Calicut Football Club launched ahead of inaugural Super League Kerala

Super League Kerala: Calicut Football Club launched
V K Mathews releases the logo in the presence of Kozhikode MP M K Raghavan and KFA president Navas Meeran. Photo: IANS

Kozhikode: Founder-Chairman of IBS Software Services V K Mathews on Saturday launched the Calicut Football Club that will compete in the Super League Kerala (SLK).

Mathews released the official logo of the club in the presence of Kozhikode MP M K Raghavan and KFA president Navas Meeran.

Calicut FC owner Mathews said: "Several Keralites represented India in the past and we need to regain our glory. We hope to achieve this by providing international exposure to the budding talents in the state. And there is no better way to start this than by having a professional football team for Kozhikode.”

SLK will be conducted along the same lines as the Indian Super League, the premier football league in the country.

Apart from Calicut FC, the other five clubs, representing the cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, and Kannur are Thiruvananthapuram Kombans FC, Kochi Pipers FC, Thrissur Roar FC, Malappuram FC, and Kannur Squad FC.

The SLK is scheduled to begin on September 1 in Kochi. Thirty matches will be played in the preliminary rounds in home and away format. The top four teams will advance to the playoffs.

The Calicut FC will comprise 25 players, including 12 from Kerala, six overseas, and seven players from other states. The Kozhikode Municipal Corporation Stadium will be the club's home ground.

(With inputs from IANS)

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