Srinagar, December 24: The first of it’s kind National level football tournament sanctioned by All India Football Federation (AIFF), Real Kashmir Cup-2020 is set to kick off at Synthetic Turf TRC ground here on December 27.
Real Kashmir FC which is fresh off their historic win of the IFA Shield 2020 will be conducting the Jammu and Kashmir’s first ever National Football Tournament.
The Real Kashmir Cup would be held by Real Kashmir FC jointly with JKFA and AIFF and in collaboration with JKSC as a show of Unity, Solidarity and Peace.
“18 Premier division Teams from Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and other states of the country will compete for the Real Kashmir Cup beginning 27th of December at the TRC Stadium, Srinagar, ” A statement issued said.
“This is the single largest Football event held in Jammu & Kashmir after Real Kashmir FC hosted 2 seasons of the I-league in 2018 and 2019. All Covid Protocols in Place for sporting events in the state are being followed for this Tournament, ” Statement further said.
‘We wanted to keep Football momentum in the Valley going and there being no Home Games of Hero I-league this season because of Covid, we decided to host the RKFC Cup to give Football fans what they love, ” Statement quoted – Sandeep Chattoo, Chairman RKFC.
The Real Kashmir Cup follows RKFC becoming the first club from the state to win a National Level Football Trophy, after becoming champions of the 123rd IFA Shield on the 19th of December this year.
The official broadcaster of the event is DD Kashir who will broadcast all matches of the RK Cup