He was elected to the 29th Asian Football Confederation Congress in Kuala Lumpur
Prafulla got 38 out of 46 votes in the FIFA Executive Council election
new Delhi. Praful Patel, president of All India Football Federation (AIFF), became the first Indian to join the FIFA Council. The FIFA Executive Council election was held on Saturday at the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Congress, Kuala Lumpur. In it Prafulla got 38 out of 46 votes. The Executive Council is FIFA's largest committee. The tenure of the elected officials in the council will be from 2019 to 2023.
FIFA Council got big responsibility as member: Praful
Praful Patel said, "I am extremely grateful, I express my gratitude to all the members of AFC who considered me right for the post.Fifa Council has a great responsibility as a member, I am not only the land of our country but also the entire continent. I will represent. "
AIFF Vice-President Subrata Dutta said, "Prafula's victory is a milestone for Indian football, congratulating her." Under her leadership, Indian football has reached the heights, with its presence as a FIFA Council member, Asian football will benefit. "
Under the leadership of Patel, AIFF was honored with the AFC Vice President recognition award for working at grassroots level AFC Annual Awards in 2014. AIFF was given a prize in 2016 for AFC's best developing member association.
Under the leadership of Praful, AIFF was praised for the successful host of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. India also hosted the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.