Popular singer Zubeen Garg at the first season of Guwahati Futsal Festival

After a successful summer soccer camp where around 150 football enthusiasts from all over the region participated, the Guwahati City FC is all set to organise the second season of Guwahati Futsal Festival.

The tournament will be held on September 15-16 at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan Indoor Stadium at RG Baruah Sports Complex.

While the first season witnessed participation of 48 teams from all over Northeast, this year the organizers have restricted the number of slots to 32.

It was in April this year when directors of Guwahati City FC, Lio Sengrang and Kaustab Chakraborty floated the idea of organizing the first ever futsal tournament under the banner of Guwahati Futsal Festival.

“It’s not too long ago that futsal was introduced in India. Through the tournament, we aim to promote football and provide the players a platform to showcase their talent. The first season helped us create a base for the indoor format of football and now we are all set to take it to the next level,” said Lio Sengrang, one of the organisers behind the initiative.

He also added that apart from futsal extravaganza, the event will also hold skill-based and freestyle football competitions.

The tournament will be played 5-a-sides as per the rules of Futsal Association of India with prize money worth Rs 50,000.

Interested teams can contact at 8638698279 or 9706570219, or through the Facebook page of Guwahati City FC. The News Mill is a partner at the event.

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