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Second Div I League from April 21

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, April 10 � The second phase of the Second Division I League will be organised by the Assam football Association (AFA) at Bokakhat, Dergaon and Golaghat from April 21.

Altogether eight teams are vying for the top slot which will earn a berth in the I League.

The teams playing in the first phase which is going on at Siliguri. Lonester Kashmir FC, Chandmari FC, Aizwal FC (both Mizoram) are leading the table with nine points each till now while United Club, Mohammedan Sporting (both Kolkata, 6 points each), Hindustan FC (Delhi, 3 points), Premier India FA and Kenkre Sports (both Mumbai, no point) are following the table leader.

Addressing a press conference here today the AFA secretary Ankur Dutta informed that daily four matches will be played in different venues and the teams will get two days rest after the matches. Bokakhat Stadium, Golaghat Stadium and the Police Training College, Dergaon are the venues for the championship.

AFA selects grassroot centres: The Assam Football Association has shortlisted 21 centres all over for tranning the players at the grassroot level in the age group of 6 to 12 years.

The AFA secretary informed that a grassroot development officer will be appointed by the All India Football Federation who will travel to all the centres to provide technical support the trainees and coaches of those centres.

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