Friday, September 12, 2014

Amateur Football League final this Sunday

All you football lovers, spend you Sunday evening with an exciting final round clash of The Amateur Football League played between title contenders Horizons FC and Sunday FC, both team comprising of talented footballers from BDFA Super Division teams. 

A total of 12 teams participated in this 11-side tourney, also present in the final day event will be the Bengaluru FC head coach Ashley Westwood, who too played this tourney with another team. 

Matches are played at 3 pm, BGS International School, off Mysore rd. Bangalore. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

HAL failed to register a team for the current season

Sometime back we reported that the once football powerhouse of South India, HAL, is dying a slow death (http://www.gcsstars.com/2014/06/football-in-hal-is-dying-slow-death.html). 
Little did we realized that that it would happen anytime soon! 

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Sports Club (HASC), which manages the sports wing of this government institute, could not prepare football team for this season. The primary reason may be attributed to a vigilance-related issue. 

A close source reported that, fund misappropriation to the tune of crores has been surfaced. Apparently, there’s no account for expenses incurred between 2010 till date. 



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Football teams get go ahead for Incheon Asian Games; Shankar and Amoolya makes to their respective teams

AIFF Media  


Asian Games bound India Men’s and Women’s Football contingents, presently in Shanghai, China on Tuesday (September 9) got the all-important go ahead from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs who cleared the Team at no cost to All India Football Federation. 

Meanwhile, the final list of Players who would be boarding the flight to Incheon have also been named by both Men’s and Women’s coaches Wim Koevermans and Tarun Roy respectively. 

Dempo’s Alwyn George, Pune FC duo Salam Ranjan Singh and Dhanpal Ganesh; and Sporting Clube De Goa’s Rowlin Borges failed to make the cut for the Asian Games for the U-23 India Men’s side. 

On the other hand, Supriya Routray, Indumathi, Jyoti Ann Burrett and Rinaroy Devi  won’t be travelling to Incheon along with the Indian Women’s squad.
Clubbed with Group A alongside hosts South Korea, Maldives and Thailand, the Indian Women play their first Group League match against Maldives on September 14. The other matches are against South Korea on September 17 and Thailand on September 19. 

The U-23 Men on the other hand have taken the might of last Games’ silver medalists United Arab Emirates in their first Group League match on September 15 while their last match in the Group is against Jordan on September 22. 


Men’s Squad 

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Ravi Kumar, Kamaljit Singh.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Keenan Almeida, Joyner Lourenco, Shankar Sampingiraj, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das.
Midfielders: Pronoy Halder, Clifton Dias, Siam Hangal, Lalrindika Ralte, Milan Singh.
Forwards: Francis Fernandes (Senior Player), Seiminlen Doungel, Sunil Chhetri (Senior Player), Robin Singh (Senior Player), Haokip Thongkoshim, Mandar Rao Desai. 

Women’s Squad

Goalkeepers: Okram Roshni Devi, Aditi Chauhan, Pushpa Tirkey
Defenders: Ashem Romi Devi, Ashalata Devi, Tuli Goon, Radharani Devi, Suprava Samal, Upamati Devi
Midfielders: Premi Devi, Amoolya Kamal, Mandakini Devi, Oinam Bembem Devi, Kamala Devi.
Forwards: Sasmita Malik, Prameshwori Devi, Dangmei Grace, Bala Devi 



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Government Sports School lifts Coca Cola U-14 tourney

Government Sports School, Vidyanagar won the Coca Cola U-14 football tournament by defeating Roots Sports 1-0. In a keenly contested match, Dilp Gowda scored the only goal in the 40th minute. 

Earlier, in the semis, Government Sports School got the better of Stadium Soccer School and Roots Sports defeated Jain international School, Kanakaapura Road.  

The tournament kicked off on Sunday, August 24. In-spite of BDFA trying to reach out the maximum number schools at Taluka-level, several schools remained absent owing to examination. Finally 16 teams turned up for the tournament played in a knock-out format of 25 minutes each half. 

Keeping Sub-Junior Nationals in mind, the state football association deputed spotters. Selected players will be representing Karnataka in the u-14 nationals. 

Semi finals

  • Government Sports School, Vidyanagar 3 (Srikanth-18’, Tarunkumar-32’, Brijesh M-40’) Vs Stadium Soccer School 0 
  • Roots Sports 3 (Fauzil-14', 37', Rudra-23') Vs Jain International School, Kanakapura Raod 0


Final 

  • Government Sports School, Vidyanagar 1 (Dilp Gowada-40’) Vs Roots Sports 0



Monday, August 25, 2014

Kalyani Group - Second I-League team from Pune

Members of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Bid Evaluation Committee met at the AIFF Headquarters in Football House on Monday (August 25, 2014) to take a call on the proposed bids for the upcoming I-League 2014/15 season onwards.

The committee accepted the bid of the Kalyani Group to participate in 2014-15 I-League which commences from January 17, 2015.

The corporate giant will be fielding their team from their base in Pune. The premier league competition of the country will now comprise of 11 teams.