Costa Rica premier division club Departivo Saprissa arrived on Friday to play in the 117th IFA Shield football. The Costa Rican club is clubbed in group-B alongside Mohun Bagan, Pune FC and United Sikkim FC. The group matches will be primarily held in Kalyani, some 50 kms from here. Only two group-B league matches will be played in Salt Lake Stadium.
The other group (A) featuring East Bengal, Prayag United SC, Muktijoddha Sangshad of Bangladesh will be played in Siliguri in north Bengal. The tournament gets underway on Sunday with East Bengal taking on Pailan Arrows. The group-B engagements start on Tuesday with Mohun Bagan taking on Pune FC
As many as 20 school teams from the city and adjoining districts will take part in the Pailan Bankim Cup tournament, which gets underway here from March 7. The champion will receive a cash award of Rs.50,000 while the runner-up gets a cash prize of Rs.30,000.
Invention FCC wins
Invention FCC thrashed J.B Pur Women FA 6-0 in the IFA women’s football league here on Friday. Ipsita Roy and Sujata Hembrom scored two goals each while Ankita Saha and Muktimala Das struck one apiece for the winner.