Indian football needs investment first - FC Goa President Akshay Tandon's message to universal brands

Indian football needs investment first – FC Goa President Akshay Tandon’s message to universal brands

After qualifying for Asia, FC Goa President expounds on the plans going ahead and a potential speculator…

FC Goa President Akshay Tandon accepts that accomplishment for their present battle in the Indian Super League (ISL) ought to be estimated as far as their capability for the 2021 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League bunch organize.

A significant lump of credit for the Gaurs’ street to the end of the season games in the continuous season has a place with previous mentor Sergio Lobera who had joined the club in front of the fourth release of the ISL in 2017. Prior to going separate ways, the Spanish mentor drove Goa into the end of the season games for a third back to back season, including the ISL 5 last that they lost to Bengaluru FC.

There have been discussions of FC Goa searching for a financial specialist. Reports of discourse with previous co-proprietor Shrinivas Dempo, Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig, etc have made a few rounds. Tandon, without parting with a lot, uncovered that they are watching out for a potential financial specialist.

“A lot of big brands are looking at India as a revenue driver right now, which I feel is the wrong thing to do (while looking for in an investor). India needs investment first. We need to invest in youth, infrastructure, technical expertise and coaching. We are looking at someone who can help us with those things and allow us to take it to the next level. So we are going slowly but surely to find the right partner to take us to that next level and cement us amongst the great clubs of India,” Tandon concluded.

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