A match in progress in Kanpur
Kanpur: India Khelo Football (IKF) – an initiative to promote and develop grassroots football in India – is making waves among the youngsters as suddenly they find that the stardom as a soccer superstar is within their reach. As we informed in these columns earlier, winners of the IKF national tournament will be taken to Europe free of cost where their trials with European clubs will be arranged. www.globalbihari.com is proud to be associated with this initiative as its media partner.
Watch the video of the New Delhi event here:
After the grand show in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the grand event moved to Kanpur where after a day-long thrilling football action involving 100+ players from Uttar Pradesh on March 20, 2021, Yashpal XI was declared the winner following a massive 7-0 win against ‘D.B Thapa XI. The player of the tournament was Tanay Shukla and the best goalkeeper was Akashdeep Singh (Yashpal XI). The top scorer of the tournament was Vihaan Khanna.
Kicked off on the morning of March 20, more than 100+ kids had participated to showcase their talent, and the organisers –The India Khelo football – Kanpur U-14 Tournament was presented by the Pro Soccer Global in association with JNT Organization –felicitated 10 football players from Kanpur who had represented India.
Winners of Pro Soccer Global presents ‘India Khelo football – Kanpur’ will now represent Kanpur in Zonal finals in August against City winners of other North Zone cities.
Indra Mohan Rohatgi President, Merchant Chambers of Commerce of Uttar Pradesh, was the Chief Guest of the event, while Mudrika Pathak the Deputy Sports Officer of Kanpur zone felicitated the winning teams and runners-up.
After New Delhi and Kanpur, IKF is now scheduled to conduct U-14 football events at ‘Kreeda Centre for Sports Excellence’ in Bengaluru on April 11, 2021.
In the coming months, tournaments will take place in multiple cities across India and the finals will take place in Mumbai in the presence of international scouts ‘Pro Soccer Global’ and ‘Perfect Football’ to scout the talent at the national level.
– global bihari bureau