Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: 11th editions of the Bodousa Cup Football tournament will kick off on September 22. Altogether 32 teams will participate in the tournament which will be held in eight venues.
Addressing a media gathering here today the president of Bodousa Sports Club Arunjyoti Moran said that this year they were inviting four teams from abroad along with two each from I League and ISL. “Saif Sporting Club from Bangladesh and Shyachal Youth Club from Nepal have confirmed their participation while two others from the neighbouring countries will take part in the 14-day tournament. Among others, Jamshedpur FC of ISL and Gokulam Kerala FC which plays in the I League have confirmed their participation in the tournament,” said Maran.
Among the eight venues six are already selected and these are Tinsukia, Duliajan, Digboi, Diphu, Margherita and Nalbari. Two remaining venues would be finalized soon.
Maran added: Champion team will get Rs 2 lakh and runners up will be richer by Rs 1 lakh. There would be cash award for third and fourth place teams also and the amounts are Rs 50 thousand and Rs 25 thousand respectively.
“We have also decided to award cash prizes in different individual categories which included player of the tournament, player of the final, highest scorer and the best goal keeper. All will receive Rs 5 thousand each,” said Moran.