Rumors are rife that another I-league could be shutting shop soon. After the chit fund scandal in West Bengal, United SC has been struggling to find sponsors after their last season sponsor Prayag abandoned them. Ironically United SC were one of the clubs that spent massively on their squad last season.
Club officials have been trying to rope in a sponsor for the club from the starting of this season with no success. “It’s not possible to run a club solely on borrowed money. It’s getting difficult each passing day. We want to keep hoping for the best instead of throwing in the towel. But nothing positive seems to be happening.” “If things carry on in this manner, we’ll have to give up,” club secretary Alokesh Kundu told Telegraph.
While I-league seems to be very competitive this time around with quality foreigners and better managed teams, it has to be noted that there is still not much of money in play. Clubs still find it difficult to find sponsors and the large outlay required to field a team in the national league is not helping their cause.
Read the article from Telegraph which speculates on United SC’s future here.