Mumbai City Football Club has roped in Cisco as network technology partner. The American networking giant will feature on the Club’s matchdays in the Indian Super League and at the Islanders’ training facility at the Nagoa Village Panchayat Football Ground and will support all aspects of the Club’s business through their networking solutions, said a statement.
In addition, it will also connect the First Team with fans in Mumbai and across the country via Cisco Webex in this unique season of the Indian Super League, a statement said.
Bimal Parekh, co-owner, Mumbai City FC, said, “We are delighted that Cisco will be a part of the Mumbai City FC family and will partner with us for the next 3 years. Cisco has shown, especially in the last six months, how valuable its strategic technology solutions are to the future of connecting fans to teams and the sport they love. We look forward to achieving excellence with their support both on and off the pitch for years to come.”
City Football Group brokered this partnership as part of its consultancy services to the Club.
Cisco has a relationship with City Football Group and last year became an official technology partner for five city football group clubs – Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos, and Sichuan Jiuniu FC – for which it provides networking and video collaboration solutions.
Brian Eaton, Director – Global Sponsorships, Cisco, said, “The pandemic is giving rise to a low-touch, digital economy, where even the future of sports must be reimagined with technology at its heart. This partnership represents an opportunity to leverage our technology to make a positive impact, not only on the business and operations of Mumbai City FC, but on the local community as well. Over the past year, our solutions have helped numerous clubs around the world stay connected to each other, their fans and their local communities during a season unlike any other, and we are excited to work to forge new ground together in Mumbai.”