Vincenzo Alberto Annese made a strong case for India's second-tier men's competition, I-League with a thumping victory over ATK Mohun Bagan.
The Supreme Court appointed a three-member CoA headed by former top court judge A R Dave to manage the affairs of the AIFF and adoption of its constitution in line with the National Sports Code and model guidelines.
While the Indian team needs just a draw from their final game against Afghanistan to secure a place in the third round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, a hat-trick for Chhetri will see him equal the iconic Pele in terms of numbers of goals scored in the international arena.
The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) plan to merge the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) with the I-League has faced major obstacles, leaving fans and stakeholders confused about the future of club football.
Despite playing without their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri who was laid low by fever, the young Indians denied Qatar, who won the Asian Cup title in January, any goal despite the home side having more than one dozen shots on target.