Football Delhi has announced the launch of the Capital Cup. The football governing body is aiming to make Capital city a vibrant football destination as it was during the hey days of Durand Cup and DCM.
The Football Delhi Executive Committee on Thursday had decided to launch Capital Cup.
Football Delhi will make a request to the All India Football Federation for an appropriate window to hold this All India tournament in Delhi where minimum four ISL/I-League clubs will be invited to play in the 8 teams League-cum-knockout competition. In order to promote local clubs, four clubs from Delhi will join the tournament.
Association will also discuss the launch of Capital Cup with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sports Authority of India and State Govt to be a key stakeholder in making this tournament a grand success and make it a regular feature of India’s capital city.
“Through Capital Cup we would like to energize the local football and connect football fans with an inspiring football tournament where best clubs and players would be seen in action. It is our attempt to add another initiative to make Capital City a vibrant football city. Delhi’s Dr Ambedkar Stadium is one Stadium which has seen all the greats in action and the strong legacy of this stadium and city have to be revived with the Capital Cup,” said Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran.
Executive Committee has also decided to approve the launch of a Digital Hub to connect and engage with football community and stakeholders. Digital Hub will comprise of different digital platforms, live TV, digital campaign, esports, e-learning, web series, etc. It will be launched in partnership with a corporate partnership.