110th RCF Nadkarni Cup to commence today

RCF Nadkarni Cup 2017, Fixtures

Mumbai, February 7: One of the oldest tournament in India – Nadkarni Cup, Sixteen leading Elite and Super Division teams of the MDFA Leagues will fight for the top honours in the 110th edition of the RCF Nadkarni Cup football tournament to be organized by RCF Sports Club under the aegis of the Mumbai District Football Association and to be played at the picturesque RCF Colony ground, Chembur starting from Wednesday, February 8 to Monday, February 20, 2017.

RCF SC is organizing this tournament for the 10th successive year at their ground in Chembur.

Besides the glittering trophies, the tournament offers a cash fund of Rs one lakh to the champions and the runners-up will be presented with a cash award of Rs 60,000. In addition, the ‘Best player’ of the tournament stands to gain a purse of Rs 10,000.

Mumbai Football Club, the winner of the 109th Nadkarni cup held at RCF Ground Chembur.

Mumbai Football Club, the winner of the 109th Nadkarni cup held at RCF Ground Chembur.

Last year’s champions Mumbai FC will not be defending their title as they are busy participating in the I-League. Air India, who had finished runners-up in the last edition, will open their campaign against GM Sports Club in the opening round on Wednesday.

The Nadkarni Cup carries great prestige in Mumbai Football and has seen several Indian greats take centre stage in this tournament over the years. The tournament has a great history of producing some of the most exciting games in Mumbai’s football history and is a tournament which guarantees some high-profile upsets.

MDFA Elite (Harwood) League champions ONGC, placed in the same half of the draw with Air India, start their campaign against Dena Bank on Thursday.

The Elite Division clubs in the fray include, ONGC, Air India, Western Railway, Mumbai Customs, Central Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Karnatak SA, PIFA Colaba, Kenkre FC and the Super Division teams are Reserve Bank of India, HDFC, Century Rayon, Dena Bank, Central Railway, Mumbai FC U-19 and GM Sports Club.

Know who is playing against whom in the 110th RCF Nadkarni Cup fixtures:

RCF Nadkarni Cup 2017, Fixtures

RCF Nadkarni Cup 2017, Fixtures

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