Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Former international footballer Abdul Latif passes away

Abdul Latif, 75,  former Mysore state player expired yesterday morning at Guwahati. Latif played for several Bangalore-based clubs like, Bangalore Muslims, Binny, HAL in the 60s before moving out to Kolkata, turning up for teams like Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting, and finally settling down at Guwahati.

Latif played in the midfield position and represented India in the 1970 Asian Games,  where the team had won bronze medal.

Latif was admitted at  GMCH owing to heart ailment and had a massive stroke.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Ulaganathan nominated for Banglar Gourab from the Government of West Bengal

Football icon, star of Kolkata Maidan during the 70’s and early 80s, Bengaluru very own Ulaganathan Narayanaswamy has been nominated for this year’s Banglar Gourab award for his excellent performance in Football and his invaluable contribution in the field of sports. 

Mamata Banerjee, Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal will confer this award to once Maidan’s darling Ulaga tomorrow, Friday, March 13 at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. 

Narayanaswamy Ulaganathan ascended from the by lanes of Gowthampuram to the Mecca of football in the early 70’s. He carried forward the legacy of Kannan and Arumayanaigam with √©lan and ended up playing for all three big clubs of Calcutta.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sabitra Bhandari double inspires Gokulam Kerala to Hero IWL final

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Gokulam Kerala FC reached the Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) final with a stunning 3-0 win in the second semi-final, dethroning defending champions Sethu FC at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Monday (February 10, 2020). 

Manisha Kalyan broke the deadlock with a brilliant free-kick before Sabitra Bhandari added the second a minute before half-time. The Nepal international rubberstamped Gokulam’s place in the final by adding a third goal late in the second half.  

Gokulam Kerala are now set to play their maiden IWL final, where they will be taking on Manipur’s KRYPHSA FC. 

The Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) final between KRYPHSA FC (Manipur) and Gokulam Kerala (Kerala) will take place on Friday (14 February, 2020) at the Bangalore Football Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 2:00 PM IST.

Ratanbala brace helps KRYPHSA reach Hero IWL final

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Manipur-based Kangchup Road Young Physical and Sports Association (KRYPHSA) FC reached their maiden Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) final after a 3-1 win over Mumbai’s Kenkre FC in the first semi-final at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Monday (February 10, 2020). 

Ratanbala Devi scored a brace to fire KRYPHSA into a 2-0 lead before Jyoti pulled one back in stunning fashion for Kenkre. Roja Devi added Kryphsa’s third in the second half, which served as an insurance goal to see them through. 

Ratanbala Devi was adjudged to be the Hero of the Match for her match-winning brace.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Kenkre enter Hero IWL semifinal with win over BUFC, Sandhiya's four-goal haul takes Sethu too to semis

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Kenkre FC booked their place in the semi-finals of the 4th Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) after registering a 2-1 win over local outfit BUFC in their final Group B fixture at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Thursday (February 06, 2020).

Kenkre’s Asha Kumari opened the scoring before Techi Akung doubled their advantage. Amulya Kamal pulled one back for Bangalore, but that served as nothing more than a consolation. 

Earlier today, defending champions Sethu FC too confirmed their place in the semifinals in style after registering a dominant 6-0 victory over Baroda Football Academy.

Sethu’s Sandhiya had a clinical afternoon in front of goal, bagging four, with Amsavalli and Karthika adding the remaining two.