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High Time ISL Involves The Top Clubs Of India: Sultan Ahmed

Saturday, 24 June 2017|Staff Reporter
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The cash-rich Indian Super League might overtake the I-League in terms of popularity next season but Mohammedan Sporting President Sultan Ahmed on Friday said that the fans will be deprived if they do not include the big three of Kolkata- Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and them.

While East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be playing in the I-League this season, Mohammedan will be sweating it out in the second division. 

"By not including century-old clubs Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, ISL is depriving the Indian fans. We have millions of fans all over India," Ahmed said at the club's Iftar party.
 
"It's difficult to fight against the Ambanis (the organisers of the ISL). We are helpless and will protest silently," he added.

Talking about ISL, he said: "It has helped in many areas. It has given a lot of young players an opportunity to play against or with some of the top foreign players. It is a good innovation for Indian football because not only it brings new players in but it also bringing people back to Indian football but it's high time that they involve the top clubs of India."

Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting Club bestowed the honour of the Shan-e-Mohammedan to Jb. Latifuddin Najam for his overall contributions towards the 126-year-old club on Friday. Latifuddin received the award and a sum of Rs.1 lakh from the Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Shri. Subrata Mukherjee and Mohammedan Sporting Club President Jb. Sultan Ahmed.