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IFA SAHARA CFL PREMIER LEAGUE 2013-14 PLAYER REGISTRATION AT IFA AS On 29.07.2013
Scored 16 goals in 2012/13 I-League : (Against) 2 goals - United Sikkin, Dempo SC, United SC, Mumbai FC, Air India. 1 goal - Air India, United Sikkim, Mohun Bagan, Dempo Sc, Ongc, Pailan Arrows. Socre in both leg against same team : Air India, United Sikkim Got Man of the Match Awards: Round 7 - Vs United Sikkim Round 11 - Vs Dempo SC Round 20 - Vs Mumbai FC Round 25 - Vs Air India.
PIC : AIFF MEDIA
JAYDIP DASGUPTA : 06.07.2013 : The Spanish football club, FC Barcelona came in the records recently as they had earned 100 points from 38 matches in the La Liga 2012-13 to win the league and thir arch rival Real Madrid also have the identical record. But the same 100 points record done in an Asian league four years before that record, but it was not highlighted so much as that happened in a 2nd Division League.
Sanfrecce Horishima, that year, a team of J-League 2nd division in Japan created an impressive record of earning 100 points in 24 matches in the year 2008-09 and promoted to play in the 1st division of J-League next year. Sanfrecce Horishima had a young Japane midfielder in jersey number 23 then. On the 2nd August 2013, that Japanese midfielder will going to celebrate his 24th birthday in the city of joy - Kolkata. Who is the midfielder ? Can you guess ?.
He is Katsumi Yusa, the man who will be dawning the jersey number 10 of the Mariners in 2013-14 season.
In 2007-08 Katsumi had participated in total three matches for his team Sanfrecce Horishima. He played his one in 1st Division League match against Gamba Osaka. The match ended in a 2-2 draw and other two matches he played in J-LEAGUE CUP where his team Sanfrecce Horishima won agaist Gamba Osaka by a margin of 1-0 and in the identical margin against Kashima Anthles. But finally Sanfrecce Horishima relegated in the 2nd division of J-LAGUE.
In March 2009 Katsumi decided to participate in the regional league for Zweigen Kanazawa, where Jersey no 28 midfielder Yusa had played 8 matches without any score and return to his old club Sanfrecce Horishima in August. In 2009 September, Katsumi signed for the J-League 2nd division club FC Gifu Reserve, but loaned to january 2010 to Paraguayan 2nd Division team Intermedia side San Lorenzo. Though the term was very short there. Katsumi participated only in a match and scored a goal to make the score 3-2 in his team's favor against Cerro PorteNo de Franco.
In 2011 during the second window Katsumi Yusa decided to join the I- League club in India ONGC. Katsumi scored his first goal against HAL in the I League where his team won by a margin of 4-0. In 2010-2011 I-League season ONGC stood 13th place in league table and relegated in the 2nd division but promoted themselves once again in the year 2012-13.
In 2012-13 I-League season Katsumi had scored 6 goals in 25 Matches including the last minute winning goal against East Bengal.
Karsumi's impressive performance in the Indian soil in the last two years made the officials of Kolkata to offer him in the coming season. The Japanese midfielder was offered by the arch rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, but Katsumi decided to join the Mariners for the year 2013-14. He is the Second Japanese midfielder in India after Reuji Seuoka who has already signed for East Bengal. He will now play against his native friend in the next season.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Round 3 against United SC.
Round 4 against Air India
Round 15 - Against East Bengal
Round 16 - Against Salgaocar
2 GOALS - SHILLONG LAJONG
1 GOAL - MUMBAI FC, AIR INDIA, PUNE FC, EAST BENGAL
RED CARD - AGAINST MUMBAI FC.