New Delhi:Following refusal of a member of the AIFF Players Status Committee to give his opinion on the row between Bhaichung Bhutia and Mohun Bagan, the national federation on Wednesday entrusted outgoing general secretary Alberto Colaco to resolve the issue.
The AIFF emergency committee - consisting of the five vice-presidents, the treasurer and Colaco - took up the matter in its crucial meeting here.
PSC member from Bengal, Debashish Banerjee had refused to give his opinion without seeing the contract of Bhutia with Mohun Bagan and also demanded to see the showcause notice and suspension order of the Sikkimese striker before forming an opinion.
"We have asked Colaco to intervene in the matter and find a solution by sitting together with Bhutia and Mohun Bagan," senior vice-president and acting president Praful Patel told reporters after the meeting.
"After all he (Bhutia) is the captain of the national team and he is the icon player of the country. It was unfortunate, this matter should not have come out in public," he added.