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Gokulam Kerala FC to represent India in the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2020-21; IWL 5 postponed

Gokulam Kerala FC to represent Indian in the AFC Women's Club Championship 2020-21; IWL 5 postponed
Gokulam Kerala FC | Source: AIFF Media

Winners of the 2019-20 Indian Women’s League (IWL 4) Gokulam Kerala FC will represent India in the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2020-21; meanwhile, Indian Women’s League 2020-21 (IWL 5) has been postponed.

AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation has nominated Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC), the champion of the 4th edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League to represent India in the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2020-21 – Pilot tournament.

AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, in a letter to AFC General Secretary Dato Windsor John wrote: “We would like to inform you that after having a discussion with the local organising committee (Odisha Sports), AIFF has decided to postpone the 5th edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League (HIWL) for a few months keeping in mind the monsoon, and an expected third wave of infections.”

The 5th edition was originally supposed to be held in Bhubaneswar by Odisha Sports in close coordination with AIFF. But it had to be postponed owing to the second wave of the pandemic which hit hard. Keeping options open, the League Committee, had taken a decision to conduct it later in a proposed new window subject to health parameters.


This article was originally published on the AIFF website.

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