DIBRUGARH, Dec 8 - The 12th Captain Jintu Gogoi, Veer Chakra Memorial Football Tournament will kick off on December 10 at Chowkidinghee ground here. The tournament is being organised by the Army�s Dao Division in association with the Dibrugarh District Sports Association (DDSA) as a mark of respect to Kargil Martyr and Assam �Bir Chilarai�, Captain Jintu Gogoi, Veer Chakra, to promote the spirit of �Good Will� amongst the local population and to promote sports. The final will be played on December 19.
The tournament will be inaugurated by Honorary Flying Officer TR Gogoi, father of late Captain Jintu Gogoi along with the Deputy GOC, Dao Division and Commander, Laipulli Army Camp. Parents and relatives of late Captain Jintu Gogoi will be present as special guests during the opening and closing ceremony, the organisers informed.
The tournament will be played on knock out basis as per guidelines of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Sixteen teams of Upper Assam will participate in the tournament including one team from Army (unit team of Captain Jintu Gogoi). The teams have been placed into two pools. Teams in Pool �A� include TSK Railway Div Sports Club, Gorgaon Football Coaching Centre, Billurgani TE Football Club, Duliajan Football Academy, Sonowal Kachari Tengakhat, Milan Jyoti Sangha, �B� Division-II & Army (unit team of Capt Jintu Gogoi). Teams in Pool �B� are Barakuri Football Club, DBR Football Coaching Centre, Namrup Town Club, DBR Rly Divisional Sports Club, Moran Town Club, Khowang Sports Football Club, Rupjyoti Sangha and Trinayan Jyoti Sangha.