C.V. Pappachan is a former Indian football player. He has led the Kerala Police football team and the State team. He also scored the only goal for India in a match against Hungary during the Nehru Cup in 1991. In a conversation with Unnikrishnan R., he talks to The Kochi Post about his new role with the Kerala Police football team, ISL, and the future of football in the State.
The Kerala Police football team is one that has literally been formed by you and I.M. Vijayan. A lot of other amazing players were also part of the team in the past. How do you view this opportunity to coach the Kerala police team, which you were also once a part of?
I really look forward to it. What I want is to share the experience I had in the past of playing for the team. When I got the chance to be the coach of the Kerala Police team, the only thing on my mind was that. I always had the desire deep down to be a trainer and pass on the experience to the next generation of players.