The current I-League winners, Punjab FC, confirmed on Wednesday that they will join the Indian Super League (ISL) for the 2023–24 season. This brings the league’s total number of teams to 12.
The club gained entry to the highest flight of Indian football. As a result of winning the I-League title and passing the ICLS Premier 1 Licencing.
With this, Punjab FC becomes the first club in Indian history to be promoted from the I-League to the ISL.
Throughout the I-League 2022–23 season, Punjab FC put up an moreover exceptional performance. Winning moreover every game and taking the top spot on the standings.
The team showed remarkable talent and commitment, winning 16 games, drawing four, and losing only two. The team’s effectiveness on the pitch was also demonstrated by its 45 total goals scored.
HERO ISL ANNOUNCED THE JOINING OF PUNJAB FC
Sunny Singh, founder of RoundGlass and the inspiration for the success of the team, further said, “Punjab FC’s inclusion in the ISL is a recognition of the hard work and perseverance of our players and staff.”
“The team’s swift progression from the I-League to the ISL is extraordinary, and we’re thrilled to embrace the challenge of competing at the highest level of Indian football. We aim to make a lasting impression in the ISL and serve as an inspiration to young talent across India.”
The technical director of Punjab FC, Nikolaos Topoliatis, also expressed his excitement for the club’s future endeavours.
“Being a part of the Indian Super League is a significant milestone in Punjab FC’s history. We have followed our ideology of playing a brand of football which inspires young kids across the country to take up the sport and have built upon it.
“We have however assembled a group of emerging talents for our season ahead. Our focus remains promoting this exciting brand of football and we look forward to competing against the best teams in the country,” he said.
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