The Black Panthers announced their association with Bunkerhill Private Limited as their new investors on Monday…
Mohammedan Sporting rope in Gurgaon-based company Bunkerhill Private Limited as their new investors on Monday.
The new deal between the club and their investors will see the company owning 50 per cent stake of the club. The deal will also see the century-old take a step towards modernisation.
After signing the MOU with the firm, Mohammedan general secretary Sk. Wasim Akram said, “This is a historic day for all of us. We are very very happy and proud to be the administrators of such a giant club of India and hopefully, the deal between us and Bunkerhill will show new horizons. This is going to be a very long-term thing and going forward we are targeting ISL but now we are targeting the I-League by winning all four matches of the qualifiers.”
One of the directors of Bunkerhill, Aditya Raj suggested that their target will be to send the Kolkata club to greater heights and also revealed further legal proceedings of completing the deal will be announced soon.
“We have a plan. The first objective would be to make it to the I-League and stay there and then to look at the next big step. We are working out on many more things but those are now in the preliminary stage. The confirm thing is that we have joined hands with the club and the legal details will be coming very soon.”
Mohammedan Sporting’s football secretary and former India international striker Dipendu Biswas suggested that with the arrival of new investors, the club’s goal is to now play in India’s top tier league, the Indian Super League (ISL) in the coming years.
“Our new investors are really amazing and this is a historic moment for us. Our plan is to play I-League and then ISL but for now 8th October we have our first match of the season and we have to win that game,” Biswas.
Along with announcing the arrival of new investor, the club also unveiled their new home and away kits from the upcoming 2020-21 season.
The third Kolkata giants begin their campaign in the I-League Second Division on October 8. They take on Garhwal FC in their opening match.
The Black Panthers have signed a host of star players this season and have also roped in former Punjab FC coach Yan Law. They look one of the strongest teams on paper in the Second Division this year and will be favourites to qualify for the I-League.