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KIFF defending champions AKFC to kick-start season

AKFC – Defending Champions of JP D’Mello Memorial League – Season 2017-18

New season of Kuwait Indian Football Federation (KIFF) Season 2018-19 will kickoff at Bayan Grounds Oct 19, 2018. Defending KIFF League Champions AKFC (All Kerala FC) will take on Skynet Miracles in the inaugural match.

A number of dignitaries are expected to attend the inauguration including ex-KIFF presidents, current club presidents, KIFF Founder Members, IFRA Members, KEFAK Members, etc. Derick Gomindes, who was earlier elected at the KIFF AGM to continue as president for a second term running, will declare the season open. KIFF SEASON 2018-19 The new KIFF season is made up of 12 strong teams.

Players, coaches and teams give their best throughout the season to ensure they are top of their game; they spend many hours fueling their brain, going over tactics and set pieces, working on their confidence and motivating themselves and teammates. Apart from the 11-aside League, other 11-aside and 7-aside tournaments are also packed into the KIFF program for the season.

Newly elected KIFF President – Derick Gomindes

KIFF managing committee for the season consists of: Derick Gomindes (Goa Maroons) – President Robert Bernard (Indian Strikers) – Vice-President Michael Pereira (Goa FC) – Sports Secretary Ziddik Sharaf (Pen Friends United) – Treasurer Majeed P.A. (Soccer Kerala) – Asst Sports Secretary Fouad (All Kerala FC) – Reliever Clarence Pires (Don Bosco Oratory) – P.R.O A. Sameer (FC Sparx) – Registrar KIFF league KIFF League for JP D’Mello Rolling Trophy is the major competition for participating teams. The League is divided into 2 groups playing in a round-robin league. Top 4 teams from each group qualify for a knockout phase.

The season will culminate with a grand finale later in the summer of 2019. Participating teams Participating clubs for the league include: All Kerala Football Club (AKFC), AVC Sports & Cultural Association, Don Bosco Oratory, FC Sparx, GOA Maroons, GOA FC, Indian Strikers, Pen Friends United, Santos United, Skynet Miracles SC, Soccer Kerala and United Goans Centre. KIFF League fixtures for Oct 19, 2018 6.45am: AKFC vs Skynet Miracles 8.00am: Don Bosco Oratory vs Indian Strikers 9.00am: AVC Kuwait vs Goa FC

By Gasper Crasto

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