The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoles the death of Dato’ Peter Velappan, former General Secretary of Asian Football Confederation (AFC). He was 83.
Mr. Velappan served as the General Secretary of the AFC for 29 years from 1978 to 2007.
AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel in his statement said: “On behalf of the Indian footballing fraternity we mourn the death of Dato‘ Velappan. He was a very able administrator who inspired Asian Football with his vision. Football in Asia will always be indebted to him for his contribution. May his soul rest in peace.”