Anantnag: The father of footballer Majid Khan who returned home from militant ranks has said that his son’s unflinching love for football might force him to accept the ‘coaching’ offer from former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
Bhutia had today taken to Twitter to offer Majid coaching classes at his football academy.
He expressed concern while sharing a news item regarding Majid’s short rendezvous with militancy and maintained that he has reached out to the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA).
“I felt concerned reading this news and I have spoken to J&K Football Association President to reach out to him and convey my offer that he can train with BBF Schools in Delhi, which will give him an opportunity to become a pro footballer,” Bhutia posted on Twitter, adding that he hoped Majid would accept his offer.
The Bhaichand Bhutia Football (BBF) Schools is a chain of football academies run by the former captain.
The official Twitter handle of the schools retweeted Bhutia’s message and posted, “We will love to have Majid train with us.”
While Majid is still in detention with government forces, his father said that he might accept the offer.
“He loves the game too much, and I do not think he is going to turn down the offer,” Majid’s father Irshad Khan told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the family was yet to meet Majid but is ecstatic that his son will finally be home soon.
“The good news is he is alive and healthy. He will be home soon,” Irshad Khan said.
JKFA president Zameer Thakur acknowledged that he had received a mail from Bhutia.
“We have responded and told Bhutia that we have no contact so far with Majid,” Thakur told Kashmir Reader.