Rangers FC Head of Soccer Schools and International Relations, Gary Gibson revealed that Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC will play friendlies with their partners from Scotland, Rangers FC.
Bengaluru FC Set To Play Friendlies Against Rangers FC
Rangers FC is the most dominant team in Scotland. Last year Rangers FC and Bengaluru FC signed a partnership deal, now it is being said that Bengaluru FC will play Friendlies with Rangers FC as part of their pre-season training.
Gibson discussed Rangers FC’s partnership with Bengaluru FC extensively in an interview with the media team of the Scotland club.
When was asked about the future of the partnership between both club, he said, “There were a number of really exciting projects ready to kick off and then obviously due to the current situation it’s not happened… There was a first-team game arranged as part of pre-season, so we’ll look at Rangers playing Bengaluru at some point.”
Gibson has added how Team Rangers U18 would have flown for a training camp to IIS Bellary, an academy which has greatly impressed the team.
Our under 18s were duty to fly across, for a training camp and I mentioned the Inspire Institute, that’s where the squad would have trained. So that would have been an excellent opportunity for the school to go and do that,” Gibson said.
Two of the Bengaluru FC youngster were supposed to join the team in Glasgow, however, the pandemic threatened and interrupted the plan.
Gibson said, “And the two young players coming across from Bangalore, who were to get that implemented at some point and when it’s safe to do so… well also as partly the National Soccer Academy we would have coaches gone across to India, we’ll then start to have groups coming from Bangalore… so really excited.”
Last year in September, Bengaluru FC announced a partnership deal with Scotland most dominant team. Later, Indian women’s team star Bala Devi joined the Rangers FC women’s team, and it is being said that Bengaluru FC played a big role in it.
At the moment, none of the clubs has announced anything about the friendlies but very much depends on coronavirus condition in both countries.
If the government does allow international flights then the chances are very high that Indian Super League will play against Scottish giant Rangers.