Pune, December 23, 2023: After completing 22 glorious years of hosting Guru Tegh Bahadur Football Tournament, which has had received exemplary response from the football clubs across Pune, the Guru Tegh Bahadur Sports Foundation (GTBSF) has decided to upgrade city’s one of the most popular football tournament, into gold cup to coincide with 348th martyrdom of Guru Shri Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
Mr.Rajinder Singh Walia, PDG Lion MJF CA Abhay Shastri, Mr.Charanjit Singh Sahani, Mr.Santsingh Mokha, Mr.Mandar Tamhane, VP of PDFA, MJF Lion Rani Ahluwalia, district chairperson women empowerment were present .
Saai FC, Navmahsrashtra, Durga FC, KMP XI, City FC, Rahul FC, Khadki Blues, Kirkeeans, UKM FC, AIYFA FC, Rupali XI, Aryans FC, Parshuramians FC, Range Hills Young Boys, Mathew FC, Ashoka XI, Snigmay FC, KP XI will be seen in action.
The year 2023 marked 348 years since Guru Teh Bahadur was killed.
The tournament will be held from December 24th to 31st, 2023 at its usual venue, the Range Hills Sports ground, Khadki .Mr. S.S. Ahluwalia ,President of the GTBSF said addressing a press conference on Saturday.
The prestigious tournament will be open for teams from 2nd and 3rd divisions, senior and Super divisions.
There will be a separate tournament for women’s teams too. Besides handsome cash prizes, footballs, bags, medals to all winners and runners up teams, each participating player will be given a certificate of participation, said Mr. Ahluwalia. All those involved in the organising committee worked relentlessly as if it was seva for Guru Tegh Bahadur sahib.”