WC Tournament & Project Director take up reins

Joy Bhattacharjya (left) and Javier Ceppi in front of AIFF Football House in New Delhi

With the FIFA U-17 World Cup on the horizon, the Local Organising Committee-appointed Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director and Joy Bhattacharjya, as the Project Director took up the reins from November 3, 2014 and will be based at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

“We are happy to have Javier and Joy with us for the U-17 World Cup,” AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das told www.the-aiff.com.

“Both Javier and Joy have a lot of expertise in technical as well as administrative matters and are the right people to take this first-of-its kind project forward. I am sure we are heading in the right direction,” he added.

The appointment process was concluded after an interview panel comprising of General Secretary, AIFF, Deputy General Secretary, AFC, FIFA Development Officer and a senior AIFF Executive Committee Member conducted interviews in late August.

The short listed Candidates were then interviewed by Mr. Praful Patel, President, AIFF before the appointments were finalised.