Former Indian Football Team Captain Renedy Singh, one of the best-known woman footballers of India Oinam Bembem Devi and President of Football Delhi and Ex-South Central Asia Development Officer for FIFA Shaji Prabhakaran have joined Vedanta Hindustan Zinc-initiated Zinc Football as part of the advisory board for the programme.

The Zinc Football Advisory Board, consisting of the three experts at its core, will be providing their invaluable guidance and counsel for the betterment of the Zinc Football initiative along with providing key inputs to the leadership team at Hindustan Zinc for the programme.

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The Advisory Board will be co-chaired by Arun Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Zinc Limited and Annanya Agarwal, President, Vedanta Football.

The introductory meeting between the Advisors and Zinc Football team was held successfully on virtual platform due to travel restrictions because of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Expressing his enthusiasm over joining the Zinc Football Advisory Board, Renedy Singh said: “I am glad to be part of the Zinc Football Advisory Board along with Bembem and Shaji. With the kind of infrastructure and training programmes of Zinc Football, they have the potential to be among the best and produce some really exciting talents for the Indian Football Team going ahead.”

The iconic Bembem Devi expressed her delight saying: “I am excited to be part of the Zinc Football family. The facilities and management at Zinc Football Academy are really impressive. During our days, we didn’t have too many facilities such as this and I am really happy that Vedanta Hindustan Zinc has stepped up for this initiative.”