Trivandrum’s Own I-League club The ‘Evergreen FC’ From This Season Onwards!

The club will have an initial budget of Rs20 crore per season and had plans to start a football academy in the state.

Trivandrum’s dream of having its own I-League football club has moved one step closer when the Singapore-based sports management firm MySport Management registered their club with the Kerala Football Association (KFA).

If the reports are true, Trivandrum’s I-League club will be called Evergreen FC and will have the Greenfield International Stadium, Kariavattom as their home ground. MySports CEO Jiri Cerny is expected to visit the stadium soon to discussions with the officials of the Trivandrum Sports Hub the Kariyavattom Sports Facilities (KSFL) which operates the venue.

Trivandrum’s I-League club will be called Evergreen FC and will have the Greenfield International Stadium, Kariavattom as their home ground.

The project is moving fast forward. Our prime focus is on bringing professional football to the city of Thiruvananthapuram. There should be an official club launch within a few days too,” Cerny said to Indian Express.

Mysports is currently planning to get a direct entry into the upcoming -League 2017-18 season. The club will have an initial budget of Rs20 crore per season and had plans to start a football academy in the state.

MySports will rope in foreign coaches and western management style to popularise football.

The bad news is that Trivandrum Sports Hub is having a MoU with the Kerala Cricket Association which runs till 2027 could prove to be a major roadblock in the football club’s plans. As per the agreement, KCA will use the stadium for 180 days a year starting from April 1 to May 30 and from October 1 to January 31. This may clash with the I-League which starts in November.

MySports will rope in foreign coaches and western management style to popularise football. Initially, the I-Leauge team will have to depend on international players as well as players from other regions, but going forward, the club will train players in the state itself.

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