RCA’s football tourney to begin February 17

MUSCAT, Jan 23 – As many as 20 teams will take part at the 12th edition of Royal Court Affairs football tournament which is scheduled to begin on February 17. The draw ceremony of the tournament was held on Tuesday and the teams distributed into four groups.
Each group featured of five teams. Two teams from each group will qualify to the knockout stages.
The RCA football tournament which is classified as one of the oldest government tourney will be officiated and managed by professionals from Oman Football Association (OFA) and RCA employees.
Defending champion Transportation directorate, presided group one beside Al Salam team, Royal camel corps, State Audit directorate and Royal Cavalry.
Security unit team clubbed in second group along with Royal Opera House team, Information Technology Directorate team, Royal Estates team and Al Wahat team.
Royal Yacht team will play against Planning and Human Resources head office team, Veterinary Services Directorate team, Royal Flight team and Al Ola team.
The fourth group included Royal Gardens and Farms team, the Secretary General’s Office team, Supply Directorate team, Finance Affairs Directorate team and Royal Hospitality team.