Samip Rajguru quits as Football Delhi CEO, General Secretary

Football Delhi Chief Executive and General Secretary Samip Rajaguru has put in his papers.

The senior journalist and sports presenter has decided to move on after a brief stint with Football Delhi due to other commitments.

“Other professional commitments were making it difficult for me to do justice with my Football Delhi profile. I am not the one to occupy an office and not fulfil the demands of the job. I urged the Football Delhi management to relieve me. They understood the concern and we amicably decided to part ways,” said Rajguru.

A senior broadcast journalist, who has covered four Olympics and several cricket World Cups, Rajguru now works as an independent TV sports presenter and commentator.

Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran while thanking Rajguru for his contribution, called him a “valuable colleague. He had to quit because of his professional priorities. During this brief association, he has made significant contribution. We were happy to get his services. It was a fruitful partnership”.

The football governing body in Delhi had roped in the former India TV Executive Editor (Sports) in October last year with the aim to boost the growth and development of the sport at every level.

This was Rajguru’s second innings with football in the national Capital. In his first stint, he had served  the sport in the Capital as an eminent player.

An accomplished footballer, Rajguru had been at the U-19 Schools India Camp in 1990 before playing for Assam at the 1992 U-21 Nationals. He later captain Jiwaji University and represented Madhya Pradesh in the Santosh Trophy from 1994 to 1996 as a goalkeeper.

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