KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club to open their campaign in the U-19 IFA Shield 2017 against Pathchakra Club at Mohammedan Sporting Club Ground on Sunday, 28th May 2017.
Instituted back in 1893, the IFA Shield is the fourth oldest cup tournament in the world after the English and Scottish FA Cup’s and the Durand Cup. Since 2015, the tournament is being conducted for Under-19 teams and follows a league cum knock out format.
Mohammedan Sporting Club is clubbed in Group A along with recently crowned U-18 I-League champions AIFF Elite Academy, East Bengal and Pathchakra Club.
In Group B, last year’s winners Tata Football Academy, Minerva Punjab FC, Mohun Bagan and FC Pune City will fight it out for top two positions.
Mohammedan Sporting Club, General Secretary, Ghazal uz Zafar, said; “IFA Shield provides us an opportunity to evaluate progress of our youth players amongst the best from India and serves as a developmental curve for players both on and off the field.”
The 121st edition of the IFA Shield will kick off tomorrow when East Bengal take on AIFF Elite Academy at East Bengal Ground.
28.5.2017: Mohammedan Sporting Club vs Pathchakra Club (at Mohammedan Sporting Club Ground)
1.6.2017: Mohammedan Sporting Club vs AIFF Elite Academy (at Mohammedan Sporting Club Ground)
4.6.2017: Mohammedan Sporting Club vs East Bengal (at East Bengal Ground)