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Mumbai born star signs player management deal

NEW DELHI, INDIA, 27 February 2018 – Sporting Group International India (SGII) are delighted to announce that they have signed one of India’s top midfielder to its player roster.

Shilton D’Silva is currently plying his trade with I-League Kolkata based side Mohun Bagan, having previously enjoyed stints at Pailan Arrows and his hometown Mumbai FC.

The 25 year old midfielder has been honoured at every age group for the Indian national side (under -16, 19 and 23) as well as three appearances for the full international side.

“I have enjoyed my football this season with Mariners and I am now at the stage of my career where I need to keep progressing and reach the potential I am confident I have.

“My association with SGI will allow me to concentrate fully on my football and being the best I can be.  The guys who have also signed with SGI have been impressed with how well they have been looked after and been represented. 

“Together I feel we can achieve great things.”

SGI India General Manager Pranay Kapuria echoed D’Silva’s sentiments:

“We have actively pursued top and emerging talent in the Indian football market, and in Shilton we feel have someone we can help achieve his ambitions.

“It’s our role to look after our players’ long-term needs by offering support and guidance, and in SGI Shilton is guaranteed exactly that.”

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Indian Super League stars sign groundbreaking boot deal

The Mumbai born pair have signed a multi-year deal with US sports powerhouse New Balance.

Striker Rane, a former under 23 Indian international, joined Indian Super League side ATK in the summer draft whilst defender Bheke has been earning rave reviews for current ISL league leaders Bengaluru FC.

The pair become the first Indian ISL players to sign to the brand.

“I am delighted to be linking up New Balance and being part of their strategic plan to increase their presence in Asia,” Rane said. 

“I’ve been wearing their boots since the start of the season, the look and feel fantastic.  Hopefully this will be a successful relationship for us, both on and off the pitch.”

Bheke echoed Rane’s comments: “I’ve been really impressed with the quality and comfort of New Balance’s boots; to perform at your best you have to feel the best you can on the pitch.  I know wearing New Balance boots will help me do just that.” 

Stuart Henwood, New Balance’s Country Manager for the Middle East and India, said:

“New Balance India is proud to sign and be working with Jayesh and Rahul. As we continue to scale and grow the brand in India we look forward to working with top athletes such as them.”

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Defender Signs Player Management Deal

New Delhi, India, 12 February 2018 – Sporting Group International India (SGII) are delighted to announce that it has added another name to its stable of up and coming footballers plying their trade in Indian football.

Abhishek Ambekar, who can operate at either left back or as a winger, has joined SGI’s team and they will provide him with on and off field representation, whilst aiding his all-round career development.

The 26 year old Mumbai born player is earning rave reviews this season with his side Minerva Punjab who are widely regarded as favourites to win the Hero I-League title this year.

“I’m delighted to been linking up with Sporting Group International who will help guide and develop my career moving forward, I have heard very good things from players that use their services.

“The support they will provide me is invaluable, allowing to concentrate all of my efforts on the pitch on achieving success for Minerva Punjab this season”, says Abhishek.

Pranay Kapuria, General Manager at Sporting Group International India, said he was pleased to provide his company’s services to another of India’s up and coming footballers:

“We’re delighted to have added Abhishek to our growing team of players.  We have a passion for Indian football, and the services we will provide to our crop of players will allow them to work towards realising their ambitions.”