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Bengaluru FC U-15s set for Next Generation Mumbai Cup!

Bengaluru FC’s U-15 Residential Academy Team will begin their campaign in the Next Generation Mumbai Cup, featuring U-14 sides of Premier League sides Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC and Southampton FC and the U-15 teams of FC Goa and the Reliance Foundation Young Champs at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai on Monday. The six-team tournament will be played in a League stage format which each team facing the other once over a five-day period.

“We’re very glad to have the opportunity to take part in a tournament that will pit us against teams from the Premier League. This is a good chance for several of my young players to understand the level at which they stand and hopefully prepare well for the final stages of the Hero Junior League,” said U-15s head coach Sachin Badadhe.

The tournament is a part of activities dedicated to youth player development, and the Premier League’s ongoing partnership with the Indian Super League. Representatives from the Premier League, Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC and Southampton FC will work with ISL coaches, local coaches and referees from across India with workshops, training and run development forums.

“To play against teams from Chelsea, Manchester United and Southampton will really test these boys. The players that I have picked for the squad also includes a few of my U-13 boys because I am looking to promote them through the ranks at the end of the season, and this is a good opportunity to understand where they are in their development,” said Badadhe.

Bengaluru FC begin their campaign with a clash against Southampton FC on Monday, February 24, at 7.30pm.


Raj Biswas, Athul Raj, Oinam Ronex Meitei, Rajanbir Singh, Vinith Venkatesh, Tomthingganba Sanjenbam, Ashik Adhikari, Basudev CM, Abu Swalih, Rajat R, Lalhminchhuanga F, Ishaan Raghunanda, Lalpekhlua, Gogocha Chungkham, Magsatabam Yaiphathoi, Monirul Molla, Aryaman Biju.


24.02.2020 – Bengaluru FC vs Southampton FC – 7.30pm
25.02.2020 – Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa – 8.30am

25.02.2020 – Manchester United vs Bengaluru FC – 7.30pm
26.02.2020 – Bengaluru FC vs RFYC – 5.30pm

28.02.2020 – Chelsea FC vs Bengaluru FC – TBC

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