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'ScoutMe' to Help AIFF Unearth Talented Footballers in India

After an overseas online scouting portal helped discover two players for India's squad at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to give the method investment and have launched a mobile based scouting application to unearth future talent.

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Updated:March 27, 2018, 7:31 PM IST
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'ScoutMe' to Help AIFF Unearth Talented Footballers in India
Kush Pandey with AIFF President Praful Patel and General Secretary Kushal Das and Abhishek Yadav (Image: AIFF)
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After an overseas online scouting portal helped discover two players for India's squad at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to give the method investment and have launched a mobile based scouting application to unearth future talent. With this the AIFF become the first National Sports Federation to launch a mobile based scouting application.

It was through their overseas online scouting portal that AIFF had earlier unearthed Namit Deshpande and Sunny Dhaliwal for the Indian U17 squad which represented the country in their maiden appearance at the event.

The AIFF Scouting Application ScoutMe has been developed by a 17-year old football enthusiast Kush Pandey who is pursuing his International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur and incidentally has represented Delhi at the National Championships and also leads his school football team.

AIFF President Praful Patel who unveiled the scouting app said: "We have so much talent across every corner of the country but it's always not physically possible to travel the distance. Hence, we intend to bridge this distance through the ever growing and highly penetrative mobile application ecosystem."

"I would like to also take this opportunity to congratulate Kush, the creator of this app. I would urge the youth today to invest their intellect in such constructive acts that only work as a showcase for their future and also help many like them in the longer run."

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said: "It's a great day for us as, with the launch of this mobile application AIFF becomes the first NSF to utilise the digital mobile world in a constructive manner to unearth future talents for the sport."

The Director of the national teams Abhishek Yadav who was also present at the launch pointed that in a country as big as India logistics is at times the biggest challenge, and this app aims to solve that problem.

"There are a lot of talented players in the country, and if we can't reach out to them as yet, this is a chance for them to reach out to us," Yadav said.

Kush Pandey, the creator of the App said: "My interest in computer science along with my love for football and sustained help from my younger brother Arjun Pandey enabled me to create an application to scout prospective footballing talent."

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| Edited by: Abhimanyu Sen
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