PIFA Sports FC to debut in Hero IWL against seasoned Kickstart FC

Maharashtra-based side PIFA Sports FC will mark their debut in the fifth edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League (HIWL) when they face seasoned contestants Kickstart FC from Karnataka tomorrow (April 15, 2022). The match will be live-streamed on the Indian Football YouTube page.

Nirvan Shah, the PIFA head coach said, “The preparation so far has been good” while explaining his team’s build-up ahead of the tournament.

Having just won the Maharashtra Women’s League with local players last month, the team was reinforced with outstation players a few weeks ago. Speaking on this the gaffer said, “The players have been gelling well to play as a team. We are focused on our business and are working hard with our fitness”.

This is the first time for PIFA as they will be taking part in the country’s top fleet women’s league. Shah believes Hero IWL is a huge stage for the budding footballers to showcase their talents, “This is a huge opportunity for the PIFA Lionesses to showcase themselves”. “We hope to be roar loudly and are mentally prepared for that”, he added.

Quizzed about his take on the first game, Nirvan quipped, “Being the first game, it will be a battle of nerves for both teams”.

The Kickstart gaffer Amrutha Aravind Valliyath sounded quite calm and confident ahead of their first game of the season.

Aravind clearly voiced their wish to fight for the championship, “Preparations are almost done for this year’s title. We have a balanced side, and we will do our best for this year’s championship”.

When asked about their game plan against PIFA the head coach said, “We are looking for an attacking style of play and we want a positive result”.

The Karnataka league champions eyes to “take each game as a challenge” and work as  “one team one dream”

The game will kick off at 3:30 pm (IST) at the Capital Stadium, Odisha as both sides lock horns to start their Hero IWL campaign.

Credits: AIFF Media

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: SSB Women FC eyes a good start against confident Hans FC

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

Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…

Share

The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…

Share

BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…

Share

Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…

Share

Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…

Share

Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…

Share

MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…

Share

Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…

Share