Saturday, March 3, 2018

Roots Football U15 Girls tournament

Roots Football invites Schools and football academies to participate in Under-15 girls football tournament on 10 and 11 March 2018 at Turf Park, Koramangala on the occasion of the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Women’s Football Day. 

Interested teams can contact Roots Football on 080-39658080 or email at for further details. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

U18 Youth League - Bengaluru down rivals Chennaiyin FC 2-1, seal top place to qualify for final round

Bengaluru FC Media

Bengaluru FC came from a goal down to beat neighbors Chennaiyin FC 2-1 in a final round encounter of the Chennai-Karnataka Zone in the Under-18 Youth League at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Tuesday.
The Blue Colts’ (20 points) sixth win of the campaign also meant they finished three points clear of second placed Ozone FC at the top of the Chennai-Karnataka Zone and qualified for the final round of the competition.
It wasn’t an ideal start for the Blues who conceded early in the first half when Chennayin striker Syed Suhail Pasha controlled an aerial pass and hammered home past Bengaluru custodian Tamal Naskar in the 7th minute.
Trailing by a goal in the first home game at the Bangalore Football Stadium, the Blue Colts pushed up fiercely in search of the equalizer. The hosts didn’t have to wait long as Biswa Darjee pulled them level in the 24th minute. The midfielder latched onto a clearance off Ragav Gupta’s cross to smash it into the goal from outside the box.
Bengaluru upped their game in the second half and created more chances than their rivals. Lalnuntluanga hit the post late on in the second half, before substitute Lalrinzuala Lalbiaknia finally completed the comeback in the 88th minute. The striker calmly converted from the spot after Ragav did well to earn a penalty and seal the game 2-1 in favour of the hosts.

Monday, February 26, 2018

BLK Lions crowned champions of U13 Roots Football League Season 6

The last round of league and final play-off matches of the sixth season of the Roots Football League (RFL) were played at the TurfPark, Koramangala yesterday. Teams gave everything they had to win the league. In the Under 13 BLK Lions won 4-2 against PN Rao Rhinos to tie on 15 points with Sharks who won their match against Aarwind Hawks 3-1. BLK Lions emerged champions based on their better head to head record against Sharks. 

In the 6th Season of RFL, around 220 boys and girls from over 80 schools in Bangalore participated. There were 28 teams in 4 age categories - U7, U9, U11, and U13. 32 parent coaches managed the teams.  

In the Under 11 category, Stallions won the league in style by beating RFF Bisons 7-3 in their last match to maintain their position on the top of the league. BLK Lions finished second in the league winning their last match against PN Rao Rhinos 5-3.

In the Under 9 category, Sharks were crowned as champions after beating Drunken Monkey Eagles 3-2 in the second leg and winning on overall aggregate 8-4 over the two play-off legs. 

In the Under 7 category, Sharks beat Arwind Hawks in sudden death, penalty shootout as the two teams were tied after the two play-off legs on 6-6 aggregate goals to win the championship. Aarwind Hawks came from behind in the second leg to score 3-1 and tie overall on aggregate.

  • Under 7: Sharks
  • Under 9: Sharks
  • Under 11: Stallions
  • Under 13: Lions 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Edu Garcia move to China League One side on transfer, Rahul Bheke get his contract extended by three years

Bengaluru FC Media

Winger Garcia is all set to be transferred from Bengaluru FC to Zhejiang Lǜchéng and defender Rahul Bheke handed over three-year contract just in a day’s gap. 

Bengaluru FC have reached an agreement with Chinese League One side Zhejiang Lǜchéng for the transfer of Spanish winger Edu Garcia for an undisclosed fee, the club announced on Friday. The deal makes Bengaluru FC the first Indian club to earn a fee from a foreign club for the transfer of a player. 

Garcia was signed on a season-long deal in September and the former Zaragoza man was an instant hit, scoring the Blues’ first ever goal in the Indian Super League in the 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC at the Kanteerava. The second of his two goals for the club came earlier this month against Goa, once again at the Fortress. Always dangerous with his set-piece deliveries, Garcia also racked up five assists for Albert Roca’s side. 

Meanwhile, the club announced on Thursday that Rahul Bheke’s extended contract will continue till May 2021. The 27-year-old has been a vital cog in Bengaluru’s season so far, and the extension reaffirms the club’s commitment towards holding on to its best talent. 

A consistent figure in the Bengaluru back-line, The Mumbai-born defender has played twenty times for the Blues this season, making 19 starts and scoring two goals, both in the AFC Cup. 

At Lǜchéng, Garcia will team up with Spanish coach Sergi Barjuan for the club which plays at the Yellow Dragon Sports Center in Hangzhou. The League One season kicks off on March 10. 

Coach Albert Roca thanked the winger for his efforts that have played its part in Bengaluru’s surge to the semifinal of the ISL. “Edu has been a thorough professional during his time at the club and he was presented an opportunity that seemed right to say yes to. His contribution to our season so far has been very valuable and I wish him the best.”

Thursday, February 22, 2018

[BDFA League] BFC Reserves go down 0-1 to Ozone

Bengaluru FC Media 

Ten-man Bengaluru FC ‘B’ suffered their second defeat of the campaign going down 0-1 to Ozone FC in their seventh game of the BDFA Super Division League at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Thursday.

In the first half that lacked real chances, a freak goal from Anup Theresraj handed Ozone all three points. The attacker chased down a long ball from Anto Xavier on the right flank, and managed to somehow connect with it on the slide just ahead of BFC ‘B’ custodian Shainkhan C. who had rushed out to punch it away. The effort was on target and the ball rolled in into an empty net to put Ozone up 1-0 in the 42nd minute. Meanwhile, the Blues had shout for a penalty turned away early in the half after Leon Augustine was brought down inside the box.

The second half saw Coach Naushad Moosa make a double change brining in Robinson Singh and Bidyananda Singh to add more creativity in attack. While the Blues began pushing up, left-back Parag Shrivas was shown a straight red for a high-foot challenge on an opponent reducing BFC ‘B’ to ten-men in the 57th minute.

The Blues continued to push forward in search of the equalizer, but Ozone capitalized on their one-man advantage to hold on to their narrow lead and seal a win. The result meant that BFC ‘B’ stay second in the standings with 13 points from seven games as Ozone clinched the title with 30 points.