Indian Football

'Non-implementation of promotion & relegation in ISL has harmed Goan Football' - Churchill Alemao

Arjun Singh Devgan
Churchill Alemao is the president of the Goa Football Association
Churchill Alemao is the president of the Goa Football Association / Twitter
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The president of the Goa Football Association (GFA), Churchill Alemao has opened up on the status of the I-League when compared to the Indian Super League (ISL) in the country, claiming that "the non-implementation of promotion and relegation in the ISL" has harmed Goan football.

Alemao, who has been a vocal backer of the I-League and it's merits, believes that it should be the top-tier football league in the country and not the ISL - which was originally drafted in by the Supreme Court appointed three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA).

“As president of the GFA, my duty is to protect the interests of Goan football. I did just that by pointing out that the definition of senior-most league in the All India Football Federation constitution should remain the way the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has drafted it (I-League being the top competition),” he said in an interview.

“The non-implementation of promotion and relegation in the top tier league has harmed Goan football,” Alemao added.

Alemao, who is also the owner of Churchill Brothers has expressed dismay at the way the I-League has been treated when compared to the much flashier ISL, claiming that he has made sacrifices to keep his club going forward.

I have spent my personal wealth to keep my own football club, Churchill Brothers FC, going,” he concluded.

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