FIFA President Joseph Blatter has conveyed his heartiest wishes to Bengaluru FC on winning the I-League on their maiden appearance. In a letter to AIFF FIFA President wrote: “Please convey my warmest wishes to all of the players, the manager, the technical and medical staff as well as all the team’s supporters, as each part of this organisation have no doubt been instrumental in their club’s victory.”
“On behalf of the world football community, I would like to thank Bengaluru FC for the excitement they bring to fans of the beautiful game, and wish them all the best for the future,” he further added.
Bengaluru FC CEO Parth Jindal said the club is pleased and elated with the letter from the FIFA head. ‘The letter congratulating us means a lot and we thank Mr. Blatter for sending it. Bengaluru FC will strive harder each day to get Indian football the recognition it deserves,’ said he said.
Club skipper Sunil Chhetri expressed the encouragement amongst the players. ‘From being a team no one knew about to becoming a club that the FIFA president has picked out for such a mention says a lot. This is a testament to the hard work put in by every member at the club, on the pitch and off it.’