Roundup: Chennaiyin FC win against KBFC as RFYC, Bengaluru FC play gripping draw in RFDL National Group Stage in Mumbai

Mumbai, April 16: Bengaluru FC and Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) played out a goalless draw at the Reliance Corporate Park (RCP) in Navi Mumbai in the National Group Stage of the Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) on Monday.

 

Watch the match highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L199DDHy_Kg

 

The Group A fixture saw seven bookings across both teams, with defending champions Bengaluru FC managing to scrape a point despite their forward Thokchom Malemnganba Singh getting sent off in the added time of the first half.  Both these teams had qualified for the National Championships of the RFDL last year, and will be hoping to get victories under their belt soon to progress from the second round of the competition.

 

The other clash on this ground produced expected fireworks though, Chennaiyin FC edging past their southern rivals Kerala Blasters FC by 2-1 at the RCP later in the day. Thingujam Korou Singh got Kerala Blasters FC ahead with a 32nd minute strike, but Niketh N and Prakadeshwaran S netted once each in the 65th minute and the 80th minute of the game respectively to produce a comeback and clinch the three points for the Marina Machans.

 

 

Next Day’s Schedule –

 

Group C – University of Delhi Stadium, Delhi

 

M1: East Bengal FC vs Adamas United FC – 08:00 am IST

 

M2: Delhi FC vs NorthEast United FC - 11:00 am IST

 

Group D – Dhuler Football Stadium, Goa

 

M1: Mohun Bagan Super Giant vs Mumbai City FC - 08:30 am IST

 

M2: Pax of Nagoa vs Punjab FC – 04:00 pm IST

 

The matches will be live streamed on: https://www.youtube.com/@RelianceFoundationYouthSports

 

Catch the region-wise standings here: https://www.rfyouthsports.com/football/rfdl/standings

 

RFDL National Group Stage Schedule Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/C5qY8nuJdqU/?igsh=dmJlaWdjN3RnMzRu

 

About Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL): RFDL is part of Reliance Foundation’s continued commitment towards supporting young footballers in India to evolve their skills by providing them more opportunities, world-class infrastructure, sports science expertise and coaching, contributing to the growth of Indian football.  Now in its third season, (RFDL) is designed to be a platform for the top U-21 football players to showcase their talent in a highly competitive environment. The tournament is India’s largest and most inclusive U-21 youth tournament comprising of over 50 teams across 9 regions in India from Hero Indian Super League, I-League division I&II and Independent Academies / Clubs nominated by the State Football Associations. With the eyes of academy coaches and scouts from both within the country and abroad, RFDL serves as the ideal platform that they can thrive upon to give wings to their fledging careers moving forward.  Our story so far: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5sXa6Tp_JV/?igsh=MXRzYWoyMWFsOTRodQ%3D%3D