Gokulam FC to play in Hero I-League 2017-18
AIFF Bid Evaluation Committee met at the AIFF HQ in New Delhi today (September 20, 2017) to evaluate the bids submitted after the tendering process was initiated on August 18, 2017.
From the bids submitted, the Bid Evaluation Committee decided to award Sree Gokulam Group the right to field their team in the Hero I-League 2017-18 season onward.
The club was launched earlier this year by the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan amidst much fanfare and play their home games from Manjeri. However, they have now been asked by the AIFF to shift base to Calicut where they will most probably make the Corporation Stadium their home ground.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome a new Kerala team from Sree Gokulam Group to the Hero I-League from the 2017-18 season”, stated AIFF General Secretary, Mr. Kushal Das
The team will be playing their home matches out of Calicut, Kerala.
Mr. Das added, “I hope the club would be able to ignite the passion of Kerala football in Calicut where they will be playing from.”