The local Manchester City fan club, Shillong Cityzens, have come out against the shock decision by 12 top European clubs, including Man City, to form a European Super League outside the remit of UEFA.
“The proposed new competition has no sporting merit and would seem to be motivated by greed,” Aibanjop Mylliemngap (Shillong Cityzens Manager) said in a statement today.
The proposed Super League will bring together top brand clubs from England, Italy and Spain along with space for only a few based on merit alone to take part in a pan-European competition to rival the UEFA Champions League.
The Cityzens said that the clubs’ owners have taken this decision without taking the fans on board and shows “zero regard” for football’s traditions.
Meanwhile, the Cityzens faced off against the Arsenal supporters’ club of Mawkyrwat on Saturday in Mawkyrwat and won 4-2. Teiban Kongkai was named man-of-the-match for his brace of goals.
This was the first time that the Cityzens have played a match outside Shillong and they used the opportunity to unveil their new jerseys in the presence of the Shillong members and those Man City supporters from Nongstoiñ and Mawkyrwat.
During the trip the Cityzens also got a chance to meet with the senior citizens of the Synroplang self-help group.