Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fixture & Points Table - KSFA Youth League U15

Round 3
Round 1 
  1. Sat, 03-08-2019, 10:30 AM - Bangalore Youth Football League 1 Vs Raman Sports Academy 1
  2. Sun, 04-08-2019, 2.30 PM - Boca Juniors 4 Vs JASE 2
  3. Thu, 08-08-2019, 7.00 pm - FC Bengaluru United 3 Vs Kickstart FC 2  
  4. Fri, 09-08-2019, 7.00 pm - Bengaluru FC 0 Vs Roots Football Academy 8
  5. Sun, 11-08-2019, 7.30 pm - Football Academy of Bangalore 9 Vs IFF 0

Round 2
  1. Sat, 10-08-2019, 10:30 AM – JASE 4 Vs Bengaluru FC 1
  2. Sat, 10-08-2019, 2:30 PM – Kickstart FC 0 Vs Bangalore Youth Football League 3
  3. Thu, 15-08-2019, 10:30 AM – Raman Sports Academy 0 Vs Roots Football Academy 0
  4. Thu, 15-08-2019, 2:30 PM – IFF 1 Vs FC Bengaluru United 1 
  5. Thu, 15-08-2019, 5:45 PM – Football Academy of Bangalore 2 Vs Boca Jr. Football School 2

Round 3
  1. Sat, 17-08-2019, 10:30 AM - Roots Football Academy 8 Vs Kickstart FC 0
  2. Sat, 17-08-2019, 2:30 PM - Bangalore Youth Football League 2 Vs JASE 0
  3. Sun, 18-08-2019, 10:30 AM - IFF 5 Vs Bengaluru FC 0 
  4. Sun, 18-08-2019, 2:30 PM - Football Academy of Bangalore (W/O) Vs FC Bengaluru United 0
  5. Sun, 18-08-2019, 5:45 PM - Boca Jr. Football School 3 Vs Raman Sports Academy 3 

Round 4
  1. Sat, 24-08-2019, 10:30 AM - Roots Football Academy Vs JASE
  2. Sat, 24-08-2019, 2:30 PM – IFF Vs Bangalore Youth Football League
  3. Sun, 25-08-2019, 10:30 AM – Boca Jr. Football School Vs FC Bengaluru United
  4. Sun, 25-08-2019, 2:30 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs Kickstart FC
  5. Sun, 25-08-2019, 5:45 PM – Bengaluru FC Vs Football Academy of Bangalore

Round 5
  1. Sat, 31-08-2019, 10:30 AM - Roots Football Academy Vs FC Bengaluru United
  2. Sat, 31-08-2019, 2:30 PM - Kickstart FC Vs Boca Jr. Football School
  3. Sun, 1-09-2019, 10:30 AM - Bengaluru FC Vs Bangalore Youth Football League
  4. Sun, 1-09-2019, 2:30 PM – JASE Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
  5. Sun, 1-09-2019, 5:45 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs IFF

Round 6
  1. Sat, 7-09-2019, 10:30 AM - Bangalore Youth Football League Vs Boca Jr. Football School
  2. Sat, 7-09-2019, 2:30 PM - FC Bengaluru United Vs Bengaluru FC
  3. Sun, 8-09-2019, 10:30 AM – JASE Vs Raman Sports Academy
  4. Sun, 8-09-2019, 2:30 PM – Kickstart FC Vs IFF
  5. Sun, 8-09-2019, 5:45 PM – Football Academy of Bangalore Vs Roots Football Academy 


Round 7
  1. Wed, 11-09-2019, 7:00 PM - FC Bengaluru United Vs Bangalore Youth Football League
  2. Sat, 14-09-2019, 10:30 AM – JASE Vs IFF
  3. Sat, 14-09-2019, 2:30 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs Bengaluru FC
  4. Sun, 15-09-2019, 2:30 PM – Kickstart FC Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
  5. Sun, 15-09-2019, 5:45 PM – Roots Football Academy Vs Boca Jr. Football School

Round 8
  1. Sat, 21-09-2019, 10:30 AM - FC Bengaluru United Vs JASE 
  2. Sat, 21-09-2019, 2:30 PM - Bengaluru FC Vs Kickstart FC
  3. Sun, 22-09-2019, 10:30 AM – Bangalore Youth Football League Vs Roots Football Academy
  4. Sun, 22-09-2019, 2:30 PM – Football Academy of Bangalore Vs Raman Sports Academy
  5. Sun, 22-09-2019, 5:45 PM – IFF Vs Boca Jr. Football School

Round 9
  1. Sat, 28-09-2019, 10:30 AM – Kickstart FC Vs JASE
  2. Sat, 28-09-2019, 2:30 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs FC Bengaluru United
  3. Sun, 29-09-2019, 10:30 AM – Bangalore Youth Football League Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
  4. Sun, 29-09-2019, 2:30 PM – Boca Jr. Football School Vs Bengaluru FC
  5. Sun, 29-09-2019, 4:45 PM – IFF Vs Roots Football Academy





Fixture & Points Table - KSFA Youth League U13

Round 3

Round 1
  1. Sat, 03-08-2019, 9:00 AM - Bangalore Youth Football League 3 Vs Raman Sports Academy 0
  2. Sun, 04-08-2019, 12.30 PM - Boca Jr. Football School 1 Vs JASE 2
  3. Thu, 08-08-2019, 5.30 pm - FC Bengaluru United 4 Vs Kickstart FC 2
  4. Fri, 09-08-2019, 5.30 pm - Bengaluru FC 0 Vs Roots Football Academy 11
  5. Sun, 11-08-2019, 5.30 pm - Football Academy of Bangalore 14 Vs IFF 0 

Round 2
  1. Sat, 10-08-2019, 9:00 AM - JASE 9 Vs Bengaluru FC 0
  2. Sat, 10-08-2019, 12:30 PM – Kickstart FC 1 Vs Bangalore Youth Football League 2
  3. Thu, 15-08-2019, 9:00 AM – Raman Sports Academy 0 Vs Roots Football Academy 0
  4. Thu, 15-08-2019, 12:30 PM – IFF 0 Vs FC Bengaluru United 12
  5. Thu, 15-08-2019, 4:20 PM – Football Academy of Bangalore 1 Vs Boca Jr. Football School 0
Round 3
  1. Sat, 17-08-2019, 9:00 AM - Roots Football Academy 1 Vs Kickstart FC 0
  2. Sat, 17-08-2019, 2:30 PM - Bangalore Youth Football League 3 Vs JASE 2
  3. Sun, 18-08-2019, 9:00 AM - IFF 1 Vs Bengaluru FC 1
  4. Sun, 18-08-2019, 12:30 PM - Football Academy of Bangalore 3 Vs FC Bengaluru United 0 
  5. Sun, 18-08-2019, 4:20 PM - Boca Jr. Football School 5 Vs Raman Sports Academy 0 

Round 4
  1. Sat, 24-08-2019, 9:00 AM - Roots Football Academy Vs JASE
  2. Sat, 24-08-2019, 12:30 PM – IFF Vs Bangalore Youth Football League
  3. Sun, 25-08-2019, 9:00 AM – Boca Jr. Football School Vs FC Bengaluru United
  4. Sun, 25-08-2019, 12:30 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs Kickstart FC
  5. Sun, 25-08-2019, 4:20 PM – Bengaluru FC Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
Round 5 
  1. Sat, 31-08-2019, 9:00 AM - Roots Football Academy Vs FC Bengaluru United
  2. Sat, 31-08-2019, 12:30 PM - Kickstart FC Vs Boca Jr. Football School
  3. Sun, 1-09-2019, 9:00 AM - Bengaluru FC Vs Bangalore Youth Football League
  4. Sun, 1-09-2019, 12:30 PM – JASE Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
  5. Sun, 1-09-2019, 4:20 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs IFF

Round 6
  1. Sat, 7-09-2019, 9:00 AM - Bangalore Youth Football League Vs Boca Jr. Football School
  2. Sat, 7-09-2019, 12:30 PM - FC Bengaluru United Vs Bengaluru FC
  3. Sun, 8-09-2019, 9:00 AM – JASE Vs Raman Sports Academy
  4. Sun, 8-09-2019, 12:30 PM – Kickstart FC Vs IFF
  5. Sun, 8-09-2019, 4:20 PM – Football Academy of Bangalore Vs Roots Football Academy 

Round 7 
  1. Wed, 11-09-2019, 5:30 PM - FC Bengaluru United Vs Bangalore Youth Football League
  2. Sat, 14-09-2019, 9:00 AM – JASE Vs IFF
  3. Sat, 14-09-2019, 12:30 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs Bengaluru FC
  4. Sun, 15-09-2019, 12:30 PM – Kickstart FC Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
  5. Sun, 15-09-2019, 4:20 PM – Roots Football Academy Vs Boca Jr. Football School

Round 8 
  1. Sat, 21-09-2019, 9:00 AM - FC Bengaluru United Vs JASE 
  2. Sat, 21-09-2019, 12:30 PM - Bengaluru FC Vs Kickstart FC
  3. Sun, 22-09-2019, 9:00 AM – Bangalore Youth Football League Vs Roots Football Academy
  4. Sun, 22-09-2019, 12:30 PM – Football Academy of Bangalore Vs Raman Sports Academy
  5. Sun, 22-09-2019, 4:20 PM – IFF Vs Boca Jr. Football School
Round 9 
  1. Sat, 28-09-2019, 9:00 AM – Kickstart FC Vs JASE
  2. Sat, 28-09-2019, 12:30 PM – Raman Sports Academy Vs FC Bengaluru United
  3. Sun, 29-09-2019, 9:00 AM – Bangalore Youth Football League Vs Football Academy of Bangalore
  4. Sun, 29-09-2019, 12:30 PM – Boca Jr. Football School Vs Bengaluru FC
  5. Sun, 29-09-2019, 2:30 PM – IFF Vs Roots Football Academy 



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

KSFA Youth Premier League 2019

Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) kicked off the inaugural KSFA Youth Premier League, an inter-academy football tournament for under 13 and 15 age group, last Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Bangalore Football Stadium. 

With Bengaluru being a hub of youth development and the city-based youth teams doing reasonably well at national level, a proper city/state league was much needed. 

This league is approved by AIFF and consists of 10 teams playing in two categories played on weekends and public holidays, and will go on till September. This league will be played in Round Robin format, where each team would be playing 9 round of games. 


Here’re the participating teams: 

  1. Bangalore Youth Football League
  2. Raman Sports Academy 
  3. Boca Juniors 
  4. Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence (JASE)
  5. FC Bengaluru United
  6. Kickstart FC
  7. Bengaluru FC 
  8. Roots Football School
  9. Football Academy of Bangalore
  10. IFF


Monday, August 5, 2019

Durand Cup: Bengaluru held to 1-1 draw by Army Red in opener

Bengaluru FC Media

Bengaluru FC came back from a goal down to play out a thrilling 1-1 draw with Army Red in their Durand Cup opener at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Monday. New signing Suresh Wangjam (81st) netted from the penalty spot late in the second half to cancel Liton Shil’s (45+4’) opener for Army Red.

The point meant Bengaluru FC moved up to second on the table behind leaders East Bengal (3 pts) and ahead of Army Red (1 pt) in Group A.

Naushad Moosa opted to start all of his seven first-team players with Aditya Patra in goal, Gursimrat Singh Gill, Sairuat Kima and Parag Shrivas in defence, Ajay Chhetri and Suresh Wangjam in the midfield and Edmund Lalrindika leading the attack.

In what turned out to be a game of equal exchanges, it was the Blue Colts who dominated majority of the proceedings in the first half. After a couple of close chances that fell for striker Edmund in the opening quarter, the Blues almost took the lead in the 22nd minute. Medio Biswa Darjee unleashed a powerful left-footer from 25-yards out which came off the crossbar after a spell of dominant play in the rival half.

With the Blue Colts controlling possession for longer periods, the Army Red side banked on frequent counter attacks. Patra pulled off a wonderful save when he denied rival skipper Suresh Meitei from point blank range in the 38th minute when the Army man was left unmarked in the BFC box.

Despite their dominance, the Blue Colts conceded right at the stroke of half time when attacker Liton Shil struck in the fourth minute of injury time. Defender Sunil B created space on the left flank, before sending in a low cross into the box to find Liton who scored on the slide, past a helpless Patra.

Being a goal down, Moosa decided to make his first change sending on midfielder Emanuel L in place of Chhetri as he looked to add more attacking threat.

While both sides continued to attack either goal fiercely, it was Bengaluru who finally pulled level in the 81st minute. Defender Namgyal Bhutia was brought down in the rival box by substitute Alwin E and the referee pointed to the spot. Suresh stepped up and calmly slotted the spot kick home to level scores in what was his first appearance in a Blue shirt.

Bengaluru had a great chance to kill the game in the 85th minute when Suresh set on a counter down the right. The midfielder with enough space to shoot, decided to pass it to substitute Advait Shinde instead, who also had made a run in the box, but ended up wasting the opportunity with the rival defence intercepting the ball.

Suresh had another chance in the dying moments of the game, when on another counter, he picked up the ball from Advait outside the box before firing it just wide of the upright as the game ended 1-1.

Bengaluru FC play their second game against East Bengal at the Salt Lake Stadium on August 14th.



Bengaluru kick off Durand Cup campaign against Army Red

Bengaluru FC Media

Bengaluru FC will kick-off their campaign in the 129th edition of the prestigious Durand Cup against Army Red at the Salt Lake Stadium, in Kolkata today. The oldest football competition in Asia will be played in the City of Joy for the first time ever and the Blues make their second appearance in the competition after making the semifinals back in 2014.

While the Durand Cup will kick off a tough season for the new-look Colts side under Naushad Moosa, the tournament will also provide a learning experience to the young members in the squad. “We are playing in a prestigious tournament. The boys are aware of the opportunity they have got to perform at this level, and with a team like East Bengal in our group they will be tested thoroughly. It’s great to have this competition at the beginning of the season where I can test my team’s strength,” said Moosa on the eve of the clash. 

The Blue Colts regrouped in the third week of July and have been training in Bengaluru for a few weeks now. Talking about the preparations, Moosa added, “We played two friendly games against Army Green and South United and I must say that the boys have adapted quite well and have been playing to our plan. This year, we have a very young squad which is technically very good. With the addition of a few first team players we get some experience in the squad as well as the youngsters get that extra motivation.” 

Army Red suffered a 2-0 loss to East Bengal in the opener and while this is a must-win game for the servicemen, it will be crucial for the Blues as well who need to get a result considering that only one team makes it out of the group. “We have an eight-day gap after our first game against Army Red. So, it’s important to get a positive result in the opener. Army Red suffered a tough loss against East Bengal so they will be looking to bounce back. We need to be alert in this game and make sure to give our best.” 

On the team news front, Army Red will be missing services of goalkeeper M. Shanoos who was sent off in the Group-A opener against East Bengal. Meanwhile, the Blues have named seven first team players in the squad including Aditya Patra, Parag Shrivas, Gursimrat Singh Gill, Sairuat Kima, Ajay Chhetri, Suresh Wangjam and Edmund Lalrindika. 

The game kicks off at 3.00 pm on Monday and will be streamed live on AddaTimes. 

Group A fixtures


  • Aug 5: vs Army Red - 3.00 PM - Salt Lake Stadium
  • Aug 14: vs Bengaluru FC - 6.00 PM - Salt Lake Stadium
  • Aug 17: vs Jamshedpur FC - 3.00 PM - Salt Lake Stadium

Team

Goalkeepers: Aditya Patra, Dipesh Chauhan
Defenders: Likmabam Rakesh, FC Lalhmunmawia, Laishain Johnson Singh, Namgyal Bhutia, Rakesh Oram, Parag Shrivas, Gursimrat Singh Gill, Sairuat Kima
Midfielders: Damaitphang Lyngdoh, Fredy Chawngthansanga, Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha, Naorem Roshan Singh, Biswa Darjee, Advait Shinde, Bekey Oram, Ajay Chhetri, Suresh Wangjam
Forwards: Edmund Lalrindika, Akashdeep Singh, Leon Augustine