The 130th edition of the Durand Cup kicked off today at the Vivekananda Yubabharati Krirangan in Kolkata. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee kicked the ball and inaugurated the tournament. State’s Sports Minister Arup Biswas was also present at the event. Mohammedan Sporting Club started their campaign in the tournament with an emphatic win against the Indian Air Force Football team. The black panthers were leading 3-0 at the halftime and finally won the match by 4-1 in a Group A clash.
16 teams are playing in this edition of the oldest club football tournament in Asia while two renowned clubs of Kolkata, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are not participating. The final match will be held on 3rd October.