John Abraham has christened the Indian Super League franchise "North East United FC"

Bollywood movie star John Abraham has launched the Guwahati franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) and named the team, "North East United FC".

The announcement was made on Tuesday in a press conference held in Guwahati.

The new franchise is set to take part in the inaugral season of ISL which is scheduled to begin in September this year.

The club is owned and operated by John Abraham in partnership with I-League outfit Shillong Lajong FC.