Aai Kusum Sahare Foundation and Nagpur Municipal Corporation are jointly organising Aai Kusum Sahare Vidarbha -level Football Tournament from August 1 to 20 at Reshimbagh ground.
Addressing media person president of the foundation and corporator Nagesh Sahare said total cash prize money for the tournament is Rs 2.35,000. The winner will be richer by Rs 1 lakh whereas the runners-up will be awarded Rs 50,000. The third-place holder will get Rs 30,000. The fourth to eighth prizes will be Rs 20,000, Rs, 15,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively.
He said so far 50 teams have confirmed the participation and around 80 are expected to participate in the tournament. The last date of entry is July 30. Players can play with canvas shoes in the tournament, he said. The teams will be divided into two groups and top four from each will qualify for the quarterfinals.
Sahare said the best player of the tournament will be given a motorcycle. Apart from this thee will be attractive individual prizes for best goalkeeper, highest goal scorer, best forward, best half. Each player of the winning team will get bi-cycle.
For more details interested can contact Edwin Anthony, Piyush Patil or at Foundation office located at Vaishnavi Tower.
NMC sports committee chairman Pramod Chikhale, corporators Satish Holey, Pramod Tabhane, Dashrath Pande, Kishor Gaur and Edwin Anthony were also present at the press conference.
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