The Elite Football League of India attracts one of the most successful Indian entrepreneurs in America to its rapidly growing Indian professional football league.
Nick Patel, owner and CEO of the highly successful L.A. TAN retail franchise platform and brand joins the EFLI to serve as a franchise expansion and business development executive. Mr. Patel offers a proven track record in business development, brand building, and capital formation within the Indian business community. "The fact that Nick joined our team is absolutely remarkable for the EFLI and its shareholders, said Richard Whelan, CEO of Elite Football League of India.
Nick Patel commented, "In business, success comes out of vision and intellect. The EFLI is a tremendous growth opportunity in one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world, a market that I intimately understand. I believe that this league can become very valuable in the long-term. Upon spending nearly 14 days in India, I recently returned to the U.S. knowing that Indian consumers have an overwhelming and absolute desire for the game of football. Also, Americans cannot fully comprehend the sheer magnitude of the sportsrivalry between India vs. Pakistan. It is phenomenal that the EFLI will offer this televised event for the viewing audience.
"The return on investment for professional sports owners in the U.S. has been exceptional, said Nick Patel. I believe the EFLI will provide a similar opportunity for franchise owners in India. I will see to it that an EFLI team in every major city in India is sold to prominent and influential individuals, families or corporations. This is a simple sale. Undoubtedly, Indians will buy teams on the ground floor. Inspired by the extreme high energy of Mr. Richard Whelan, I am intent on playing a key role in growing the EFLI."
The EFLI is proud to welcome Nick Patel to our growing team of top tier professionals, as the league continues to build momentum prior to its upcoming 2013-14 season. All EFLI games will be televised live on Ten Sports network in India and 13 neighboring countries, which comprise a potential audience reach of 170 million homes.