CHANDIGARH, NOV 15 : Minerva Academy FC will begin their campaign in the 2015-16 Hero I-league 2nd division with a match against Kenkre FC of Mumbai to be played at Cooperage Stadium in Mumbai on November 19.
This year 10 teams from all over India will be competing for the title of the I-league 2nd Division Champions and the winners will qualify for the main I-league. The teams which have qualified are LoneStar Kashmir FC, Guwahati FC, Mohammaden Sporting Club, DSK Shivajians FC, PIFA Sports, Kenkre Sports, Dempo SC, NEROCA FC, Fateh Hyderabad FC, Gangtok Himalayan SC and Minerva Academy FC and will participate in the Second Division League 2015-16.
MAFC squad: Davinder Singh, Pankaj Singh, Sehijpal Singh, Abhijeet Kataria, Saurav Rautela, Davinder Singh Maan, Amandeep Singh, Mehtab Singh, Siddharth Uniyal, Narender Kumar, Sukhdeep Singh, Rahul Kumar, Rajan Negi, Harpreet Singh, Harpreet Bedi, Santosh Kumar, Nitesh Chhikara, Najimuddin Mollick, Jagpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Aji Demenenge, Bala Dahir Alhassan, Arshdeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Dilliram Sanyasi, Manvir Singh, Sunil Kumar, Arashpreet Singh, Prabhjot Singh, Amarwant Singh, Krishna Pandit, Aakash Sangwan, Kamalpreet Singh, Waris Rashid, Shayan Roy and Abhishek Sharma.
MAFC’s First round fixtures:
November 19: Kenkre SC vs Minerva Academy FC at Cooperage Stadium- Mumbai.
November 29: Minerva Academy FC vs Lonestar Kashmir FC at Guru Nakak Stadium- Ludhiana.
December 6: Minerva Academy FC vs Dempo SC at Guru Nanak Stadium- Ludhiana.
December 11: Minerva Academy FC vs PIFA at Guru Nanak Stadium- Ludhiana.
December 20: Lone Star Kashmir vs Minerva Academy FC at Bakshi Stadium- Srinagar.
January 3, 2016: Dempo SC vs Minerva Academy FC at Raia Ground- Margao- Goa.
January 7, 2016: PIFA vs Minerva Academy FC at All Saints School- Bhiwandi- Mumbai.
January 12, 2016: Minerva Academy FC vs Kenkre SC at Guru Nanak Stadium- Ludhiana.