LEAKED: Two most probable names that AIFF can put a seal on for ISL membership

Koushik Venkatesh  |  The Drama  |  1 Year Ago

The sources close to Jersey confirms the two winners of the bid who would be given the permission to take part in this year’s edition of the Indian Super League. The backdrop is that there were bids that were accepted from 10 cities, some of them being, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram.  The last day for the submission of the bid was the 25th of May as declared by the FSDL (Football Sports Development Limited) who are the organising team behind Indian Super League.



Of the two bids that are to be announced today, one of them seems to be this year’s Federation Cup winners, Bengaluru FC. The switch from I-League to ISL seemed to be the obvious choice for them knowing the benefits that they will reap in the long term. Bengaluru FC have been quite confident of this move since the day they were made to know about the FSDL inviting bids. All we’re awaiting is the official announcement to take place…

Arguably one of the most successful clubs since their birth, their decision to move to the ISL has been well appreciated by their fans. As they are seen as one of the few clubs spearheading Indian football in the right direction, let’s hope this decision works out for them. However, one thing that the fans and even the club mightn’t like is the fact that once BFC is in, they’ll be obliged to liquidate the entire squad and start afresh, which will not only have their star-studded lineup back on sale, but getting back on contract might be an expensive affair going forward.




Well, considering the future of Indian football, Bengaluru is sure to eject their myopic thought process and ready to plunge into the challenge ahead by competing into the country’s most famous football league. Moreover, this is in conjunction to the benefit of winning the Fed Cup, that BFC is any eligible to play this year’s AFC Cup.

Another name which is most probable to winning the bid is from Odisha. Businessman and Philanthropist Mr. Ramnaik Diwaker has dropped a bid for ISL with a view to give the football fans in the region a new passion. Cuttuck’s Barabati Stadium is going to be their home. At the moment, no club is playing into any top league of the country from Odisha and with development in concern, AIFF is thinking thrice on giving privilege to Odisha.


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