Mohun Bagan Super Giants (MBSG) will replace the newly crowned Indian Super League’s (ISL) champions ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) as the franchise name for starting from the 2023-24 season. The decision was made by the franchise owner Sanjeev Goenka following their victory in the ISL Final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa on Sunday.
In a video, Sanjeev Goenka said, “It is a small announcement but a substantial one. Next month, ATK Mohun Bagan will be renamed Mohun Bagan Super Giants”. According to Goenka, the news was withheld until after the [ISL final] victory, which provided a perfect occasion to share it with the public. “This win offers an opportunity to publicise the information”, he said following the team’s inaugural title triumph.
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Despite the excitement among fans for the club’s revival, the recent announcement was met with disappointment. The merger of ATK with MB was not well-received by supporters who had been demanding the removal of ATK from the century-old club, which is India’s most successful one.
ATKMB has emerged victorious in the ISL for the first time by defeating the former champion Bengaluru FC (BFC) in a penalty shootout, following a 2-2 draw in both full-time and extra-time. The club, formerly known as Mohun Bagan (MB), joined the ISL as ATKMB after merging with former two-time champion ATK during the 2020-21 season.