Gokulam Kerala FC and Churchill Brothers have protested towards the All India Football Federation (AIFF) proposed roadmap to solidify the Indian Super League (ISL) and scale back the variety of golf equipment within the I-League.
According to a roadmap agreed by Indian soccer stakeholders three years in the past, the winner of the I-League will likely be promoted to the ISL gratis in the event that they meet the nationwide membership licensing standards from the 2022/23 season onwards.
Gokulam Kerala and Churchill Brothers, who’ve received the I-League twice up to now, have each filed their objections with the Supreme Court Appointments Committee (CoA) – claiming they’ve not agreed to the settlement or signed any doc associated to the proposed roadmap.
🚨 | Valanka Alemao, CEO – Churchill Brothers FC has raised the demand for a uniform prime spot ⤵️:
“I said this 10 years ago and I say it again, One League is a must, otherwise we will never make progress.” [via @MarcusMergulhao,TOI] pic.twitter.com/Fo7DTlVKcI
– 90ndstoppage (@ 90ndstoppage) 14 July 2022
“I said this 10 years ago and I say it again, a league is a must, otherwise we will never make progress. Having 12-14 teams in the top tier is not the solution. Our players will continue to play fewer matches than what is needed for their development and we will continue to lag behind developed football nations, “stated Churchill Brothers CEO Valanka Alemao in an interview.
It has been claimed that the roadmap drawn up by the AIFF and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) was unanimously agreed by all stakeholders, though Valanka has denied that this was ever the case.
“I-League clubs have neither agreed nor signed any document. I-League clubs were clearly against this roadmap,” he added.
Churchill Brothers, for its half, has turned to the Board of Administrators (CoA) to work on and modify the roadmap for saving the I-League.