Social media is big these days when it comes to sporting teams and the EFLI is no different. Each of the teams in this novel league has a Facebook page which constantly provide engaging content to their fans. Here’s a look at the various Facebook pages of the teams and the number of fans they have. You can reach out and connect with these teams on these fan pages.
The Warhawks made the semi-finals of last year’s EFLI losing out to the Delhi Defenders. They also had in their ranks, the MVP of the first season, Roshan Lobo. The page has 9,008 fans.
Bangalore were one of the form teams of the first tournament, losing just one group match, but they had a tough loss in the semis to Delhi after that bright start. They are keen to not slip up this time around.
Website - www.bangalorewarhawks.in/
FB Page – www.facebook.com/EFLIBangaloreWarhawks
The team from Sri Lanka will be back this season and has 2,122 fans.
All of the matches last year were played at the home stadium of the Colombo Lions, the 25,000 capacity Sugathadasa Stadium. They are led by Dilroy Fernando, a one-time rugby player. The game is looking to surpass cricket in the island nation.
FB Page - www.facebook.com/EFLILions
The losing finalists of last year and holders of one of the meanest defenses have 8,679 fans.
The Royal Blue, Gold and Yellow are looking to have another strong season under the leadership of Amit Lochab and after being Runners-Up in the inaugural edition.
Website - www.delhidefenders.in/
FB Page – www.facebook.com/EFLIDefenders
The new look Skykings under new ownership also have a vastly improved FB page and have the most fans of any team with 27,950. The improvements look to have been helping as the team is 3-0 in friendlies last year.
They are one of the teams that are on the rise and are expected to do well this season after receiving new impetus from ownership.
Website – www.hyderabadskykings.com/
FB Page – www.facebook.com/HyderabadSkykings
Twitter handle - twitter.com/Skykings_Hyd
The Vipers have also undergone a major change in team composition and the Kolkata team has 9,623 fans on its page.
This team had a combination of players from Hyderabad, Kolkata, Rajasthan and Sri Lanka last year and struggled a bit with team chemistry leading to losses in each of their matches.
They will be looking to turn the tide this year.
Website – www.kolkatavipers.in/
FB Page - www.facebook.com/EFLIVipers
The Gladiators made a late surge in the group phase last year to make the final four and though they went on to lose to neighbours Pune, they remain a team to watch out for. They have 7,905 fans on their page.
The Mumbai team is another of the teams to have found an owner after having been bought by one of the most famous footballing families in the US – the Booty brothers. John and Abram Booty along with Thrive Sports Group have bought the team.
Website - www.mumbaigladiators.in/
FB Page – www.facebook.com/EFLIMumbaiGladiators
The champions of the inaugural season, the Marathas have a good fan following of 7,970. They had quite a few of the star players from the first season and will be keen to repeat their heroics again this season.
Every other team will have a marker out on the Pune team’s trophy and the defending champions will have to strive hard to try and replicate their success. They still possess one of the best squads amongst all teams and that should serve them in good stead.
Website - www.punemarathas.in/
FB Page - www.facebook.com/EFLIMarathas
The best page of all is of course the EFLI page itself which is a great source of news, updates and all other information that you want to know about the EFLI. Very well maintained, it also gives you the goings on from the NFL and scores and features of prominence from the game’s homeland.
The EFLI page has 50,403 fans.
For the Twitterati out there, the league also maintains a Twitter handle which will keep you up to date with fixtures, scores and other news come game time.
Website - www.efli.com
FB Page - www.facebook.com/EFLIFootball
Twitter handle - twitter.com/EFLIFootballPublished 23 Jan 2014, 18:59 IST