ODISHA will host the Indian Women’s League, with dates to be confirmed later.
It has been over a year since the last edition of India’s premier women’s football league concluded.
On February 14, Sabihtra Bhandari scored a late winner for Gokulam Kerala after they had blown an earlier 2-0 against KRYSPHA to win the Banglore final 3-2.
According to Business Standard, AIFF President Praful Patel said: “Over the years, the tournament has provided the platform for a lot of budding footballers to showcase their talent and provide them the option of taking up football as a career.
He added by saying: “The government of Odisha has been a great supporter of Indian football. We are very thankful to Shri Naveen Patnaik ji, Mr Vishal Kumar Dev, Mr Vineel Krishna and the entire sports department of Odisha for extending all the support and help to organise the Hero Indian Women’s League.”
2022 will see India host two women’s international tournament.
First is the Asian Cup, followed by the U17 World Cup.
The previous edition involved one team from Odisha.
Odisha Police qualified as runners-up of the FAO Women’s League.
They finished third in Group B.
They were five points of Kenkre FC in second, missing out on the final round.
The women’s national team also recently returned to action competing in the Turkish Women’s Cup.
They lost all 3 games at the Gold City Sports Complex in Kargicak.
The campaign with a 2-0 loss to Serbia and an 8-0 defeat to Russia.
The third and final game was against Ukraine.
Pyrari Xaxa and Manisha Kalyan put India 2-0 up after 31 minutes.
Nikol Kozvbola pulled one back before half-time before two second-half goals from Daryna Apanaschenko, one in stoppage time gave Ukraine a 3-2 victory.