Kochi to host women's international tournament in December ahead of AFC Asian Cup next year
An international football tournament will be held here in December ahead of the AFC Womens Asian Cup that India is hosting from January 20 to February 6 next year.Kerala will host the final round of the 75th Santosh Trophy National Senior Football Championship.
Kerala will host the final round of the 75th Santosh Trophy National Senior Football Championship. The next junior and sub-junior national football championships for boys and girls will also be held in the state.
The slew of tournaments was part of efforts to promote football in Kerala undertaken by the state government in collaboration with the All India Football Federation. The AIFF and Kerala Football Association will also support the organization of Golden Baby Leagues as well as the Youth Leagues from the local level to the state level.
''This will act as a boon to football in the state. I am very happy to hear such tournaments are being planned to be hosted in Kerala,'' Vijayan said in an AIFF release. ''It has been a long time since we have had footballing action in the state, especially due to the pandemic. People are dying to watch live-action," Vijayan, nicknamed the 'Black Buck' during his playing days, said.
He said hosting an international women's tournament will further help inspire more women to take up the sport.
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