Monday, February 20, 2012

Performance analysis - KGF Academy in I-League II Division Qualifiers

As the I-League II Division Qualifiers comes to the penultimate day and the qualifiers are almost decided, let’s take a look at the performance of the only Bangalore connection this time, KGF Academy. 

KGF Academy might have failed to qualify this time, but they ended their campaign on a high note, especially, after losing first four rounds on a trot.

Coach Raman Vijayan always maintained that his boys were losing, despite of being a better side on the ground. The coach said, "Team is playing well, but we're missing chances, and at the end conceding goals". 

"Everybody is praising our team, but we are losing because of lack of match exposure." added Raman.

KGF Academy lacking big-time match exposure - something I anticipated much before. Conceding late goals proved to be a serious area of concern, and that happened in two matches. 

Well, we all hoped his team will continue playing well and most importantly get some points. 


The last three matches looked a different KGF Academy, winning by big margins – 14 goals in total. Most importantly, Nigerian striker Emmanuel Okoro scoring all seven goals in the last match, making his tally to 10.

Clinical striker, Okoro, who turned out JCT few seasons back is one of the foreign players that KGF Academy have in their ranks. 

Also, Okoro, played for a super division team in Kolkata, is all praise for the KGF coach, “Very nice coach I’ve ever meet in Indian football. He is really nice to everybody, we’re like brothers and friends.” 

“With this coach, the team will can go very far”, adds the Nigerian.

Here’s their I-League II Division campaign for 2011-12:
  • R1: KGF Academy (Stephen–36') 1 lost to Mohammedan Sporting, Kolkata 4 (Stanley Cyprian–30', Sankar Sil–34', Surabuddin Mullick–54', Alfred K Jaryan–57')
  • R2: KGF Academy 0 lost to Simla Youngs, New Delhi 1 (89'-Junya Kato)
  • R3: KGF Academy 0 V lost to s Vasco, Goa 3 (Andrew Igago 14', Gerose Oliveria 31', Esha Alihah 77')
  • R4: KGF Academy 0 lost to Langsing Sports Club, Meghalaya 1 (Yinka Joel Sunday-22')
  • R5: KGF Academy 4 (Stephen-3', Emmanuel Okoro-6', 55', Murugappan-67') defeated Golden Threads, Kerala 2 (Arun KJ-59', Jimmy Abraham-89')
  • R6: KGF Academy 3 (Emmanuel Okoro-39', Amoes-41', Monday Ugboji-81') defeated PIFA Colaba, Mumbai 1 (Nagesha Swamy-44')
  • R7: KGF Academy 7 (Emmanuel Okoro-8', 23', 26', 43', 45', 47', 67') defeated Luangmual, Mizoram 1 (H Lalthangliana-10')

Year-wise performance of KGF Academy

Year
Pl
W
D
L
GD
P
Position
2009-10*
6
2
3
1
+4
9
3/7
2010-11*
6
1
0
5
-16
3
6/7
2011-12
7
3
0
4
+2
9
4/8

*Team played as BEML in the 2010-11 and 2009-10 season.