The Islanders Futsal Challenge, postponed due to the rapid spread of flu, has begun on Friday.
Two matches will be played in the tournament initiated in M. Dhiggaru on Friday evening. The first match features ‘Dee Cee Jey’ and ‘Muskulhi Boys’, while the second match, played at 5:15 p.m. features ‘The Gang’ and ‘Naani’.
The tournament, organized by ‘Team from Mars’ football club, was originally scheduled to start on Thursday. This tournament is the biggest of its kind in central Maldives.
Seven teams from the host island, Dhiggaru, participated in the tournament opened for the whole atoll. They are; ‘Dee Cee Jey’, ‘Asuru B’, ‘Busy Boys’, reigning runner-ups ‘Ifhaams’, ‘FCNI’, ‘Jamiyyath Kovigoani’ and ‘FOD’.
Five teams from M. Maduvvari also participated in the tournament, including ‘Maduvvari Muskulhi Boys’, ‘Naani’, reigning champions of the tournament ‘Grandes Amigos New Generation Sports Club’, ‘Esperenzas’ and ‘FC Baazu’.
‘Mulaku FC’ from M. Mulah and ‘FC Rio’ from M. Muli also participated in the tournament.
The tournament is played in four groups, with two winning teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.
The Champion team of the Islanders Futsal Challenge will receive MVR 35,000, while runner-up team will receive MVR 10,000.
VTV is the broadcasting partner of the tournament.