DKDFA to host Independence Day Football Tourney

DKDFA to host ‘Independence Day Football Tourney’

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada District Football Association (DKDFA), affiliated to Karnataka State Football Association will organize the “20th Independence Day Football Tournament” from 21 July till 15 August 2016, were over 200 teams will be taking part in various categories

Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Hotel Woodlands-Mangaluru, DM Aslam-Chairman and Mohammed Hussain Bolar- Honorary Secretary of DKDFA briefed about the forthcoming ’20th Independence Day Football Tournament’ to be played at Nehru Maidan Football ground, starting from 21 July-15 August 2016. The tournament will be inaugurated by MCC Mayor Harinath on 21 July at 10 am, which will be followed by matches between Higher Primary (Boys and Girls) teams that day till 23 July.


From 24 July- 31 July matches will be played between High school (Boys and Girls); 1 August- 2 Aug, matches between College Women teams; 3 Aug till 8 Aug between PU College Men team; 9 Aug till 14 Aug between College team. Apart from trophies to the winners, there will be cash prizes up to Rs 2 lakhs. This year government has sanctioned nearly Rs 25 lakhs towards the expenses of this tournament. There will be prizes for the Best Goal Keeper, Man of the Match, Best Player, and many others. This tournament which was started nineteen years ago when only a dozen of teams participated, has now been attracting over 200 teams.


Hussain Bolar and Aslam said that they were grateful to their board members, who are no more with them, namely Late SK Amin, Late Benjamin D’Souza, Late Ahmed Master, Late Palli Jayaram Shetty, and Late Ramachandra Bengre for their unstinted support and encouragement which has led to the Association to reach greater heights. Other Board members of the Association namely, Yuvaraj Bengre, Anil PV, Vijay Suvarna were present during the press meet.

For Registration and other details contact : 9141802244 (DM Aslam); 9845887404 (Mohammed Hussain Bolar); 9449990686 (Yuvaraj Bengre)

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