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Gokulam FC to feature in Hero I-League 2017-18

New Delhi, Sep 20 (UNI) Gokulam FC, a Kerala based professional football club, has won the bid to participate in the upcoming edition of I-League, the AIFF announced here today.

   The development came after the AIFF Bid Evaluation Committee meet at its Headquarters today to evaluate the bids submitted after the tendering process was initiated on August 18. From the bids submitted, the Bid Evaluation Committee decided to award Sree Gokulam Group the right to field their team in Hero I-League season 2017-18 onward. "It gives me great pleasure to welcome a new Kerala team from Sree Gokulam Group to the Hero I-League from the 2017-18 season”, AIFF General Secretary, Kushal Das said in an official statement. "I hope the club would be able to ignite the passion of Kerala football in Calicut where they will be playing from," added he. Hero I-League CEO, Sunando Dhar also sounded ‘happy’ with the inclusion and said,"We would like to congratulate Sree Gokulam Group on winning the bid. It has been our endeavour to have corporate teams come into the Hero I-League and the team from Kerala will open a new market for the league." "It will be beneficial to both the Hero I-League as well as Indian football. And I’m sure the passionate football fans of Kerala will be delighted to have a team of their own," Dhar added. The team will be playing their home matches out of Calicut, Kerala. UNI KU SHK 2012

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