SUPER CUP STARTS WITHOUT TOP FOOTBALL CLUBS SUPER CUP STARTS WITHOUT TOP FOOTBALL CLUBS KFC NEWS DESK - 29.03.2019 : The Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan finally decided to withdraw their name from the second edition of Super Cup at Bhubaneswar. Earlier, the I league playing clubs made an alliance seeking intervention of AIFF President,Prafulla Patel regarding the road map of Indian football. The alliance of I League playing clubs refused to participate in the Super Club.

East Bengal after a meeting with the investor Quess, stated in a press release, "The Board of QEBFC met today and discussed about the participation in the Super Cup Tournament. The East Bengal Nominees on the Board suggested that since an alliance of Clubs have already been formed, it would be unethical for us to come out of the Alliance." This is the only instance where East Bengal withdrew from any tournament.

Mohun Bagan did not register their name in the Super Club while they are eligible to play directly in the final round of the tournament. The two I league playing clubs Chennai City FC and Real Kashmir FC came out of the alliance and decided to participate in the competition. It will be a tough task for All India Football Federation to continue Super Cup smoothly in absence of the top football clubs of the country.


KFC NEWS DESK: 25.3.19 - After a long drama for the last few days it is now expected that Super Cup will start from 29th of March at the Kalinga stadium, Bhubaneswar. This will be second edition of the tournament which will played in knock out basis to decide the champion club of India.

The nine I League playing clubs initially refused to participate in the tournament demanding for a guide map of Indian football, wants AIFF President Prafulla Patel to inter vein in the issue and to resolve the problem. The situation changed completely when AIFF general secretary Kushal Das informed that, Mr Patel will seat with the I League playing clubs shortly to solve their problems.

The recent information which we have received, that except Mohun Bagan, other I-League playing clubs, Chennai City FC, Ques East Bengal, Neroca FC, Real Kashmir, Indian Arrows and Churchill Brothers have registered their name for the Super Cup. Mohun Bagan is yet to register the name of the footballer for the Super Cup.

The first match of the final round of Super Cup will be played between Chennai City FC vs Mumbai City FC on 29th, followed by East Bengal vs Delhi Dynamos and Indian Arrows vs FC Goa on the 30th of March.



KFC NEWS DESK: 13.3.19 - The seven I League playing clubs, Chennai City FC, Quess East Bengal, Mohun Bagan,Neroca FC,Aizawl FC,Gokulam Kerala FC, and Minerva Punjab FC decided to withdraw their name from the forthcoming Super Club which is scheduled at Kalinga Stadium, Bhuwaneshwar, at the end of March. Churchill Brothers of Goa are yet to confirm their decision. The Teams from ISL and I League, played in knockout basis in Super Cup to decide the champion club of India.

The I League playing clubs written to All India Football Federation President Praful Patel seeking some clarity on the future of the I-League and the clubs. But All India Football Fedaration are yet to give any answer. The I League playing clubs in a collective press release stated the reasons for withdrawing their participation from Super Cup.

1.Our letter dated 18th February requesting the President of AIFF to address the various issues of the I-League has not been responded to.
2. No Clarity of the I-League and its future.
3. Increasing inability to find financial sponsors in the absence of clarity of the League and its future. 4. Lack of an agenda for the game at the grass root level.

You will notice that the issues we stand for are not related to any single club but for the overall development of the game in India. Neither of these moves are targeted to any individual or entity but is aimed at ensuring that the agenda of the AIFF is focussed on the structure of Football and the development of the game.

Each of our clubs are keen to play and win at every level for our fans and players. We hope that the AIFF will take necessary steps to address our issues and therefore enable the conduct of the tournament. Whenever our concerns are addressed, we are ready to play and look forward to growth of this beautiful game in our country.