Kolkata, India-Dec 16, 2018: East Bengal celebrates 3-2 victory over Mohun Bagan at the I-League match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata, India, on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

AIFF asks East Bengal to inform them about change in ownership

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has requested metropolis soccer giants East Bengal to formally inform them about their change in possession after the I-League membership and their investor Quess parted methods on Sunday.

“We have asked them to officially tell us about the change in ownership. This is in line with the (AFC club) licensing requirements,” a high official advised IANS on Monday.

In July 2018, Bangalore-based Quess Corp Ltd had signed an settlement with East Bengal membership, resulting in the formation of a brand new entity referred to as Quess East Bengal FC Pvt. Ltd (QEBFC). It acquired 70 per cent stakes.

The new entity was transferred all of the sporting rights together with the precise to take part within the I-League.

As per sources within the know, Quess are prepared to switch again the sporting rights to East Bengal and are engaged on paperwork for a similar.

The authorized standards for a membership to use for the AFC license says that the license applicant must submit a legally legitimate declaration, clearly stating the possession construction and management mechanism of the membership.

East Bengal completed runners-up within the 2018-19 I-League, however their efficiency dipped within the 2019-2020 season with their relation additionally straining with Quess.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international gamers of East Bengal had been caught in Kolkata for an prolonged interval earlier than most of them flew again residence.

Three foreigners — midfielder Kassim Aidara (France), defender Johnny Acosta (Costa Rica) and a member of the help employees, Spaniard Carlos Nodar are nonetheless in Kolkata and have been requested to vacate their lodging.