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South United Football Club, Football Clubs in South India

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South United Football Club (SUFC) is a professional football club based out of Bangalore Super Division. Consisting of a majority of Indian players, it was founded in August

2012 and is promoted by Lokko Sports Pvt. Ltd. Mr. LOKKNATH R CHAR is the Founder and CEO of Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd (India).

Lokknath Char said the long-term goal of the club was to provide employment to the players as well as perfect a self-sustaining model of management. "We're looking to bridge

the gap between elite and grassroots sports while encouraging youngsters to take up sports as employment," said Char.

SUFC got the backing of KSFA president AR Khaleel, with the veteran administrator stating the club would be given a direct entry to the Super Division next season, a clause in

the KSFA constitution allowing such a possibility. "We will also recommend their name for the second division of the I-League next season," he told reporters.

The Head Coach is Mr. Raman Vijayan who has played for and worked with football clubs and institutions all over India since 1990, and represented the country for 3 years.He

has also coached big league teams in India like the Mohammedan Sporting Club in Kolkatta and owns the Residential Football Academy (Noble Football Academy) in Tamil


Our aim is to unite the South so that it becomes one of the biggest football playing regions in India. Hence the name South United. We aspire to generate employment for young

footballers and provide them with a career path into the professional sporting world. We desire to win the I League by 2020 and create International level Indian players who

will be capable of competing worldwide.

The South United Football Club Academy is looking to train and produce brilliant young players of International skill and standard. Our Philosophy is to train not only

physically, but strategically and intricately so each player understands what is required to win on and off the field.

About Lokko Sports

At Lokko Sports Pvt. Ltd our aim is to put India on the global sporting map. We hope to achieve this through the advancement and development of sporting infrastructure,

education, standard of play and properties. Lokko Sports aims to provide resources and facilities to promote all sports in India. We also intend to arrange more and more social

activities for its members, which would in turn be a step towards an increase in community participation and involvement in events and ultimately, in sports.

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