KOLKATA: Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting Club and East Bengal have been invited to participate in the 2019 Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup in Chittagong, Bangladesh, IndiaFooty can confirm.
Bangladesh Premier League side Chittagong Abahani Limited organizes the tournament in every two years in the memory of Bangabandhu Mujibur Rahman’s eldest son Sheikh Kamal, founder of the club, with support from the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF).
The Chairman of Chittagong Abahani and Chief Coordinator of tournament organizing committee Tarafdar Mohammed Ruhul Amin has informed IndiaFooty that the 2019 edition of the competition is likely to be held from October 20 to November 2, 2019 in Chittagong’s M.A. Aziz Stadium, where eight clubs from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand will feature.
Amin, who is in Kolkata right now, has further informed that Mohun Bagan have already confirmed their participation while Mohammedan Sporting have shown an interest in participating.
The tournament first held in 2015 where hosts Chittagong Abahani beat East Bengal in the final to emerge champions. Maldives Premier League side TC Sports Club is the current holders after they won it in 2017 beating South Korean club Pocheon Citizen FC in the final.