Mohali, Oct. 30: Former I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC has been renamed as Punjab Football Club, a statement from the club said on Wednesday.
All teams of Minerva Punjab FC will now be known as Punjab Football Club as per an agreement with Round Glass Sports Private Ltd. Round Glass Sports has expanded their youth and grassroots football talent program by including the players of Minerva Punjab FC's U-11 to U-18 teams.
All teams of Minerva Punjab Football Club (MPFC), the sole representatives of Punjab and former champions of the I-League, and defending champions of Junior League and Elite League, shall now be known as Punjab Football Club (PFC). pic.twitter.com/IcUmtXBdmP— MINERVA PUNJAB FC (@minervapunjabfc) October 30, 2019
The players are already training under UEFA/AFC/AIFF certified coaches at Round Glass Sports. International medical, nutritional, educational and lifestyle facilities are being provided to all the players to help them develop their skills.
The club's director Ranjit Bajaj said, "There is a sense of positivity and excitement for the upcoming season and we are confident of putting up a good show. "This is the best thing to have happened to football in north India, and Punjab in specific, and it will ensure an even stronger presence of football in the region."