The National Finals of Nike Premier Cup 2018 is slated to kick-start at the Nagoa Ground and the Utorda Sports Complex in Goa on January 29, 2018.
Sixteen teams who have qualified for the National Finals are divided into four groups, the group-toppers will qualify for the semifinals which will be followed by the grand finale to decide the eventual winner of the Nike Premier Cup 2018.
Bengaluru FC, MSP Football Academy, SAI – Guwahati and FC Goa are clubbed in Group A whereas Reliance Foundation Young Champs, Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, Aizawl FC and Real Kashmir FC will contest in Group B.
Chennaiyin FC, FC Mumbaikars, Churchill Brothers SC are clubbed with reigning champions Minerva Punjab FC in Group C and the remaining four teams – Sports Authority of Gujarat, DSK Shivajians FC, Raman Vijayan Soccer School and East Bengal Club will lock horns in Group D.
Meanwhile, the National Finals will kick-off with a double-header between Bengaluru FC and MSP Football Academy at the Nagoa Ground and defending champions Minerva Punjab FC’s clash with Chennaiyin FC at the Utorda Sports Complex at 9am on Monday, January 29.
Both semifinals are scheduled on February 6 and the final will be played two days later on February 8.