NorthEast United FC has partnered with India’s leading logistics solutions provider, DTDC, to administer the overall logistics. Owned by John Abraham, the football club is gearing up for the opening ceremony of Hero ISL 2016, to be held in their home ground, Indira Gandhi Stadium on October 1.
The opening ceremony, slated to be a gala star-studded affair, will clear the pavement for the first match of the championship, with the local favorites, NorthEast United FC taking on Kerala Blasters FC. The opening match is being awaited and anticipated by a house full of spectators, with the ticket counters already showing a Sold Out!
Competing for the title spot, NorthEast United FC had roped in the international star, Didier Zokora as its marquee. Furthermore, the envious line-up of players in the squad includes the Arjuna Awardee Subrata Paul and the young talent of child protégés, Jerry Mawihmingthanga & Lallianzuala Chhangte (Zuala).
Further sharing his thoughts on the association, Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, Director of Football for NEUFC said, “We were looking for a logistics partner with a keen eye for detail and couldn’t have asked for better associates than DTDC. With their expertise and experience in the domain, they have seamlessly integrated the operations at NEUFC. Owing to their assistance, we are hopeful for a successful season and are looking forward for a long term association with DTDC.”
Echoing the same thought, Mr. Abhishek Chakraborty, Executive Director, DTDC Express Limited said, “We at DTDC believe that football and logistics have huge synergies as both drive with speed, teamwork and passion. The North East region, with a huge football following, has massively contributed to Indian football and DTDC with its unparalleled reach of the North East region makes for an ideal logistics partner for NEUFC. We are confident that this will be a fruitful association where we can deliver the passion and excitement of the game and foster even stronger connections with our customers.”