Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bengaluru FC announce squad for Puttaiah Memorial Cup

Bengaluru FC Media 

Newly appointed Blues’ Head of Youth Development Jan van Loon will lead the Bengaluru FC ‘B’ side set to take part in the Puttaiah Memorial Cup, scheduled to take place in two Zones, the club announced on Tuesday. 

Bengaluru FC B will face Kodagu FC in their opening encounter on Thursday, August 11th, with matches scheduled to take place at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Ashok Nagar.

“The Puttaiah Memorial Cup has always been a special trophy for the club and we look forward to giving our best in order to bring the trophy home. The boys have been training well and I can’t wait to see them showcase what we’ve been working on in the tournament,” said Van Loon, ahead of his side’s opening match.

The squad features new signings Clarence Fernandes, Felixson Fernandes and Ankith P, who also featured in the Premier League NextGen Cup that was held in the UK, late last month. Karnataka’s own Sudheer Kotikala will also feature in Jan van Loon’s side in the Puttaiah Memorial Cup. The Blue Colts’ defender Robin Yadav will captain the Blue Colts for the tournament. 

“We’ve been tracking the progress of the boys in training, and things are looking very positive. They’re working hard as a team and everyone is fighting for a spot in the starting XI. This squad is a mix of young and experienced players, and we’re looking forward to seeing them working together,” said Kaizad Ambapardiwalla, Assistant Coach of Bengaluru FC B.

Following the opener against Kodagu FC, scheduled for 4 pm, the Blue Colts will face Roots FC on August 13th and Kickstart FC on August 15th. 


Goalkeepers: Athul Raj, Dipesh Chauhan, Sharon Padattil

Defenders: Tomthingganba Meitei, Vanlaltleipuia, Oinam Ronex, Ashik Adhikari, Clarence Fernandes, Rajanbir Singh, Felixson Fernandes, Robin Yadav

Midfielders: Bankit Diengdoh, Abu Swalih, F Lalhminngchhuanga, Lalremtluanga Fanai, Bekey Oram, Damaitphang Lyngdoh, Amay Morajkar, Shighil NS, Kamalesh Palanisamy, Edwin Rossario, Ajay Chhetri, Vinith V

Forwards: Ankith Padmanabhan, Lalpekhlua, Basudev CM, Monirul Molla, Akashdeep Singh, Thoi Singh, Sudheer Kotikala

Eagles, ASC make winning start in Puttaiah Memorial

Bangalore football season kick-started with Puttaiah Memorial today with Bangalore Eagles taking the initial honours against Dream United. Both teams are  placed in Zone A, Playing in Bangalore Football Stadium, Eagles won the game 2-1. 

Earlier, Saravanan, former international footballer, and Dr.S L Anthony, Chairman, BDFA inaugurated the tournament. 

The other Zone A game of the day was a derby of sorts between two army teams – ASC defeated MEG from a Niraj Singh goal in the 77th minute of the game. 

Tomorrow’s game will see two powerhouse teams Kickstart and Bengaluru FC on the pitch. The former will take on debutants Roots FC while the later will be playing against Kodagu FC. 

Result - Zone B

  • Bangalore Eagles FC 2 (Britto Carlos-55’, Parikram Borah-76’) Vs Dream United FC 1 (Sachidananda S-75’)
  • ASC 1 (Wahengbam Niraj Singh - 77) Vs MEG 0

August  11, 2022 - Zone B

  • 2 PM: Kickstart FC Vs Roots FC
  • 4 PM: Bengaluru FC Vs Kodagu FC


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Roots FC to make debut in BDFA Super Division League

With thirteen years of existence, Roots Football School, one of the premier football academies in the Garden City is advancing up as a senior team in city’s premier football division. 

There are very few opportunities for footballers in the age group of 18 to 22 unless one makes it to I-League or ISL. Keeping few fundamental beliefs in place to take a bottom-up approach aiming Karnataka football forward and the youth of Karnataka deserving a genuine shot at a big league, Roots management has decided to launch a team for the BDFA Super Division. 

Roots Football academy has grown from six trainees and two coaches at a single centre in 2009, to 25 coaches and 1,500+ kids at 12 centres all around Bengaluru. 

More than participating in the BDFA Super Division League, Roots Football Club is setting on to provide a platform for the big take-off for young footballers from the state. With team’s average age being 21.2 years, the squad boasts of 21 players from Karnataka. The team is coached by Srikanth Rajan and assisted by Sunil Kurup, both AFC B License holders who are confident of displaying an entertaining possession-based football. 

Roots FC has made a fair bit of progress in promoting women’s soccer. Their women’s programme started two years ago, and the team has qualified for the Women’s Super-Division this season. The women’s team is coached by Arokianath Robin.

Srikanth Rajan (Coach, Men’s team), Bappaditya Bhattacharjee (co-founder), Dr. SL Anthony (Chairman, BDFA), M Satyanarayan (General Secretary, KSFA), Jessica Thomas (Captain, Women’s team), Nikhil Gopal (Captain, Men’s team), Amit Chacko Thomas  (Co-founder), Arokianath Robin (Coach, Women’s team) 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Puttaiah Memorial to kick-off 2022-23 Bangalore football season

Bangalore football season for 2022-23 set to kick-off with Puttaiah Memorial tournament, a league-cum-knockout Cup format played between the Super Division teams. This will be followed by the elite BDFA Super Division League. 

Puttaiah Memorial, which will commence from August 10 will be played between 8 teams at Bangalore Football Stadium. 4 teams are placed in 2 groups, with top 2 teams making to the knock-out stage. 

MEG, ASC, Dream United, and Bangalore Eagles are placed in Zone A and new entrant Roots FC, Kickstart FC, Bengaluru FC, and Kodagu FC are grouped in Zone B. 


  • Aug 10, 2022, 2 PM: Bangalore Eagles FC Vs Dream United
  • Aug 10, 2022, 4 PM: MEG Vs ASC
  • Aug 11, 2022, 2 PM: Kickstart FC Vs Roots FC
  • Aug 11, 2022, 4 PM: Bengaluru FC Vs Kodagu FC
  • Aug 12, 2022, 2 PM: MEG Vs Bangalore Eagles FC
  • Aug 12, 2022, 4 PM: Dream United Vs ASC
  • Aug 13, 2022, 2 PM: Kodagu FC Vs Kickstart FC
  • Aug 13, 2022, 4 PM: Bengaluru FC Vs Roots FC
  • Aug 14, 2022, 2 PM: MEG Vs Dream United
  • Aug 14, 2022, 4 PM: ASC Vs Bangalore Eagles FC
  • Aug 15, 2022, 2 PM: Roots FC Vs Kodagu FC
  • Aug 15, 2022, 4 PM: Kickstart FC Vs Bengaluru FC
  • Aug 17, 2022, 2 PM, Semi final I: Zone A winner Vs Zone B runner up
  • Aug 17, 2022, 4 PM, Semi final II: Zone B winner Vs Zone A runner up
  • Aug 19, 2022, 2 PM, Fina: lSemi final I winner Vs Semi final II winner

Thursday, July 28, 2022

South United appoints Anju Turambekar as its Technical Director

South United Media 

With the 22-23 football season upon us, South United Football Club has appointed Anju Turambekar as its Technical Director. Hailing from Kolhapur, Anju is India’s youngest woman AFC ‘A’ license holder who also pioneered the AIFF Grassroots Development Programme in the country and the Mission XI Million Programme introduced before the FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by India in 2017.

South United has recently launched its state-of-the-art Football Club in the heart of Bangalore, which includes all-weather 11-a-side, 6-a-side, and 3-a-side turfs, all within the same facility. SUFC has Elite Youth Teams in the Under 13, Under 15, and Under 18 categories, which will also compete in the AIFF Youth Leagues, along with its Senior Team, which has participated in the I-League 2nd Division.

South United, through its Club and Academy, is creating a more integrated community for football in Bangalore. The idea behind the South United Ecosystem is to generate a free-flowing system that has a constant supply of talent, guidance, and employment, heralding a new generation of sports in the country.