Friday, January 19, 2018

Karnataka take on Pondicherry today

Karnataka take on Pondicherry today 1:15 pm at the Bangalore Football Stadium. Though Pondicherry lost 4-1 to Services in their first match, they looked a better team, much better than Karnataka’s opponent on the first day, Telengana. 

Coach and former ITI player, Muralidharan admitted his team became very casual after scoring two early goals, but kept up after changing ends. However, sounded wary about not enough conversion and missing out on sitters. Something that he’s needs to work during practice. 

He reckons that a long camp of 45 days have helped his team to combine well, “Our main threat is Services, which will be a 50-50 match.”

Thursday, January 18, 2018

AIFF disqualify Bengaluru U13 and Ozone FC U15 youth teams

Youth teams of Bengaluru FC (under 13) and Ozone FC Bengaluru (under 15) have been banned from further participating in the ongoing AIFF Youth League. Jammu United youth teams too have been disqualified from the same competition. 

These teams have been found fielding over-aged players in Youth League. 
Ankith P from Bengaluru FC and Akash Jadhav from Ozone FC team were found overage in their respective group, which ensued disqualification of players and clubs.

Notably, Ankith P was a part of the state U15 team, he recently took part in the Sub-junior Nationals at Phagwara, Punjab. Several teams playing in Bangalore Zone Youth League have raised concern over his participation. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Entry Arrangements for Santosh Trophy

KSFA have prepared the following arrangements for fans, spectators, football  fraternity, club officials, and players to witness Santosh Trophy at Bangalore Football Stadium: 

  • Gate 1: Public Free Gate - Northern Gallery
  • Gate 3: Club players entry
  • Gate 4: Entry for Teams, VIP, Club Officials (3 Passes issued), Life Members, Press & Media
    Tickets worth 100 rupees are issued for general spectators
  • Gate 7: Entry only on 50 rupees worth ticket. 
  • Gate 8: Entry for Press Photographers, Team Bus, Parking for vehicles of Official 

Vignesh to lead state in Santosh Trophy

The selectors finally declared the team for the South Zone qualifying round for 72nd Santosh Trophy, the yearly Senior National football championship. Matches will be held at Bangalore Football Stadium, from January 17 to 22. 

Experienced campaigner Vignesh G will be captaining the team. Vignesh currently plays for Bangalore Super Division team Ozone FCB he will be assisted by Sunil Kumar from Students Union. Also, Vignesh captained last year in Santosh Trophy. Karnataka played their qualifiers at Calicut, Kerala, where the team ended their campaign in a disastrous note. 

Other than the delay in declaring the final squad of 20 players, what is interesting this year’s number of standby players, which is ten in compare to four from last year. 


Shain Khan CP (Bengaluru FC), Abhishek Das (Ozone FC), Sunil Kumar M (Vice Captain)
(Student Union FC), Shafeel PP (B'lore Independents), Anto Rashith (Ozone FC), Leon Augustine (Bengaluru FC), Vignesh G (Captain- Ozone FC), Solaimalai (South United FC), Shamanth (Student Union), Ramesh B (B'lore Eagles), Shahabaaz Khan (Bengaluru FC), Edwin Rosario (B'lore Independent), Liton Shil (MEG), Shashi Kumar V (Students Union FC) Rajesh S (RWF), Keith Raymond Stephen (South United), Azaruddin SK (Bengaluru FC), Amoes (Student Union) Vignesh D (Ozone FCB), Anup Theres Raj (Ozone FC)

Stand Bye
Shreyas (Mysore), John Peter (Bangalore Independent),  Shaik Muzeeb (MEG), Myron Mendes (Bengaluru FC), Sudharshan Lokur (Belgaum District), Franklin Amalraj (Young Challenger), Akshay N (Student Union), Sharath Mohan (Student Union), Abhishek Ramesh (Bangalore Independent) , Satish Kumar (South United) 

Manager M Kumar
Chief Coach - P Muralidharan
Coach - Harish VK
Goal Keeping Coach - SS Shahi
Physiotherapist - Ayethapalli Prasad

Saturday, January 13, 2018

U13 Youth League: Roots defeat Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru FC boys tasted their first defeat in their U13 Youth League (Bangalore Zone) campaign by Roots Sports School. Playing home, at the Bangalore Football Stadium today morning, BFC boys went down by an early goal from Gabriel Savage. 

Maintaining an all-win record (9 wins, 27 pts), Roots Football School continue to stay at the top of the table, and only need a point to qualify to the final round. Bengaluru have played two games less, they are on second spot with 18 pts from 7 games. They must win their remaining matches to top the table. 

Both teams meet again on Sunday, Jan 28, 3 PM, in BFC’s away encounter at Padukone Dravid Center For Sports Excellence, Yelahanka.