Former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia filed his nomination for the president's post in the upcoming All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections. Bhutia was proposed by his onetime national teammate Deepak Mondal and seconded by Madhu Kumari. Kumari is part of the electoral college as an 'eminent' player.

"I have filed my nominations as representative of eminent players. In the wake of the SC decision to allow players, I hope the players can have a chance to serve Indian football. We want to show we can be good not only as

players but also as administrators," Bhutia told PTI.

Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran has also filed the nomination papers for the president's post.

Also filing the nominations are former player Eugeneson Lyngdoh, through the Meghalaya football association, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's brother Ajit Banerjee.

Lyngdoh is currently serving as an MLA in the Meghalaya legislative assembly.

The deadline for filing nominations ends on Friday.
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