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CFC 'B' faces Kerala Blasters Reserves in I-League 2nd

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: 'B' will open its I-League campaign against southern rivals Reserves on January 14 at the Panampilly Ground in Kochi.

CFC 'B', which is making its second consecutive appearance in the second tier of Indian football, is pitted against Bengalurus Ozona FC and South United FC and Fateh Hyderabad AFC apart from Kerala Blasters Reserves in Group B.

The ties will be played on a home-away basis with CFC contesting their home games at the ground here, a press release said.

Under the tutelage of Sameer Shaikh, a former Youth Development at DSK Shivajians, CFC 'B' players have been training in over the last three weeks.

The team also played outfits Vasco SC and Sporting Clube de as well as FC Goa reserves and Club in practice games.

The CFC B squad comprises talent from and around the country, including a number of CFC U-18 boys who qualified for the final round of the 2018-19 recently, after winning the Chennai zone with an unbeaten record.

CFC 'B' is one of six clubs fielding reserve teams in the preliminary round of the 16-team 2nd Division League, the release said.

The preliminary round group winners from Group A and Group B and the top two teams from Group C will progress to the final round. However, if an ISL reserve team finishes in the qualifying positions, the slot will go to the next non-ISL team.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 18:55 IST