New Delhi, September 6, 2019: Defending champions Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP) will be taking on Manipur’s Nilmani English School in the Subroto Cup U17 Girls final. The two sides meet on Friday, September 6 at the Ambedkar Stadium for the final, where both sides will vie for the honour to be crowned champions.

Proceedings start at 16:00 IST. Air Marshal VR Chaudhuri AVSM VM, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, will be in attendance as this year’s chief guest.

BKSP on their route to the final, have so far scored eleven goals and conceded none. They defeated Afghanistan’s Rabia Balkhi 6-0 in the quarter-finals and Tamil Nadu’s Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School 5-0 in the last four.

Manipur’s Nilmani High School saw off GVHHS from Kerala 5-1 in the quarter-finals before overcoming Assam’s Simbargaon High School convincingly with a score line of 4-0, to emerge victors in the semi-final.

The tournament is organized by Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society under the aegis of Air Force Sports Control Board and is supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Sports Authority of India.

Group Captain Deepak Ahluwalia, Honorary Secretary General, SMSES has announced that Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society (SMSES), celebrating its Diamond Jubilee Edition this year, has enhanced the prize money for the Winners and Runners-up in all three categories by Rs 50,000/-. The best player and best goal keeper awards have also been increased from Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000/-.  Now the winners for the Sub Junior boys, apart from Cup, will walk away with an attractive cash prize of INR 3,00,000/-, while a cash prize for INR 4,00,000/- each will be awarded to Junior Boys & Girls. The Runners-up in the Sub Junior Boys category walk away with a cash prize of INR 1, 75,000/- while those in the Junior Boys & Girls would be earn INR 2, 50,000/- each.

Along with the Ambedkar Stadium, Subroto Cup 2019 round-robin games are being played at New Wellington Camp Ground, Race Course Road, Subroto Park Football Ground, and Football Stadium at East Vinod Nagar in Patparganj, IP Extension, GD Goenka International School and Pathways World School. This year Transform Vicky are the official ball and Kitting Partner and accommodation for the participating teams are being arranged at Lemon Tree group of Hotels. 

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