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KIFF League kicks off 2012-13 season Defending champions Don Bosco take on DHL in opener

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4: Kuwait Indian Football Federation announces the much awaited final countdown for season 2012-2013. After the customary summer break all soccer loving Indian expatriates will begin their vigil from 5th October 2012 at the Al Sabah Football grounds on every Friday mornings to watch their favorite teams battle it out in the KIFF League for the Late JP D’Mello Rolling Trophy for season 2012-2013. 18 teams grouped in 4 groups will participate in the KIFF league which will be played on round robin league format with the top 2 teams qualifying for the knockout quarterfinals stage.
KIFF President Fidelis Fernandes who has been elected unopposed for a record consecutive fourth term, along with the KIFF Managing Committee cordially invites all the former KIFF Presidents to take part in the opening ceremony at 7 am on Oct 5, 2012 at the Al Sabah Football Grounds.
Tony D’Costa, IFRA referee and a famous personality of Indian Expatriate soccer in Kuwait will be the special invitee as he departs for good after more than three decades in Kuwait. The KIFF Managing Committee also invites all the Presidents and members of the 18 affiliates to take part in the opening ceremony.
KIFF season 2012-2013 will be officiated by IFRA, an Indian professional refereeing body in the State of Kuwait. It may be noted that Kuwait Indian Football Federation is the only Indian expatriate federation in the entire Middle East with registered players on their rooster and also supported by GFA and AIFF.
The opener to the season will be between the Defending Champions Don Bosco Oratory and runners up DHL Football Club. The man of the match awards for the KIFF League are sponsored by Integrated Logistics Co and Al Mailem Group of Companies and will be judged by personalities specially selected by KIFF MC. Adding spice to the KIFF league will be the Housie Snowball with a special prize of an air ticket on sector Kwt-Mum-Kwt on Jet Airways sponsored by Al Qatan Travels.
The KIFF Managing Committee for season 2012-2013 is headed by the Hon President Fidelis Fernandes (KGA) along with Hon Vice-President Derrick Gomedes (RBFC) Hon Gen Secretary Praveen Kumar (Sparx) Hon Sports Secretary Kevin Vaz (AVC) Hon Treasurer Adly D’Lima (UG) Hon Registrar Stevin Fernandes (DBO) Hon P.R.O Julio Cardozo (GOA) Hon Asst Sports Secretary Joseph Gomes (DHL) and Hon Reliever Seby Dias (Curtocares United)
The 18 affiliates comprises of Goan Overseas Association, United Goans Centre, YRC Rising Stars, Navelim Youth Center, CRC Chinchinim, Curtorcares United, United Friends Club, Kuwait Goans Association, FC Sparx, Indian Strikers FC, DHL Football Club, AVC Overseas Sports and Cultural Association, Skynet Raiders Soccer Club, Santos United, Don Bosco Oratory, Malabar United FC, Real Betalbatim Football Club and Kerala Challengers.
The KIFF Managing Committee wishes all the 18 affiliates the very best for a grueling season 2012-2013. All the soccer loving fans are cordially invited for the opening ceremony and the matches to follow during the new season. Let us all get together and proclaim in unison “Let the games begin”.
Date: Oct 5, 2012. Venue: Al Sabah Football Grounds. opening ceremony: 07.00 am
Schedule of 1st day matches
1st match 07.00 am: Don Bosco Oratory vs DHL Football Club
2nd match 08.30 am: Malabar United fc vs Cutorcares United
3rd match 10.00 am: Navelim Youth Center vs Skynet Raiders FC

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