Delhi Dynamos Renamed As Odisha FC In Indian Super League & Frustrated Delhi Fans Feel Cheated

Can the club win silverware in their first season at their new home?3 min


In a shocking and major move, Odisha has added another feather in its sports cap by bringing India’s one of the leading Football club Delhi Dynamos to Bhubaneswar. Which will be known as Odisha Football Club [Odisha FC] from now onwards.

Odisha FC, Delhi Dynamos Renamed As Odisha FC In Indian Super League & Frustrated Delhi Fans Feel Cheated

Around 134 days since this story was released and discarded as a rumour. But now this rumour has become official and this big move of Delhi club owners has shocked their fans who feel cheated and discarded.

Odisha FC, Delhi Dynamos Renamed As Odisha FC In Indian Super League & Frustrated Delhi Fans Feel Cheated

So Yes! Delhi’s new home is now Odisha. The management has adopted Kalinga stadium as their base, after playing the ISL for five years from the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

β€œIt hurts for me to move Delhi Dynamos FC away from the city of Delhi, but certain hard decisions had to be taken. I had a vision for the development of football in the country. And my vision has always made me strive for better. I feel the state of Odisha shares the same vision with me. As difficult as it was for me to take the call, I am immensely happy to say that the Government of Odisha is equally committed and determined to create an environment of sporting excellence in the state.”

Speaking on the decision of moving the club, owner of the franchise and the President and founding CEO of GMS Leadership, Dr Anil Sharma said.
Odisha FC, Delhi Dynamos Renamed As Odisha FC In Indian Super League & Frustrated Delhi Fans Feel Cheated

Shocking For Delhi Fans

As people in Odisha started celebrating the big announcement, the hardcore Delhi Dynamos fans are feeling cheated as the owners didn’t even address the fans before signing an agreement with the Odisha govt.

The announcement came late night hours after getting into an agreement with Odisha.

Odisha FC, Delhi Dynamos Renamed As Odisha FC In Indian Super League & Frustrated Delhi Fans Feel Cheated

Though the actual reason for rebranding Delhi to Odisha is the less number of Delhi fans in their home games and lack of support from the capital. But those who were the true supporters are feeling sad and shocking.

Here are some of the reactions from the heartbroken fans of Delhi.

Let’s hope the same fate won’t be repeated and Odisha fans will welcome Football with open hearts.


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