Updated May 29th, 2024 at 20:10 IST

Sreebhumi FC, Nita Football Academy earn promotion to IWL

Sreebhumi FC and Nita Football Academy earned promotion to the Indian Women’s League after finishing first and second, respectively, in IWL 2.

Sreebhumi FC, Nita Football Academy earn promotion to IWL | Image:AIFF.com
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Sreebhumi FC and Nita Football Academy earned promotion to the Indian Women’s League after finishing first and second, respectively, in IWL 2 on a dramatic final day of the league. The former sealed the IWL 2 title with a 2-0 victory over Pudhuvai Unicorns at the Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Five teams – Sreebhumi FC, Nita Football Academy, Garhwal United FC, Pudhuvai Unicorns, and FC Tuem were in contention to win the league on the final day.

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Both Sreebhumi and Nita FA finished the Final Round of the league with 10 points from five matches, after defeating Pudhuvai Unicorns and SAG Football Academy, respectively, on the final day but the former were crowned champions due to a superior head-to-head record.

Shruti Kumari of Garhwal United FC was the top scorer of the league, as she scored 10 goals from nine appearances, while Mousumi Murmu and Sikha Malik were the key scorers for Sreebhumi and Nita FA, netting seven goals each.

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Sreebhumi have been near perfect in their IWL 2 campaign, having lost only one match (1-4 against Garhwal United) in the Final Round. They scored 34 goals in their nine matches across the Group Stage and the Final Round. Meanwhile, Nita FA scored 21 goals.

 

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 20:10 IST