Super Cup 2019: Amarjit Singh Kiyam's brace helps Indian Arrows stun Kerala Blasters FC and qualify for main tournament

Captain Amarjit Singh struck twice as Indian Arrows stunned Kerala Blasters 2-0 to qualify for the main round of the Super Cup.

Press Trust of India March 16, 2019 09:24:35 IST
Super Cup 2019: Amarjit Singh Kiyam's brace helps Indian Arrows stun Kerala Blasters FC and qualify for main tournament
  • The main Super Cup tournament will be held between 29 March and 13 April.

  • Top 6 teams each from the I-League and ISL qualify directly for Super Cup while the lower-ranked 4 sides from both leagues play in a qualification round.

  • The 1st match of the qualification round was called off after former I-League champions Minerva Punjab did not turn up to play ISL side FC Pune City.

Captain Amarjit Singh struck twice as Indian Arrows stunned Kerala Blasters 2-0 to qualify for the main round of the Super Cup football tournament on Friday.

Super Cup 2019 Amarjit Singh Kiyams brace helps Indian Arrows stun Kerala Blasters FC and qualify for main tournament

Indian Arrows players celebrate Amarjit Singh Kiyam's goal on Friday. Image courtesy: AIFF

Amarjit gave the Arrows the lead in the 39th minute and then converted from the spot in the 77th minute after Blasters defender Anas Edathodika handled the ball in front of goal to notch up a remarkable win in the qualification round.

The Indian Arrows, the developmental side of All India Football Federation, play in the I-League and used Kalinga Stadium as their home venue.

They will be up against Indian Super League side FC Goa on 30 March in the round of 16 match of the main tournament.

The first match of the qualification round was, however, called off earlier in the day after former I-League champions Minerva Punjab did not turn up against ISL side Pune City FC.

The Super Cup is a knockout tournament hosted by the AIFF where top six teams each from the I-League and ISL gets a direct qualification to the main round while the lower-ranked four sides from both the leagues play in the qualification round.

The main round will be held between 29 March and 13 April.

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