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AIFF develops app to counter age fudging in Indian football

AIFF develops app to counter age fudging in Indian football
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Published: 20 Aug 2019 7:21 AM GMT

Age fudging in Indian football has been a persistent problem and the All India Football Federation recently have come up with a strategy to counteract it. Brainchild of Indian football’s Technical Director (TD) Doru Isac, the AIFF is all set to implement an app to tame this menace.

Named the Golden Baby League, the app will keep a tab of each registered kid by assigning an unique number, outlined I-League CEO Sunanda Dhar. This unique number will be like a passport or an Aadhaar card number making it easier to track records of the ward.

Elaborating on the importance of the Golden Baby League app, Sunando Dhar told TOI,

It is a huge problem in India. We want to control over age cheating. We want to nip it in the bud. It is difficult to fudge your age at the age of six. People mostly fudge their board or school certificates and gain undue advantage.”

The app aims to maintain a greater and detailed database of footballers who are actively playing the sport. So, 10 years later, whether he is 16 or still showing his age 13 will be easily found out.

The app will have to be used by any AIFF or an I-League licensed club to register its players. In addition, the app also boasts of new features - it will show the matches played by the kid, the goals scored by him/her and similar such statistics.

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