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Sahara Kolkata Football League Premier division from Friday

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 21:44

Kolkata: The Indian Football Association
(IFA) today announced the fixtures for Sahara Kolkata Football
League Premier Division tournament that will kick off from
tomorrow with BNR taking on Kalighat Milan Sangha at Mohun
Bagan ground here.

The local league, to run simultaneously with the
I-League, will have 16 teams and for the first two months, the
state association has made the draws which will see 68
matches.

Mohun Bagan will take on East Bengal in the league`s
derby clash at Vidyasagar Krirangan in Barasat on December 12.
Bagan will kick off their campaign on October 20, while East
Bengal will start off the next day.

Another I-League side from the city, Chirag United SC
will play their first match on December 9, while Mohammedan
Sporting will open their campaign on October 22.

Mohun Bagan will play at their home ground, while East
Bengal will play in Barasat.

"The Man-of-the-Match will get Rs 5,000, while in the
exhibition matches (involving Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Chirag
United and Mohammedan Sporting) the MoM prize will carry Rs
10,000," IFA secretary Utpal Ganguli said.

"Initially we had 17 teams but Indian Air Force will not
take part to make it 16-team competition," he said.

Two time Olympian Sailen Manna will inaugurate the
league. Kolkata TV will telecast 55 matches of the local
league.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 21:44

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