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Bhaichung in AFC hall of fame

Former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted to the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Hall of Fame, the continent's football governing body confirmed on Wednesday.

‘It is my pleasure to announce that India's legendary player Bhaichung Bhutia has been selected to be honoured as an inductee to the AFC's Hall of Fame,’ Dato Alex Soosay, general secretary of AFC, wrote in a letter to the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Besides Bhaichung Bhutia, nine other legendary footballers of the continent will be inducted to the elite list of AFC. The awards are being instituted for the very first time and Bhaichung is the sole Indian to be recognised.
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