Srinagar, 12 September: National and International Footballers Forum (NIFF) have alleged that two Kashmir based club have submitted ‘Fake’ documents to All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the Second Division I-League nomination with the support of few J&K Football Association (JKFA) members.
JKFA had nominated Hyderya Sports FC and Downtown Heroes FC from J&K for the second division I-League on the basis of thier standings in JKFA Professional League. Out of two , All India Football Federation (AIFF) had selected Hyderya Sports FC who are now set to represent J&K in league that starts from October 4.
Before that both the clubs had to fulfill certain formalities including submitting of various documents , like bank guarantee , license fee and other details. Both submitted that and after that only Hyderya could find its place in second division I-League.
Now as club is set to represent J&K in I-League, a major controversy has racked up with NIFF that credits itself as group of professionals which is always questionable, alleging that both the clubs in liu with some JKFA members have submitted fake documents to AIFF.
“We have received huge number of complaints from various corners where in it has been found that few members within JKFA are making fraud documentations and are misguiding our two nominated 2nd division I-League teams one of which is all set to play in I-League qualifiers next month,” NIFF statement reads.
The statement said that this incident has brought bad name to J&K football and if proven right , both ubs can face AIFF ban.
“It has once again brought bad name to entire J&K Football fraternity that numerous complaints has reached AIFF claiming that few members of JKFA are misguiding clubs and are making fraud documents in AIFF web portal. These teams have worked hard to achieve this feat and should have been supported and guided properly at this stage by the current Association people. But the height is that few corrupt people in JKFA are now preparing fake documents for these clubs and later blackmailing one another which is a matter of absolute disgrace. In case these documents prove fake, AIFF will surely ban both our clubs,” statement said.
NIFF has alleged that the JKFA members charge there clubs money for submitting documents to complete license process.
“Reportedly these members in JKFA charge these clubs hefty amount of money for making documentation and submission of licensing process and without clubs knowledge they upload fake documents in their name for which they are not well aware of,” statement said.
“This is a matter of serious concern and we will not allow JKFA to make mockery of the system and ruin the future of our players and clubs. They have already damaged the football by and large by their futile policies, poor governance and unconstitutional functioning and now they have brought corruption in nominating clubs for I-League “NIFF quoting its Chairman as saying.
NIFF in a statement has said that they open to help any club always as they are the group pf professionals.
“We are open for every club and player for any support and guidance and we want to convey them that our doors are open for any sort of assistance all the time. Members in NIFF are highly qualified and professional and are available 24/7 for any issue they are facing and they should not get trapped by any blackmailer or corrupt person,” it said.
The statement further said that they have taken up matter with higher authorities .
“NIFF has already taken up the issue with higher authorities especially with Worthy Secretary Sports Council to look into the matter personally that has brought us a bad name one more time. Copies of complaints have also been forwarded to higher authorities” it added.