are glad to have collaborated with UNECATEF and look forward to various activities that we as partners will undertake. Having the same vision of supporting coaches by sharing best practices and upgrading knowledge will help immensely in coach development. Both the organizations will be working together in synergy for the benefit of coaches of India and France. I would also extend my gratitude to MDV Sports and Zlait Sports for being the catalyst to this partnership.”
Raymond Domenech expressed their delight on this relation,
“We at UNECATEF are delighted to sign this agreement with AIFC with whom we share the same values, that of supporting our coaches. The agreement between UNECATEF and AIFC is with aim of knowledge sharing through concrete and proactive steps taken by both sides. We will together formulate a strategy with exact deliverables for both institutions that will allow us to develop projects with coaches of respective countries. The effort for us to come together is to work for the betterment of our coaches. We also take this opportunity to show our support for all Indian coaches during this difficult time and hope that football across all levels can resume as the situation gets better.”
This relation was facilitated jointly by MDV Sports-Zlait Sports with the aim of working closely together to make the partnership between the two associations a fruitful one.
Earlier in the year, the former French National Team Coach was a guest speaker on AIFC WebTalk where he addressed elite Indian coaches & engaged in a Q&A session.