Singer turned BJP MP Babul Supriyo has been appointed as the Vice President of the organising committee of the FIFA U17 World Cup.
Supriyo is certainly a football fan, but he has been known to the Indian industry as a marquee singer, as he has been a playback singer for a number of years. Back in 2014, the Uttarpara born singer won the Lok Sabha election from West Bengal, and his move from Singer to Politics to Football has earned a lot of rave reviews.
taking after Supriyo’s appointment, Kushal Das – AIFF general secretary – said:
“Babul Supriyo is a huge football fan. He has some great ideas on football.
“He (Supriyo) would be part of the Board of Directors (of the LOC). When he comes for meetings, I am sure he will come up with certain ideas. I have discussed football with him several times, and I think he is extremely knowledgeable and will be able to contribute a lot,” Das added.
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) March 15, 2017
Thank U so much @praful_patel ji fr making me the VicePresident of the U-17 FIFA World Cup Organising Committe??SuperExcited for football&me
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) March 14, 2017
From October this year, India will be hosting the U-17 FIFA World cup and on April 6 and 9, the boys will be up against Mali U17 team as a part of the preparation for the tournament. The friendlies will be a major test for the team’s new coach Luis Norton de Matos, who took over from Nicolai Adam.
The boys are all set to travel to Europe soon in order to get a proper exposure and as per the reports from Hindustan Times, they will be playing against the Portuguese team of same age group.
Soon after the news broke out, Twitter exploded like anything:
— Vinayak (@vinihooked) March 15, 2017
— Naivedya Paramartha (@Naisoccer12) March 15, 2017
No comments on this one!
— Vivek Mohan (@vivekmohan81) March 15, 2017
On a serious note!
— Aditya shandilya (@Aadirock) March 15, 2017
Yet again, a valid point!
@fni Is it singing compitition ….???? ????
— Sunny Saharan (@sunnysaharan111) March 15, 2017
And to conclude –
— Kaushik Kay (@indifferent_kay) March 15, 2017