Neo Prime bags Nehru Cup Football

14 Aug,2012

By A Correspondent


Neo Sports has been announced as the exclusive broadcast partner for the Nehru Cup football tournament. The biennial international invitational tournament, which has been organized by the AIFF since 1982, will kick off on August 22 and run till September 2.


Defending champions and two-time winners India will be gunning for a hat-trick of titles and will be up against Maldives, Syria, Nepal and African power houses Cameroon in a 10-match round robin league followed by the final between the top 2 teams.


Prasana Krishnan, COO-Neo Sports Broadcast Pvt Ltd said: “Neo Sports has added yet another key event to our extensive football line up with Nehru Cup. TV ratings for football in India are growing exponentially, evident with the success of UEFA EURO 2012 on Neo Prime. With Nehru Cup being India’s only international football tournament, it is sure to garner high viewership. We look forward to serving Indian football fans with top class coverage of this celebrated event.”


Ashu Jindal, COO-IMG Reliance said: “With 2012 being the Platinum Jubilee of the AIFF (All India Football Federation) and India returning as defending champions, we are extremely pleased to partner with Neo Sports for the broadcast of this historic edition of the Nehru Cup. This is a key tournament in our vision to radically restructure and popularize football in India. With double the prize money and an extensive production plan, the event will be bigger and grander.”


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