Vastavam web: I-League outfit Chennai City FC claims it is set for a collaboration with a top European club primarily focussing on infrastructure development, owner Rohit Ramesh said today.Ramesh though refused to divulge the name of the club, citing confidentiality clause.Chennai FC are locked in a battle with Churchill Brothers to avoid relegation from the I-League, but the club management is confident of keeping their place in the top division.
Regarding the tie-up, Ramesh said, “This will include infrastructure development, ensuring that there are activities as far residential academies are concerned, sharing of knowledge and technical know-how and also knowing the community.”That was last year when we got into a cooperation agreement with JS Hercules. It was basically on trade, getting help through commercial activities.”
“Our main objective is to place our infrastructure in place. We are trying to create strong grassroot programmes, have our own residential academy, and are also looking to tie up with all government institutes. We should kick start by end of this year.” “We have invested a lot in the men’s team infrastructure and academy. We spent around Rs 3.5 crore on the Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore, doing the players’ dressing rooms, stands and got two new floodlights installed of European company,” said Ramesh.Chennai City and Churchill Brothers are currently placed eighth and ninth in the league table. Gokulam Kerala (7th) and Indian Arrows (10th) are exempted from relegation.