Nikamal Limited will sponsor Mohun Bagan for next season I-League 2017-18.
Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan have announced a landmark one-year sponsorship deal with Nilkamal Limited as one of the principal sponsors of the team. Nilkamal Limited is the manufacturer of molded plastic furniture, and one of Asia’s largest producers of molded plastic products. Based in Mumbai, India, the name Nilkamal is synonymous with quality and durability. This reputation is well-deserved – all of Nilkamal’s manufacturing plants are ISO 9001/2008 certified and practice Six Sigma manufacturing processes. Their extensive manufacturing infrastructure is supported by a wide and strong sales network of 400+ techno-commercial experts, operating through 39 Regional Offices and 41 Warehouses spread across India.
Club Directors Srinjoy Bose and Debashis Dutta said, “We are delighted to be working with Nilkamal. The two organizations’ will be committed to promoting the game of football throughout the entire country.” We are thankful to the management of Nilkamal for having come forward and taken initiative for the development of sports.
After the Vijay Mallya and Diageo conundrum, the funds had dried up at the club since October 2014. This deal will help the Mariners get a new financial boost, which was much needed. The club wanted to become a part of the Indian Super League this season, but reportedly, due to the lack of funds, the club could not manage to adhere to the financial targets setup by the IMG Group.
Mohun Bagan received 2.75 crores per year initially from United Spirits. The amount rose to 5 crore by 2013, with a new deal for 10 years. Diageo, then, took over from United Spirits and things changed for the Greens-and-Maroons. Tutu Bose had recently resigned from the post of club President and is currently working as a normal employee in day-to-day proceedings. Swapan Sadhan Bose, as he’s better known, had bailed out the club several times during financial hardship.