Herald: National 9-a-side football tourney begins today
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National 9-a-side football tourney begins today

13 Nov 2018 04:58am IST
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13 Nov 2018 04:58am IST

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MAPUSA: The U-17 boys and girls inter-state national junior football championship 2018 organised by the 9- A- Side Football Association Of Goa (9AS-FAG) will be held from November 13 to 15. 

This is the first time this association has organised a national level tournament in Goa.

The unveiling of the trophies was carried out by the President of the Football Association Of Goa, Dr. Prithviraj Amonkar on Monday evening at Mapusa. 

He spoke on the organisation of this tournament and how it will contribute towards football in Goa. The association aims at creating good players in the upcoming years.

There are a total of 29 teams participating in this tournament from across 25 states of India. 

Around 600 players from all over India arrived at Mapusa where a total of 80 matches will be played to determine the winners.

The boys matches will be played at the Ganeshpuri ground while the girls matches at Village panchayat, Bastora. 

The chief guest at the inauguration of the tournament on Tuesday will be Calangute MLA, Michael Lobo.

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