Thursday, July 18, 2013

JSW to launch club on Saturday

JSW Sports will be announcing the launch of its new football club at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Saturday evening. Making their I-League debut this season, the club has roped in former Manchester United player Ashley Westwood as coach of the club apart from signing India striker Robin Singh. 

Present at the launch would be JSW chairman and managing director Sajjan Jindal, AIFF president Praful Patel and members from the Karnataka State Football Association. The team would be unveiled at the launch.

Adding local flavour

JSW Sports has signed three Bangalore boys – Kutty Mani, Don Bosco Andrew and Vishal Kumar – the club announced on Saturday. Midfielder Kutty, 26, brings in a fair bit of experience having spent five seasons with Mumbai FC and one at Pune FC. The other midfielder signed is Don Bosco who started out at Bangalore SAI before spending three years at Goa’s SESA Academy. 

Defender Vishal has represented India at the Under 16, 17, 19, 21, and 23 levels apart from being part of the Olympic qualifier and SAFF Cup squads. He has spent three seasons at Arrows/Pailan Arrows.