AIFF suggests Langam Chaoba Devi as head coach position of Indian women's football team

Chaoba Devi has represented India at two AFC Women's Championships and the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok and was previously the assistant coach of the senior Indian women's football team.

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AIFF suggests Langam Chaoba Devi as head coach position of Indian women's football team

AIFF recommended the name of Langam Chaoba Devi for appointment as the head coach of the Indian Women's Football Team. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu

The technical committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has suggested the name of former India international Langam Chaoba Devi as the head coach of the Indian women's football team on Thursday.

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AIFF recommended the name of Langam Chaoba Devi for appointment as the head coach of the Indian Women's Football Team. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu
AIFF recommended the name of Langam Chaoba Devi for appointment as the head coach of the Indian Women's Football Team. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu

A virtual meeting of the technical committee was held on Thursday to recommend the names of the coaching staff of the Indian women's football team. Today's meeting was chaired by former India captain IM Vijayan and attended by AIFF acting general secretary M Satyanarayan, members Pinky Bompal Magar, Harjinder Singh, Arun Malhotra, Climax Lawrence, Eugeneson Lyngdoh and AIFF technical director Syed Sabir Pasha.

Chaoba Devi has represented India at two AFC Women's Championships and the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok and was previously the assistant coach of the senior Indian women's football team. She is the current head coach of Kickstart FC, who are undefeated in the current IWL season and are currently ranked second.

Last year, Priya PV was the head coach of the Indian U17 team, which made it to Round 2 of the U17 Women's Asia Cup Qualifiers for the first time. After much deliberation, the Technical Committee recommended the name of former India international Langam Chaoba Devi for appointment as the head coach of the Indian Women's Football Team. Lourembam Ronibala Chanu should continue in her role as the goalkeeper coach of the senior women's team, the Committee also recommended.

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The Indian women's football team are expected to participate in the 2024 Turkish Women's Cup to be held in Turkey from 19 to 28 February during the FIFA Women's International match window. This could be India's third participation in the Turkish Women's Cup after 2019 and 2021. The full list of participating teams and fixtures will be announced by the organizers in due course. After the conclusion of the 10th round of the IWL on February 11, the Indian team will camp for a week before leaving for Turkey.

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