Switzerland based United World Group have announced the acquisition of Calicut Quartz FC. The Second Division League club will be renamed as Kerala United FC.
United World Group already own English Premier League side Sheffield United FC, Belgian outfit K Beerschot VA and Dubai based Al Hilal FC. The group is expanding its activities to the Indian market with their invest into the Keralite club.
Kozhikode-based Kerala United FC are set to play the Second Division League with an aim to qualify for the I-League and could in future look to play in the Indian Super League.
Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, Group CEO of the United World Group, in a press release said, “Our vision is to make Kerala United a competitive, community-focused football club playing at the highest possible in Indian football,” said Abdullah Al-Ghamdi. “Through hard work, commitment and unrivalled support from our fans, we are confident of achieving great things. Our focus will be on cementing and strengthening the foundations of the club, building an academy, and developing homegrown players.”
“With the support of the Kerala community and local authorities, we are confident that we will be able to achieve our ambitious goals and make Kerala United FC a success story for both the United Group and the local community,” Abdullah Al-Ghamdi added.
The addition of Kerala United FC into their portfolio means that United World Group now owns four clubs in Europe and Asia.
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— UNITED WORLD (@UnitedWorldSA) November 20, 2020