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ISL Chairperson Nita Ambani Believes the Merged ATK Mohun Bagan Will Benefit Indian Football

Nita Ambani (R) and ATK Mohun Bagan logo. (Photo Credit: ISL Media/News18)

Nita Ambani (R) and ATK Mohun Bagan logo. (Photo Credit: ISL Media/News18)

Nita Ambani welcomed Mohun Bagan to the Indian Super League after the formalities of their merger with ATK were completed.

  • News18 Sports New Delhi
  • Last Updated: July 11, 2020, 12:07 AM IST
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Indian Super League and Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) founder and chairperson Nita Ambani welcomed legendary Indian football club Mohun Bagan into the Indian Super League family on Friday.

The 130-year old football club on Friday completed the formalities of merging with three-time ISL champions ATK FC, thus creating a new club in Indian football named as - 'ATK Mohun Bagan'.

"We are delighted on the merger of ATK and Mohun Bagan, the two powerhouses of Indian football. I whole-heartedly welcome Mohun Bagan, one of India's oldest and most renowned club, to the Indian Super League and congratulate Sanjiv Goenka for embracing the I-League champions with open arms," said Mrs. Ambani.

Ambani believes that the combined power of ATK and MB will further enable India to establish its stronghold in AFC competitions.

"The coming together of these two heavyweights marks a momentous chapter in the history of Indian sports. The new entity, 'ATK Mohun Bagan FC', holds vast potential for not just West Bengal or Indian football but internationally too, as we endeavour to establish Indian clubs as strong players in AFC competitions."

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The ISL chairperson opined that ATK Mohun Bagan will lead the way towards a more competitive platform for young Indian players, benefitting the overall football ecosystem in the country.

"Talent can only be realised when budding youngsters get the opportunity and exposure to play competitive football at the highest levels. I am confident that this partnership will benefit football in our country and help us realise our dream of making India a football superpower."

"I wish the management of ATK Mohun Bagan FC, the players and the staff all the very best for what promises to be an exciting journey ahead," Ambani concluded.

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