Friday , May 20 2022

AIFF condoles A.D. Nagendra’s death!

The All India Football Federation condoles the death of A.D. Nagendra who passed away yesterday on January 26, 2022.

Nagendra, a former Indian defender, was a part of the Indian squad for the Merdeka Cup in 1969.

He was also a member of the then Mysore state Santosh Trophy from 1966 to 1975, and was a part of the triumphant squad in 1967, and 1968. He scored four goals in the process.

At the administrative level, he has also served as a Governing Board member of KSFA (Karnataka State Football Association), and was the former Treasurer of the KSFA.

Apart from his contribution in the administration, Nagendra coached several state teams, including the India Under-19 team.

AIFF President Praful Patel, in his condolence message, said, “It is really sad to hear that Mr. Nagendra is no longer among us. Besides being a sublime footballer, he was also an able administrator. His invaluable contribution to Indian Football will always remain with us. I share the grief.”

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said, “Mr. Nagendra alive in his achievements. He was a competent footballer, and an administrator. As a coach he nurtured many talents, and was an inspiration for so many footballers. My condolences to his family. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.”

About Arunava Chaudhuri

Check Also

International Friendly: Jordan 0-1 India Women – Highlights!

India earned their second straight victory in Jordan, as they beat the hosts 1-0 at …