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Educational group launches United Kolkata Sports Club, aims to play in ISL

'The club aims to compete with new talents by taking in players from universities across India. Our goal is to feature in the ISL,' said secretary of the club, Debdutt Roychowdhury.
Last Updated : 16 April 2024, 11:53 IST
Last Updated : 16 April 2024, 11:53 IST

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Kolkata: On a day Mohun Bagan won their maiden League Winners Shield, the city witnessed the launch of another football club, United Kolkata Sports Club with an ambitious 'goal to play in the top-tier Indian Super League'.

Mohun Bagan won the ISL Shield defeating Mumbai City FC 2-1 here on Monday.

The club, which has named former India footballer Deepak Mondal as its head coach during the launch here on Monday, will kick off its journey from the First Division in the Calcutta Football League in the upcoming season.

"We will have our team building soon and will start our journey from first division in the next season," Mondal said.

Backed by city-based private educational conglomerate Techno India Group, the club also has tied up with Brazilian former Mohun Bagan forward Jose Ramirez Barreto.

"With his extensive experience and expertise, he is expected to lead the team to new heights," the club said in a statement.

The club will have practice grounds at Salt Lake.

"The club aims to compete with new talents by taking in players from universities across India. Our goal is to feature in the ISL," said secretary of the club, Debdutt Roychowdhury.

He further announced their plans to open a sports university for the students to pursue their career further in sports.

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Published 16 April 2024, 11:53 IST

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