Monday, September 23, 2019

BDFA 'B' Division Knockout Tournament 2019-20

Bangalore District Football Association (BDFA) kicks-off new the football season 2019-20 with the commencement of 'B' Division knockout tourney. 

This Knockout Tournament is surfacing after a brief hiatus. Last time the tournament was held in 2014-15 season, when Young Challengers was crowned winners after defeating Bangalore Mars in the final. 

Nine teams who are part of 'B' Division this season are playing this tournament. The first game will be played today with RS Sports and HAL at the Bangalore Football Stadium. 

Participating Teams
  • Md.Sporting 
  • Bangalore Mars 
  • RS Sports
  • HAL 
  • Vehicles 
  • Friends United 
  • Blitz FC
  • Rebels FC
  • Tilak Memorial 
Round 1 

  • 23/09/2019: RS Sports 0 Vs HAL 4 (Islam (2), Dhruv, Narendra) 
  • 24/09/2019: Friends United 1 ( Dhanu-16') Vs Vehicles 0 
  • 24/09/2019: Rebels FC 1 (Savi-9') 4 (tie-breaker - Manas, Shorabh, Rishab sudden death - Girish ) Vs Blitz FC 1 (Sagar-27'3 (tie-breaker - Abhinav, Mayur Ranjan MP)
  • 25/09/2019: Md. Sporting Vs Bangalore Mars
  • 25/09/2019: Rebels FC Vs Tilak Memorial 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

AIFF 'B' Certificate Coaching Course in Bengaluru

The Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) will be conducting its first ever AIFF 'B' Certificate Coaching Course in Bangalore from 5th November to 11th November 2019. Module 1 of the course will be held at FSV Arena. 

Apart from the AIFF fees, the budget for the AIFF 'B' Certificate Course Module 1 has been approved at Rs.15000/- including accommodation and Rs.9000/- without accommodation. The fee is exclusive of 18% GST. 

Note that the application window for the course will be open till 6th Oct ober, 2019. Interested 'C' License holders are requested to apply for the course following the link

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Karnataka qualify for the Sub-Junior National final round

Karnataka pulverized its opponent Tamil Nadu with a 8-1 win in the final group match of the South Zone qualifiers of Sub Junior National Football Championship at the Bangalore Football Stadium. 

Karnataka were leading 5-0 at the lemon break, got their goals through Chandan Biju-9’, 12’, 14', 65', Parikram Bora-23', 27', Rajat R-64’, Gautam Rajesh-90'+4’. Akil Jenson scored the lone goal for Tamil Nadu. 

With this win, Karnataka top Group A, and qualify for the final round of the Sub Junior National. Kerala have already qualified from group B.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Karnataka thrash Andhra Pradesh 6-0

Hosts Karnataka got off to a flying start with a 6-0 win over Andhra Pradesh in the South Zone Qualifiers of Hero Sub Junior National Football Championship at the Bangalore Football Stadium today evening. 

Karnataka was leading 3-0 at the lemon break, got their goals through Gautam Rajesh-6’ Chandan Biju-23’, 75’, Rajat R-57’, and skipper Aditya Kalasur-72’ (Penalty). 

Karnataka started well and scored in the 6th minute when Rajesh made the most of the Andhra goalkeeper Piyush Singh who charged out and could not get back.

Biju scored the first of his two goals when he beat Singh with a fine shot. Midfielder Bora made it 3-0 on the half hour mark when his header brushed a rival defender and went in. With the 3-0 lead the hosts took the pedal off the gas and the play was confined mostly to the midfield.

Twelve minutes after restart, Rajat earned huge cheers from a large gathering when he struck from long range. 

Two more goals within 3 minutes, the first when Gurveer Singh was brought down by the Andhra keeper and skipper Kalasur concerted the resultant penalty in the 72nd minute. The second came when Chandan Biju finished scoring his brace and Karnataka completed their 6-0 rout. 

Karnataka play their final Group A fixture against Tamil Nadu on Saturday, September 7th. In tomorrow's game, Pondicherry take on Kerala in Group B. 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

State team for South Zone Sub-junior National Qualifiers

The following players will represent Karnataka in the South Zone sub-junior national qualifiers: 

Goalkeepers: Som Kumar, Arnav Sharma 
Defenders: Pratheek Kashyap, Tanish Tamanna, Adithya Yogesh, Soumil, Chethan Reddy, Arjun, Rahul D
Midfielders: Gautham, Adithya Kalasur, Parikram Borah, Deeveshwar V V, Anant Singh, Adrian Dylan Edwin, Gurveer Singh 
Strikers: Chandan Bija, Vinith Venkatesh, Arnav Sharma Rajat Rakesh, Rounak