Saradha Group becomes co-sponsor of Mohun Bagan football team

November 24th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Bengal football giants Mohun Bagan Wednesday roped in the Saradha Group as co-sponsors for three years.

As per the agreement, the Mohun Bagan players will sport the logo of the Saradha Group on the back of their new jerseys.

Director of United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited, Debashis Dutta said the sponsorship deal between Saradha Group and the club is of three years. “Their logo will be placed at the back of our new jersey… we will not disclose the amount at which this deal has been agreed.”

“The money from the sponsorship will be used to give the players better facilities and training so that we can prosper in the long run,” said Anjan Kumar Mitra, Managing Director of United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited.

Mitra added: “In our country the game of football is yet to be made fully professional. Also there are very few… hardly any… football schools or academic institutions to groom young talent.”

Deben Biswas, Chairman, Advisory Committee of Saradha Group said: “We will try to rejuvenate the game of football from its core by associating ourselves with Mohun Bagan which is not only a foremost club in the country, but also has international fame”.

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