The Hard Tackle believes that Virat Kohli is to be unveiled as the co-owner and brand ambassador of FC GOA. The club is owned by Venugopal Dhoot as well as Goan businessmen Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo. Virat who is a regular feature in the Indian Cricket Team has been linked to the club earlier, but reports look more concrete now. Strangely, even the closest of officials were alienated from this news.
The legendary Brazilian Football player Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) will be the club’s first Manager (Head Coach). The club will play their home matches at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa.
The Goan based franchisee has already made its mark by signing players such as the legendary frenchman, Robert Pires. The Goan franchisee’s ties with Virat makes it the second team to inhibit these bonds, after ex-cricketer Sourav Ganguly’s with Atletico De Kolkata.
It is exciting to see when one sport promotes the other, and in this curious case, it is exciting to see some of the best batsmen in the world co-own a football team. The Indian Super League has already boasted big names from Film Stars such as John Abraham to Cricketers such as Sourav Ganguly. Perhaps, these media hubs can provide football a proper ground to breed.
FC Goa host Team Chennai, in their opening fixture, to be played on the 16th of October.