AFC CUP: Group D matches in Male postponed indefinitely

The Asian Football Confederation confirmed that the group D matches, which were going to be held in Male, Maldives, have been postponed due to a Covid-19 protocol breach by Bengaluru FC.

The board has asked the participating teams to either return home or not to proceed to the Maldives for the matches. The group D also includes Indian Super League side ATK Mohan Bagan, whose games were scheduled from May 14 to 21. The other two teams in Group D are Bashundhara Kings from Bangladesh and Maziya Sports & Recreation of Maldives.

Participating clubs who have travelled to the Maldives will be required to arrange for their return home while adhering to the COVID-19 health and travel protocols put in place by the country. At the same time, the AFC is in contact with all other Participating clubs and officials who have not entered the Maldives to cancel their travel arrangements”, the AFC said in a statement.

At first, the decision was taken by the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) earlier in the day when they requested to cancel the game between India’s Bengaluru FC and Maldives’ Club Eagles. Bengaluru was expected to face Eagles on May 11, after which the group D group stage matches were scheduled from May 14.

Maldives Sports Minister Mr Ahmed Mahloof took his concerns to Twitter and said, “Unacceptable behaviour from @bengalurufc breaching the strict guidelines from HPA & @theafcdotcom. The club should leave (Maldives) immediately as we can’t entertain this act. We honoured the commitment we gave a few months back even with the surge in cases & pressure from the public.”

“It is important that we already have imposed certain restrictions on travellers from India, yet we gave BFC a special permit to arrive in the Maldives for the competition. So, the fact that some Bengaluru FC players still violated guidelines and roamed on the streets surprises me,” Mahloof added.

 

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: Try everything but be great at something – Alton Vaz, Sporting Club De Goa Captain

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

 

 

 

 

 

MSP Academy is holding trials for the upcoming MFA Youth League

MFA Super Division club Mumbai Soccer Prodigies will be conducting trials for their MFA Youth League campaign on 22nd May 2022 in Bandra, Mumbai. Founded in 2006, the Mumbai Soccer…

Share

Football School of India to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based Football School of India is going to conduct youth trials for its boys and girls squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-13…

Share

Bengaluru FC Elite Youth Football Trials

Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and are past champions of the I-League and ISL. The club has launched its Soccer…

Share

D’Souza Football Academy to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based D’Souza Football Academy is going to conduct football scholarship trials for its youth squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-7 to under-15….

Share

Oscar SSE to conduct trials for Youth I-League in U13, U15&U18 category in Mumbai

OSCAR SSE, an AIFF Accredited Academy invites all  U13, U15 & U18  players from ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC  backgrounds for football trials to join our Elite teams to train round the year…

Share

Air India to conduct senior team trials for MFA Elite League on Monday

Mumbai-based Air India FC is set to conduct trials for their Senior Team to play the MFA Elite (Corporate) Division. One of the top-tier clubs from Mumbai – Air India…

Share

Air India to hold youth team trials on Monday

Mumbai-based Air India FC is set to conduct trials for their Youth Team for the MFA Super (Corporate) Division. One of the top-tier clubs from Mumbai – Air India will…

Share

Bhaichung Bhutia’s Residential Academy set to conduct trials in Mumbai

16th March, 2022: Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS) will conduct Residential Academy trials in Maharashtra for the academic year 2022-23.  In the next few months, the trials will be organized…

Share

Bombay Muslims Sports Club to conduct trials for its Elite Division Team

Mumbai-based Bombay Muslims Sports Club will conduct trials for its Elite Men’s team for the upcoming MFA Elite League. Bombay Muslims have been a regular outfit in Mumbai Football top…

Share

Mumbai Elite Division club Salsette FC to hold trials

Thane-based Salsette FC will be conducting football Trials this Saturday for their upcoming MFA Elite Division 2021-22 Campaign. Salsette FC had been playing in Super Division back in the 2016-17…

Share