Friday, May 31, 2013

Exciting times for Indian football: Sajjan Jindal, team owner, JSW, Bangalore

The $11 billion Indian conglomerate, JSW Group is poised to give the I-League a shot in the arm. Having earned a slot in the prestigious league of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF), JSW is ready to make their maiden venture on the India football horizon. 

Mr Sajjan Jindal, owner of the I-league Bangalore football team said, "We believe these are exciting times for Indian football and are happy to be entering the league at this stage. We would like to thank the All India Football Federation for awarding us the Bangalore franchise. The popularity of football is growing rapidly in India and we are excited at the opportunity to do our bit to enhance the standards of the beautiful game. In keeping with JSW philosophy of building a strong India, we hope to build a strong and successful football franchise.” 

Set to play their home games in Bangalore, JSW are committed to improve the standard of the sport through several initiatives. They have plans to set up a football academy, spearhead by a renowned coach and also provide better infrastructure to the youth in the vicinity. With their competitive spirit and sleek display, JSW aim to attract the crowds back to the stadium. 

It will leave no stone unturned in recruiting the best players, coach and support staff and form a formidable side that will give the other outfits in this 14-team league a run for their money. 

The basic idea to enter the League is to spread the game to many more cities so that fans can get a chance to view their heroes in action at close quarters and also to improve the infrastructure in the respective cities.