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In a day before the I-League about to kick off, AIFF has pulled a cat out of its bag as they have roped in telecom giants, Airtel as the title sponsor...

Airtel has been roped in as the Title sponsor of the 2013-14 edition of the I-League a day before the new season kicks off with reigning champions, Churchill defending their title.

All India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel welcomed the Telecom giants as the new Sponsor. “I welcome Airtel as the new Title Sponsor of the I-League. All India Football Federation stays committed for the upliftment of the sport in the Country and we hope this marks the beginning of a new and long relationship.”

All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das echoed the same sentiment.

“The deal between AIFF and Airtel proves there are many takers for Indian Football. I welcome them to the I-League."

I-League CEO Mr. Sunando Dhar said: “This is very inspiring. Having Airtel as the Title Sponsor would provide the right impetus for the I-League.”

Saturday sees Mohammedan Sporting taking on Pune FC, Churchill in a local derby against Salgaocar and Mumbai FC battling it out against Sporting clube de Goa.

 

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