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Arjun Kapoor joins Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City as co-owner

Ahead of the 2017/18 Indian Super League season, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has joined FC Pune City as a co-owner

football Updated: Oct 26, 2017 15:12 IST
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Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor is a new co-owner of Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City.
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor is a new co-owner of Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City. (Twitter/Indian Super League)

With only three weeks to go for the 2017/18 season of the Indian Super League (ISL), FC Pune City has announced Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor as its new co-owner.

Kapoor was earlier a brand ambassador of the club, which also floated a team in the inaugural edition of the Indian Women’s League (IWL) earlier this year.

“I love football and have grown up watching and playing the sport. I still actively play with my friends, who also are co-owners at various clubs in ISL,” Kapoor was quoted as saying in a press release sent by the club.

“What FC Pune City as a club is doing with football is tremendous and it seemed a natural fit for me to join them in their endeavour to develop a professional eco-system of football across Maharashtra. Our collective enthusiasm is in creating a special and aspirational football team,” he added.

The new season of the Indian Super League will start on November 17, with last season’s finalists Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters facing off in the first game.