Mumbai District Football Association President Aaditya Thackeray has pledged to help 1,000 coaches affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“@AUThackeray pledges to support coaches across India. He handed over the first box of supplies to AIFC Director @DineshNair74. AIFC extends our gratitude towards him on behalf of all the coaches,” the Association of Indian Football Coaches said in a tweet.
Aaditya is the son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He is also a Cabinet Minister in the State government. He is also an office-bearer of the Western India Football Association (WIFA). WIFA governs football activities in Maharashtra.
Aaditya also responded to the Association of Indian Football Coaches’ tweet. He tweeted back, “Happy to my bit @DineshNair74 for our coaches across.”
AIFC Director Dinesh Nair said, “On behalf of all the coaches & AIFC, I would like to thank Aaditya Thackeray for his help & support. We will ensure that this reaches all the right people. With this help, we can now also reach out to other stakeholders of Indian Football.”
The AIFC has launched a campaign to help and support the coached during the on-going pandemic. This is because all football activities have come to a halt due to this pandemic.