According to the AIFF, the IFA, which has its nursery of football coaches on the Gosaba Delta island in Sunderbans, provided essential rations to 63 young footballers who train at the academy and their families. .
“The cyclone devastated these areas of the Sunderbans, and many families of these players were affected. We felt it was our duty to ensure their well-being,” said the AIFF, citing the general secretary of IFA, Joydeep Mukherjee.
“We’ve been with them through the good times. And now that the bad times have arrived, we need to make sure they’re taken care of.
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“It was very disheartening to see how the cyclone had affected their lives. But despite everything, many of them came forward to ask when they could play football again, so much their zeal was there”, a- he added.
The Sunderbans in West Bengal are well known for being a hotbed for football activities. However, it is also one of the areas most vulnerable to natural disasters like cyclones.
Although the sport enjoys great popularity, it also fuels dreams of a better future for young people, many of whom have continued to play professionally.
However, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the game has taken a back seat as people’s safety and well-being comes first.