AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: National Finals of Nike Premier Cup 2017-18 is slated to kick-start at the Nagoa Ground and the Utorda Sports Complex in Goa on January 29, 2018.
Sixteen teams who have qualified for the National Finals are divided into four groups, the group-toppers will qualify for the Semi-finals which will be followed by the grand finale to decide the eventual winner of the Nike Premier Cup 2018.
Bengaluru FC, MSP Football Academy, SAI Guwahati and FC Goa are clubbed in Group A whereas Reliance Foundation Young Champs, Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, Aizawl FC and Real Kashmir FC will contest in Group B.
Chennaiyin FC, FC Mumbaikars, Churchill Brothers FC Goa are clubbed with reigning champions Minerva Punjab FC in Group C and the remaining four teams- Sports Authority of Gujarat, DSK Shivajians, Raman Vijayan Soccer School and East Bengal will lock their horns in Group D.
Meanwhile, the National Finals will kick-off with a double-header between Bengaluru FC and MSP Football Academy at the Nagoa Ground and defending champions Minerva Punjab FC’s clash with Chennaiyin FC at the Utorda Sports Complex at 09:00 AM on January 29, 2018.
Both semi-finals are scheduled on February 6, 2018 and the final will be played two days later.