Gokulam Kerala FC will take part in the 129 th edition of Durand Cup to be held in West Bengal from August 2nd onward. Gokulam are among the six I-League clubs invited for the tournament.
The league cum knockout tournament will be held in Kalyani, Silguri and Kolkata in West Bengal and ends on August 24.
Six Indian Super League clubs will also take part in the prestigious tournament organized by Services Sports Control Board. The other four teams in the tournament will be fielded by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Army will have two teams, Army Red and Army Green.
The teams will be divided into four groups and the clubs that finishes first and second in each group will progress into the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Durand Cup is the oldest football tournament in Asia and was started by the British Army in 1888.
“Durand Cup is a prestigious tournament and there were no second thoughts to participate when we got the invite. Already we are on verge of completing our transfer targets and our preseason will start by July 15. We have high hopes on the squad and we will be aiming for top honors in the historic tournament,” said Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen.