Herald: Goa Professional League to kick off today
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Goa Professional League to kick off today

21 Aug 2016 06:31am IST

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Guardian Angel SC clash with SCC Cavelossim in the opener; FC Bardez to play in Goa Pro League for the first time as a direct entry team

PANJIM: Guardian Angel Sports Club will clash with Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim in the inaugural match of the Goa Professional League to be played at Duler Stadium, Mapusa,   on Sunday, August 21, at 4 p.m.

Addressing a press conference Welvin Menezes, Secretary GFA said, “the season will begin on August 21 and the final match will be played by mid January.”

Speaking further he said, “The league being divided into two phases, most of the phase-one matches will be played at the Duler Stadium while the phase-two matches will be scheduled by the home teams at different venues such as Raia, Tilak and Corps of Signals ground. The venues, however, will be subject to availability.”

“The home teams will benefit from the collections made during the match played at  respective home ground,” he added.

“GFA hasn’t cut out a deal with any sponsors but we are in talks. The sponsors might be announced sooner,” Welvin answered when asked about the sponsors.

President Elvis Gomes congratulated the new entrants FC Bardez Goa on winning the Goa Police Cup and wished them success in the pro league. 

The Goa Professional League trophy was later unveiled at the conference.

A total number of 11 teams that will feature in the Goa Pro League 2016-17 which include, Sporting Clube de Goa, Dempo Sports Club Pvt. Ltd., Salgaocar F C, Churchill Brothers Sports Club, Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim, Calangute Association, Vasco Sports Club, Guardian Angel Sports Club, Clube Sao Miguel de Taleigao, Corps of Signal and a direct entry team Football Club de Bardez.

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