Lajong FC: Anglian Holding new investor, partnership with Danish club

In a first for Indian football NRI-owned Anglian Holding from Dubai, who are a multi-national company with diversified interests, has bought into I-League side Shillong Lajong FC with upto 25% of the clubs shares going to exchange ownership.

This was announced yesterday at a press conference in Kolkata which was attended by Dhruv Ratra, Anglian Holding - Sports & Marketing CEO; Larsing Ming Sawyan, SLFC General Secretary; and Kurt Andersen, FC Vestsjælland president.

Anglian Holding has been looking at options to invest and get involved with Indian football for some time. Now comes the investment in Shillong Lajong FC, who both hope to take the club forward.

But for Anglian Holding this isn't their first investment in football. A while ago they became 25% stakeholders in Danish first Division (second tier of Danish football) FC Vestsjælland, who are also known as FCV Vikings and are a development club in Denmark.

Now with these two clubs in India and Denmark, Anglian Holding hope to create a talent, know-how and expertise exchange. In the future FCV could become an entry point into Europe for talented Indian youngsters, while FCV coaches work with children and their Indian counterparts.

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