MP United Club to become the first club from Madhya Pradesh in I-League division II - report

The club from Madhya Pradesh has applied for their participation in the I-League second division...

The I-League could receive another venue in its pan-India approach as the club from central India have sent in their application to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for their inclusion in the forthcoming second division league matches.

"After having successfully organised the I-League Second Division tournament in Indore and Singrauli this year, we thought Madhya Pradhesh should also have its representation in the tournament," MP United Club secretary Ravindra Parsai told The Times of India.

As early as last season, the Indore stadium had, incidentally for the first time, hosted the second division's group-stage matches.

"We have submitted all the required documents and registration forms and are hopeful that by September first week the AIFF gives us the positive response," Parsai added.

While it is confirmed that the preliminary round of I-League second division will be held in November, an inspection team from the AIFF is expected to visit the club's facilities before the approval can be granted.

Parsai confirmed that a host of Indian and international players have been invited to play for the club.

Madhya Pradhesh Association's secretary Amit Dev commented on MP United Club's endeavours as a step towards converting amateurs into professionals. "In the I-league Second Division, around 40 teams from across the country will be participating. This is a step toward converting the amateur players into professional ones," he said.

MP United Club have recently emerged as state champions in a tournament held in Satna, Madhya Pradesh.


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