Indian football club Mohun Bagan has stated that according to them the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has similar views of their demand of a unified league and it also accepted that the grand old clubs of India will be given due respect.
In a press release, Mohun Bagan stated, “Our director (Dutta) made presentation elaborating the history and legacy of our club and explained the performance of the National team, stressing on the importance of having one league,” the release stated.
“The AFC general secretary (Dato’ Windsor John) and other members present at the meeting took note of it and accepted that century old clubs (Mohun Bagan and East Bengal) should be given due respect and diligence.
“They also agreed that their contributions and commitment to the game for such a long period cannot be ignored,” it continued.
“There is a need to find a permanent solution, and AIFF along with all concerned should work collectively to develop India’s football structure. They also accepted the idea of having one league.
It further stated, “AFC urged the AIFF to conduct a meeting with all I-League clubs to discuss this year’s league structure,” it said.
“AFC further elaborated that a road map should be made immediately after the conclusion of the U-17 FIFA WC for next year league structure.”it concluded.