AIFF Secretary General presents first ticket of Hero Intercontinental Cup to Odisha Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: Federation Secretary General Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik and presented him with the first ticket of the Hero Intercontinental Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar from June 9-18.

Present on the occasion was the Head Coach of the Indian National Team Igor Stimac and India captain Sunil Chhetri. Senior officials of the Odisha Government, including Special Secretary to the Chief Minister and Secretary Sports and Youth Services, Mr Vineel Krishna, were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prabhakaran said, “It was a privilege to meet with Hon’ble Chief Minister today in Bhubaneswar and present the first ticket of the Hero Intercontinental Cup. We also thank him for being the hosts of this prestigious international competition and extending the best possible support to Indian Football.”

Expressing confidence that the Hero Intercontinental Cup would be a huge success in Bhubaneswar, Dr Prabhakaran said, “I am confident that fans will turn up in large numbers to support our team in Bhubaneswar. It is for the first time that Odisha is going to host our senior national men’s team in an international tournament. I am sure it will have a huge impact on the growth of football in the state.”

Dr Prabhakaran also thanked the Government of Odisha for creating world class infrastructure for football in the state and extending all possible facilities to the Blue Tigers.

The third edition Hero Intercontinental Cup is set to be a close contest with hosts India pitted against the likes of Lebanon, Vanuatu, and Mongolia.

Also ReadMumbai Triumphs in the WIFA Inter District Championship: Dominant Victory Secures Junior Boys’ Title

Also ReadFC Goa part ways with 7 first-team players

Somaiya FC announces trials for the upcoming 2024-25 Season

Somaiya FC, having secured a commendable 5th position in the MFA Super Division last season, has announced open trials as they gear up for upcoming season. The team, known for…


VR Academy to conduct trials for 2024-25 Season

Mumbai based VR Academy has announced trials for the upcoming 2024-25 season. The club is looking for talented young players to join our esteemed academy and participate in various competitive…


MH ORANJE FC U-17 Trials for the Upcoming Season

With a proud legacy of nurturing talent and achieving excellence, Maharashtra Oranje FC has recently made waves with appearances in I-League 2, securing a remarkable runner-up position in the fiercely…


Football School of India announce trials for Young Talents

Football School of India (FSI) has announced trials for young football enthusiasts in the upcoming week of June. A golden opportunity for aspiring players to showcase their talents and potentially…


MFA Super League club Charkop FC to conduct open trials for upcoming Season

Calling all aspiring football stars! Charkop FC, a MFA super division club based in Charkop, Kandivali, is set to conduct Open Trials for the upcoming season. About Charkop FC: In…


Mumbai 42 Football Academy to conduct trials for Youth players

Newly established Mumbai 42 Football Academy will be conducting trials for young footballers in the upcoming week.


SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…