Super-League Football to kick start from Sunday
JK Bank, Forest, SRTC, PDC-A To Clash In Group Of Death
Srinagar, June 15: The much awaited Annual Super-league Football Tournament organised by J&K Football Association will kick off at Polo ground here on Sunday.
In the top football extravaganza of state, 14 teams from all over State including departmental teams will be competing against each other. Unlike normal leagues, the league by JKFA is quite different in which 14-teams have been separated into two groups of seven each.
To decide who goes into which group, JKDFA held draw of lots recently in which teams were assigned their groups. The Group-A has got JK Police-A as the only heavyweight among the departmental teams. The other six teams in group include, Maharaja Sports, Food and Supplies, Safallo-A, Arafat Sports and Jehlum Sports.
The Group-B is filled with top teams of the State and it includes JK Bank, JK Forest, JK SRTC, JKPDC-A, Iqbal Sports, Young Maharaja and Kashmir Mughals.
Looking at the teams in Group-A, it should be catwalk for the JK Police to qualify the group while other teams like Maharaja, Food & Supplies and Safallo-A will have equal chances of qualifying. From each group only two teams will qualify for the knockout stage.
The group-B can be rightly called as group of death and it all happened due to draw of lots. Otherwise organisers would never have kept so many heavyweights in the same group. JK Bank, Forest, SRTC, PDC and Iqbal will all have their share of chances to qualify.
JK Forest in recent years has emerged as top highflying side of State. Riding on the young talented players it has won numerous titles in recent years. On the other hand, JK Bank is known as powerhouse of JK Football and includes some of the well known experienced players of the State. Yesteryears golden team, JKSRTC is being revived and it can throw many surprises. JKPDC formed under the watchful eyes of former Indian football team captain, Abdul Majeed Kakroo, will be a team to beat in the event. The group of death also include top private club of State Iqbal Sports which is known for producing new players. One can never sideline this club keeping their track record in big events in mind.
Keeping all this in mind it will be a treat for football fans and moreover their will be some of the memorable clashes to offer.
“It was all due to luck and nothing was in our hands. The groups were firmed on the basis of draw of lots in presence of team managers, coaches. The Group-A will be lot easier one than the Group-B and it can rightly be called group of death,” said JKFA spokesperson.
About the competition he said, “We have made arrangements ready and the event will kick start from Sunday. Everyday two matches would be played at Polo Ground, one each from A-Division league and Super-League”.
The A-Division league will simultaneously kick off with Super-League and it also include 14 teams separated in two groups through draw of lots.
The Group-A include Majid Sports, YMCA, Young Lal Chowk, Novelty Blue, JK Bank-B , R&B and Royal Sports.
Group-B include JKP-B, Court Road, Syed Taj-ud-Din, Young Iqbal, PDC-B, Jehangir Sports and Shaheen Sports.
The inaugural match of A-Division league will be played between Novelty Blue and Royal Sports while as in inaugural match of the Super-League JK Police-A will lock horns with Food and Supplies.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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