Twelfth Man fantasy football platform have announced the signing of India football captain Sunil Chhetri as an official brand ambassador.
According to Twelfth Man, their platform is a rapidly-growing football community where football fans can compete in a wide variety of fantasy contests against other users for free or pay an entry fee for the chance to win cash.
Quoted in a press release announcing the deal, Chhetri said: "I'm very happy to be a part of the Twelfth Man team. They are doing a commendable job at presenting this platform to the football lovers of the country, and I think our common love for the game is going to result in some impressive developments for the football community.
Kush Desai, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NxGn Interactive Pvt. Ltd, added: "It has been a wonderful experience working with India''s best football icon on this venture. I'm looking forward to an exciting journey ahead as we enable Indian football fans to truly live the game through fantasy football!"
Chhetri captains both Bengaluru and the national team, and the 35-year-old is the second-highest active international goal scorer with 72 goals, after Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Secunderabad native also has a sponsorship deal with sportswear giant Puma.
In other recent brand ambassador news, Matthew Hayden has joined Aakash Chopra as a commentator on the World Cricket Championship game.