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Albert's Princesses face Flaming Oranje in Women's League opener

The opening ceremony will be held at 6 pm followed by the kick-off of the first match to be played under floodlights on November 18

14th November 2017, 03:00 Hrs


the goan I network
Albert's Princesses will take on Flaming Oranje in the opening match of the inaugural Vedanta Women's Football League being organised in association with Goa Football Association, at Duler stadium. The opening ceremony will be held at 6 pm followed by the kick-off of the floodlit encounter on November 18.
The last league match will be played on December 8 at Duler. The semi-finals will be contested on double-leg format and their dates along with the finals, are yet to be announced. Apart from Duler, matches will also be played at Sirsaim, Margao
and Cuncolim.
Jerseys of all six participating clubs, were also unveiled during a short draw ceremony in Panaji on Monday. The draw was done through a draw of lots where one bowl had the sequence and another had team names. Arjuna awardee and ex-India captain Brahmanand Sankhwalkar and Eduard Battle Basart, Technical Director, Sesa Football Academy, picked up the chits and revealed the names of the competing teams.
The participating teams include Flaming Orange of Sporting Club de Goa, Panajim Dolphins of Panjim Footballers, Cuncolim Warriors of Cuncolim Union, SCC SOWS Football, Goa Velha Saints of Goa Velha SC and Albert's Princesses of Albert Developers Sports Club.
On May 9 this year, Vedanta, the multinational natural resources conglomerate, announced a strategic roadmap to actively foster skill development in sports across the country. The Sesa Football Academy (SFA) has been doing this since its inception in 1999. The organisation has now taken the lead to harness and provide a platform to the skilled and talented female footballers of
the state.