Former International footballer to lead Kuki Football AcademyKANGPOKPI | Dec 5
Former International footballer, Manglenthang Zou has been given the responsibility of looking after and taking forward the Kuki Football Academy (KFA) to achieve higher status up to an international level.
The Kuki Football Academy had reshuffled its office bearers at its Headquarters, D. Phaihel village in Kangpokpi District on November 24 and the handing and taking over of charge was held December 2 while dedication of the new elected office bearers were held in the grand finale of the 2nd KFA Night Football Open Tournament, 2018 on December 3 evening.
Manglenthang Zou was elected as the new president of the Kuki Football Academy while Thangminlen Kipgen along with two ADC Sadar Hills Councilors Thangkam Lupheng and Lamminthang Kipgen were elected as vice president (administration, external and organiser) respectively.
While Ngamginlal Kipgen and Mama were elected as general secretary and secretary (external), Shambhu Sahu and Paominthang Kipgen were elected as Secretary (organiser) and joint secretary respectively.
Palal Singsit, Tingcha Kipgen, Hemang Haokip and Hegou were elected as finance secretary, treasurer, manager and secretary information and publicity of KFA while Lamkholen Kipgen, Jerry Kai Kilong, Hegou Kipgen and Kakai Kipgen were elected as coach of the academy.
While Dr. Thangboi, Neijapremkim Kipgen and Lamneikim were elected as member of the Medical Board of KFA, Kamboi Chongloi, Lamgin Dimngel and Ngamlenmang Guite were elected as member of Media in-charge of KFA.
The Kuki Football Academy also elected 10 (ten) Advisory Board including Haokhotinlen Vaiphei, Lunsat Kipgen, Dr. Jamlal Haokip, Thangboi Kipgen, Founder of KFA, Kaisei Lhouvum, EM SHADC Kpi, Lamkholen Kipgen, EM SHADC Kpi, Lunthang Haokip, MDC, James Doungel, Tonghen Kipgen and Thangchon Kipgen.
The Kuki Football Academy is based at D. Phaihel Village in Kangpokpi district and it is the only football academy who organized the first Night Football Open Tournament since its inception in 2017 in Manipur.
It has started Non-residential football coaching for U-15 from 2017 apart from successfully organising the Night Football Open Tournament and has envisions to recruit 30 students of U-10 by 2020 which is a way forward to achieve higher status up to International level.
The newly elected KFA president, Manglenthang Zou assured to carry forward the academy with transparency, dedication and innovatively in the larger interest of the youths and appealed the people of Manipur to extent maximum cooperation and support towards the academy so that it can be platform to develop football into higher level.
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