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New football club launched in Kolkata


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KOLKATA, April 16: 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”.
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.
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. (PTI)


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