New Delhi, October 22 (PTI) Beginners of the I-League Royal Kashmir Football Club on Monday began a major sponsorship stroke by signing up with sportswear giant Adidas for the next national season.
Srinagar, two years old. Based side, which won the second division of the league to become the first club of Jammu and Kashmir to qualify for the first level I-League, the partnership with Adidas is significant.
No other football club – big or small – has an association with a global brand like Adidas in Indian football.
Although the financial kernel of the agreement is not known, Adidas will be the official kit partner of Real Kashmir in the I-League that begins on October 26.
"It is a momentous day for Real Kashmir, so great a brand that comes to support us as an official partner is an achievement in itself, no other club has Adidas as a sponsor, but we have it", club co-owner Shamim Meraj He told PTI.
When asked how this association came about, he said: "We wanted a great sponsor and they (Adidas) should have their reasons to be with us, it's not about persecuting the other or pushing the other. naturally they conspire to make this happen for a good cause. "
"I hope we do not disappoint them, I hope my team does well in the I-League, the team has already created the story for Kashmir and a good performance in the I-League will further strengthen the football revolution in I can not wait for the first game in Kashmir. "
"With a global player like Adidas as our partner, Real Kashmir is being recognized as a possible winner, Adidas winning forms will surely affect us," said fellow co-owner Sandeep Chattoo.
Real Kashmir will open their I-League campaign against Minerva Punjab on October 31 at Panchkula while their first home match will be on November 6 against Churchill Brothers.
"The match against Mohun Bagan in Srinagar on November 20 will be really huge and I'm waiting for it," said Meraj.
The key player and Danish midfielder Farooq was overwhelmed by the development. 19659002] "I have no words, it's a dream come true, I never thought that Adidas would be the official partner of our club," Farooq said at the press conference.