Saturday, February 23, 2019

South United lose again in Second Division

South United Media 

The game saw South United FC (SUFC) create number of good chances but Kerala Blasters FCs (KBFC) ruthlessness in front of goal proved too much for the home side, the away team won by 3-1. 

The game took some time to settle down and fall into a pattern where SUFC saw themselves dominate early proceedings. They created a few openings but nothing that tested the keeper yet.

About 15 minutes into the game, KBFC turned the tide and started to threaten, creating one good opportunity after another. Their good spell saw them go in front through MD Esha whose header from a corner beat the keeper all ends up.

The goal saw KBFC grow as an attacking force as they continued to push forward, however, towards the end of the half, SUFC found themselves on the upswing creating a few half chances but without any real penetration
Poor passing from SUFC saw a lot of their good work undone. KBFC’s second goal perplexed the SUFC defence as a simple ball over the top beat their offside trap and Nongdamba Naorem latched onto it, beat SUFC custodian Royal and slotted the ball into the unguarded net.

Trailing 2-0 at halftime, South United pressed high at the start of the second half making it difficult for KBFC to get out of the back. This spell saw them peg KBFC back in their own half for a long period, eventually winning a freekick when Sudipta was fouled in a dangerous area. 

Magesh's low hard free kick was parried by the KBFC custodian but the ball landed at Amit's feet and he makes no mistake smashing the ball into the net to bring his side back into the game.

KBFC realised that the next few minutes would be crucial which saw them fly forward, but SUFC responded with their own attacks to keep KBFC on alert. SUFC created at least 3 good chances in a row that went painfully close or were blocked just in time by KBFC defenders.

KBFC were booting the ball up the pitch towards the end of the game and SUFC built each attack from the back, on one such occasion Kishan’s attempted pass was intercepted by substitute Pragyan Gogoi, who took advantage of the space he was given to let fly from range and his left foot screamer beat Royal to make the score 3-1 in favour of KBFC. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Former footballer Antic no more

Antic Lydwin, 50, ITI employee, and former state and ITI player died of a heart attack today morning. Antic was known for his stylish brand of football. He started with 515 Army Base Workshop and Madura Coats before joining ITI.

Also, Antic acted in minor roles in a few movies. 

A minute of silence was observed during the BDFA B Division League match at the Bengaluru Football Stadium today.

Friday, February 1, 2019

73rd Santosh Trophy zonals from Feb 3 in Neyveli, Vignesh to lead state again

Karnataka team will be travelling to Neyveli, TN to play the South Zone qualifying round of Santosh Trophy, the national football championship for the 2018-19 season. This will be the 73rd edition of the senior national championship. The qualifying matches will be played between February 3 to 8.  

Impressed by their performance in the previous edition, selectors retained faith, and appointed Vignesh Gunashekar captain and Sunil Kumar vice-captain. Karnataka had a remarkable run last year, not before losing to host Bengal in semi final.  

Karnataka is placed in Group A along with Andhra Pradesh and host Tamil Nadu. Group B consists of Kerala, Telengana, Services, and Pondicherry. 


  • February 5, 2019: Karnataka 5 (Leone Augustine, Sunil Kumar, Manvir Singh, Safeel PP, M Nikhil Raj) Vs Andhra Pradesh 0  
  • February 7, 2019: Karnataka Vs Tami Nadu 

Jayanth Kumar (GK), Mohammed Shahanas, Namgyal Bhutia (U-21), Prasanth Kalinga, Sunil Kumar (Vice Captain), John Peter, Shafeel PP, Ashik AS, Biswa Kr Darjee (U-21), Vignesh Gunashekar (Captain), Shelton Paul D (U-21), Sukesh Leon, Edwin Rossario, Lethaolen Khongsai (U-21), Anirudh Krishna Das, M Nikhil Raj (U-21), Leon Augustine, Manvir Singh, Kaviarsan K, Naorem Roshan Singh

Head Coach – D Manivannan
Asst. Coach – Gopal 
Goal Keeping Coach - Prem Kumar
Manager - Dr Anthony S L

Thursday, January 31, 2019

[Notice] KSFA to host AIFF workshop

KSFA will be hosting a workshop for AIFF Academy Accreditation and Baby Leagues at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 

Srinivasan Saimani, Manager - Baby League, AIFF and Mazhar Ahmed Mansoor, Development Officer, Tamil Nadu will be conducting the one day workshop for all stakeholders interested in Baby Leagues or in applying for Academy Accreditation for 2019-20.


6th February, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm (session for Academy Accreditation) 

2 pm to 4 pm - (session for Baby Leagues).  
The workshop will involve explanation of the AIFF Baby League rules and regulations, AIFF Baby League Protocol, and the AIFF Academy Accreditation procedure and its regulations.

Representatives of existing academies as well as those interested in starting academies/baby leagues should register their names before February 4, 2019.

For further details contact Workshop Coordinator Mr M Satyanarayan on 8197979595 or confirm via email to

Sunday, January 27, 2019

KSFA Women’s Football League 2019

The inaugural Edition of KSFA Women’s Football League Super Division kicked off today at the Bangalore Football Stadium.

The first edition has 6 teams registered under KSFA Women’s Football Committee. A month-long football action will be played in two-legged league format.   

Round 1 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 

  • Mangalore United 4 (Priya Darshini 8’, Abhilasha 32’, Simran 65’, Diana 86th’) - Parikrma 0 
  • BUFC 8 (Paromita 18', 36’, 81’, Shiva 24’, Amsa 42’, 63’, Amoolya 52’, Vanita 83’) Vs Indian Football Factory 0  
  • Misaka United 4 (Tarini 13’, Ambili 29’, Vipina 36', 47’) Vs Slamzers, Belgaum 3 (Aditi 38', 42’, 68’) 
Round 2 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 
  • Slamzers 0 Vs Indian Football Factory 9 (Rasiga-9', 13', Sanjana-25'/47'/57', Poojitha-18', Thanmayi-63', Lilly-67', 72')
  • Misaka United 0 Vs Mangalore United 2 (Prajna-54', Jancila-71')
  • BUFC 4 (BUFC- Amlooya 4th', Amsa-7', 76', 90t) Vs Parikrma 1 (Raksha-6') 

Round 3 - Sunday, Feb 3, 2019  
  • Misaka United 0 Vs Indian Football Factory 5 (Rasiga-21', Sanjana-60', Poojitha-36', Lilly-69', 77')  
  • BUFC 4 (Amsa 45'+2'/69', Paromita 70', Shivashankari-72') Vs Mangalore United 0 
  • Slamzers Vs Parikrama
     Could not take place as the Slamzers, the team from Belgaum met with an accident while travelling to Bengaluru leaving one player seriously injured. Per latest she's doing fine.
    Slamzers have pulled out of the league, their matches will be counted as forfeited
Round 4 - Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019  
  • Indian Football Factory 4 (Rasiga 4', 35', Sanjana 25', Poojitha 60') Vs Parikrama 0 
  • BUFC 4 (Paromita 4', 57', Tuli 24',Amoolya 74') Vs Misaka United 0
  • Slamzers Vs Mangalore United - forfeited 

Round 5 - Sunday, Feb 10, 2019  
  • Mangalore United 0 Vs Indian Football Factory 1 (Sanjana-37')
  • Parikrma 3 (Bhuvaneswari-3', 28th', Aishwarya-88') Vs Misaka United 0   
  • Slamzers Vs BUFC  - forfeited
Round 6 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019  
  • BUFC 8 (Paromita-18'/37', 50', Praveena 4', 45+1', 67', Anoushka-55', Sasmita 81') Vs Misaka United 0  
  • Indian Football Factory 2 (Rasiga-57', Lilly-67') Vs Parikrma 0 
  • Mangalore United Vs Slamzers - forfeited 
Round 7 - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019  
  • Slamzers Vs BUFC - forfeited 
  • Indian Football Factory 0 Vs Misaka United 2 (Devika-29', Vipina-72')
  • Parikrma 2 (Sheetal-28', Pallavi-80') Vs Mangalore United 3 (Diona-22', 33', 73' )
Round 8 - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019  
  • Mangalore United 0 Vs BUFC (Paromita-53') 
  • Parikrma 4 (Caroline-17'[OG], Raksha-43', Spoorthi-71', Bhuvaneswari-84') Vs Misaka United 1 (Tarini 7')
  • Slamzers Vs Indian Football Factory - forfeited  
Round 9 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2019  
  • Slamzers Vs Misaka United - forfeited 
  • Indian Football Factory Vs Mangalore United 
  • Parikrma Vs BUFC  
Round 10 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019  
  • Mangalore United Vs Misaka United 
  • Indian Football Factory Vs BUFC 
  • Slamzers Vs Parikrma - forfeited