16 teams to Clash during 26th April and 21st May
Venues of the Matches: Shahibaug Police Stadium & TransStadia
Ahmedabad, April 26 : All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s prestigious Indian Women’s League (IWL) Championship Tournament begins in Ahmedabad from Wednesday 26th April 2023.
Sixteen teams from across the country are participating in this football tournament which will be played till 21st May 2023. Matches of the tournaments will be played in Shahibaug Police Headquarter Stadium and Kankaria TransStadia Football Ground. The tournament is being organized for the first time in the State of Gujarat. The Gujarat State Football Association (GSFA) has hosted the tournament with the support of Government of Gujarat’s sports arm the Sports Authority of Gujarat (SAG).
About 400 eminent women footballers will camp in Ahmedabad during these days. The champion team from the 16 different teams will get an opportunity to play in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s club championship. The senior footballer scouts will watch the performance of prospective players who might eventually get a chance to be the part of the Indian women’s football team in the FIFA world cup also.
In accordance with the rules of the tournament, participating teams are allowed to include 3 foreign players also in the team. It is expected that during the tournament, the Indian players will have a chance to get an exposure and opportunity to play with players from Nepal, Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Malaysia, Cameroon and United States.
Large number of volunteers and budding footballers have been busy organising the matches of the tournament under the direct monitoring of the GSFA secretary Mulrajsinh Chudasama.