Kozhikode, February 25: Gokulam Kerala FC will honour and felicitate its women’s team, which won the Indian Women’s League 2019-20, during the I-League match against Punjab FC at EMS Corporation Stadium here on February 29.
The whole team will assemble in Kozhikode on the day and will visit the stadium to watch the I League match. During the halftime, the women’s team will present the Indian Women’s League trophy to the crowd in a glistering function.
Gokulam Kerala FC defeated KRYPHSA, 3-2, in the IWL final held in Bangalore on February 14. This is the first time a Kerala team winning a national league title.
“It is a great honour for us that Gokulam has won the title. This is another feather in our cap and we would like to make it a big event. So we have decided to felicitate the team during our men’s team I-League match,” said VC Praveen, the president of Gokulam Kerala FC.
“We have made a major breakthrough in women’s football. This win will attract more players and we want to make the state a powerhouse in Indian football,” he said.
The whole team, including the two foreigners, will fly to Kozhikode for the function. Gokulam Kerala FC has also printed women’s players’ pictures on the tickets for the next match to give maximum coverage for the event.
“We feel happy about the gesture of our club. We are all excited about the function. We feel proud to be the champions of India and now we will be honoured in front of a jam-packed stadium during a men’s match. This is a huge step for women’s football in India,” said Gokulam Kerala FC captain Michel Margaret Castanha.