03 DEC

Pune FC hold Mohun Bagan in I-League home match..

Mohun Bagan I-League 2010-11 with a 1-1 upset scoreline 03.12.2010: Another disappoint day for the National Club of India as they started their I-League Campaign today with a 1-1 draw in the away match against Pune F.C. But the Maroon and Green brigade also remained unlucky to snatch the all 3 points from the home side as in two crucial occasions Bagan’s attempts were closely denied by goal post. Mohun Bagan dominated the majority ball possession in the match but finally again due to defensive error ultimately they settled for just 1 point in their opening game.

Today Mohun Bagan started with well organised manner as Chidi and Bareto were looking very much energetic from the beginning. In the early phase of the match Bagan also wasted couple of chances. But the strike came for the visitors as Snehashis Chakraborty scored a fine goal from a direct free kick. In the closing minutes of the first half Pune F.C. also came close to equalize but this time denied by the Bagan defence.

In the second half both the teams wasted number of chances. During almost in the closing time when it looks all for the visitors then quite against of the run of play the home side found the equalizer as from a corner Izumi Arata Scored the vital goal taking the advantage of the visitor’s defence.

Finally again Bagan started their I-League campaign even in this season with a very disappointing draw. Stanley Rosario must think of his defence seriously which is the main negative part of the team from the very beginning of the season. Otherwise the I-League can have turn much more difficult for Mohun Bagan.

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03/12/10: Pune FC   1 - 1   Mohun Bagan ( FT )

PFC: (Arata 82') :: MMB: (Snehasish 30')

MMB:Shilton, Kingshuk, Harpreet, Rahul, Dhanarajan, Gouranga, Manish, Barreto, Snehasish, Chidi, Muritala.

PFC : Balaji, Othello, Selwyn, Ashim (Caitano 62'), Lamine(Keita 62'), Venkatesh (Lester Fernandez 52'), Ajayan, Paresh, Gurjinder, Arata, Edmar

MAN OF THE MATCH: Chidi

Mohun Bagan unlucky not to get full 3 points, as bar came to the rescue of Pune FC twice. In injury time, Ishfaq's head was cleared from goalline.

FULL TIME: Mohun Bagan 1-1 Pune FC.

93: Ball cleared.

92: Pune earns a corner, they are putting lot of pressure.

91: 4 minutes injury time.

91: Ashim in Muritala out.

90: Goalline save by Paresh of Pune. Chidi-Muritala combined a good move and Ishfaq's head saved from goalline.

89: Ishfaq in Gouranga out.

89: Good run from Manish, but ball goes out.

88: Kieta takes a shot, but goes way over target.

88: Nothing results from the corner.

87: Mohun Bagan earns a corner, Manish pass to Chidi, ball cleared for corner.

86: Gouranga makes a great attack down right side, but his cross cleared by Balaji.

85: Keita to Edmar, good attack by Pune, but MB defence was alert.

82: From the corner, the ball came towards MB goalline, MB defence tried to clear the ball, but Arata push the ball inside goal

82: Arata equalized from corner.

82: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Pune equalize from corner.

81: Pune gets a corner.

79: Barreto header from corner, cleared by Pune defence.

77: Kieta takes a shot but nicely collected by Shilton.

76: Muritala injured and goes out by stretcher.

75: Still Mohun Bagan leading 1-0.

73: Play is becoming a bit rough with PFC committing lot of fouls.

72: Ajayan bad foulon Barreto.

70: Muritala shown yellow card.

69: Snehasish corner goes over Chidi's head, nobody could touch the ball.

68: Chidi earns a corner for Mohun Bagan, Snehasish to take the corner.

66: Throw for Mohun Bagan near corner flag, but nothing results.

64: Chidi pass to Barreto, takes a brilliant shot, just miss target.

63: Pune earns a corner, but ball cleared. Pune now attacking with 3 forward, Edmar, Keita and Arata.

62: Double change for Pune, Costa and Keita comes in place of Hasan and Tamba.

59: Pune FC making lot of attack, but MB defence playing well.

56: Pune FC building up pressure.

53: Muritala misses an easy chance from Barreto's pass.

52: Change for Pune, Venkatesh out Lester Fernandez in.

51: Barreto to Manish to Chidi, ball cleared.

49: Edmar's head, Gouranga makes a goalline save.

48: Brilliant play from Barreto, plays wall pass with Snehasish, then switched the ball to right flank where Kingshuk gets the ball, his cross cleared.

46: Mohun Bagan makes the first attack. Muritala sends a terrific cross towards Gouranga, but Balaji makes a good collection.

Match is about to start in 2nd half. We have witnessed a very good match so far here in Pune with both teams attacking, though Mohun Bagan has been the better side and leading 1-0.

HALF TIME, Mohun Bagan leading 1-0.

45: Good save by Shilton.

43: Barreto and Muritala combination makes a good move, but ball cleared.

41: Mohun Bagan makes another attack and earns a corner though the corner goes out.

40: Snehasish free kick cleared by defence.

39: Mohun Bagan gets a free kick in the right side. Snehasish will take it again.

37: Crowd is silent now after Mohun Bagan has taken the lead.

36: Lucky escape for Mohun Bagan goal, ball goes out.

33: PFC make a attack via Edmar, but nicely cleared by Rahul.

30: Snehasish took the shot from right wing, it curled and beat goalkeeper.

30: Snehasish scores a brilliant goal from direct free kick.

30: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Mohun Bagan scores.

29: Chidi takes a superb shot, ball fisted out by goalkeeper.

28: So far, Mohun Bagan defenders playing good football, they got one chance but Chidi's shot hit the post.

27: Venkatesh cross from right, Arata and Edmar jumps to head the ball, but ball cleared.

24: Barreto playing in midfield with Chidi and Muritala as the two strikers.

23: Barreto good pass towards Gouranga, ball cleared.

22: Snehasish cross from left towards Chidi, but blocked by defenders.

20: Paresh Shivalkar makes a good solo effort.

18: Snehasish to Barreto to Muritala, ball cleared.

16: Pune makes a good attack, Paresh cross, Venkatesh head over the post.

14: Chidi's shot hit post, bad luck Mohun Bagan. 11: Mohun Bagan players are wearing white jersey.

9: Chidi's shot goes out.

7: Pune FC got a chance but chance wasted. Arata head from Venkatesh cross, cleared from goalline.

5: Pune FC attack, ball goes straight to Shilton.

3: Mohun Bagan makes a attack via Gouranga, but ball cleared.

2: Manish shot from Snehasish pass goes wide.

1: Match start, Mohun Bagan kicks off. Suresh is today's referee.

03 DEC

Winning start of Chirag United in I-League 2010-11..

Chirag United started their I-League campaign with a win in their first home match against AIFF XI in the opening day of the I-league. Today in Yuvabharati Krirangan, Salt Lake Chirag got the lead only in the second minute of the match when by capitalizing the pass of Joshimar Junior find the net for the first time.

But the young boys of AIFF XI soon fought back and they started to organise intelligent moves against Chirag. In the 20th minute Lalrindika scored the equalizer for the visitors from a beautiful 30 yards volley. After getting the equalizer the young boys of the visiting team started to play with more confidence and created chances number of occasions though failed to convert them into scores. But the goal came in other side.

The home team strike back just a minute before the half time when against the run of play Junior doubled the scoreline for Chirag again from a square pass of Joshimar.In the second half with one goal lead Chirag showed off better football and got the hold of the match by fully dominating their inexperienced opponents. But both the teams could not make any changes to the scoreline till the final whistle.

Thus the match ended with 2-1 scoreline in favour of Chirag. Though Chirag won their opener match but they received a very tough challenge from the away side. The slow defence will definitely be the prime concern of Coach Subrata Bhattacharya as the AIFF XI exposed the weak part of the Durand Champions in the very first match.

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03/12/10: Chirag United   2 - 1   AIFF XI

CU Elija Jr. 2', 44' :: AIFF: Lalrindika 20'
MOM:Elija Jr. (CU)

CU: Abhijit, Narugopal(Anupam), Chika, Arnab, Subhasish, Denson, Jerry, Subhash, Lalkamal, Elija, Joshimar.

FT: Match end. Winning start of Chirag United in I-League.

90': Abhijit saved two attacks of AIFF.

75': Still the score line is 2-1 in favour of Chirag.

70': AIFF boys is fighting well.

65': Player change ofChirag. Anupam Sarkarcame in place of Narugopal.

60': Chirag attacked from left through Joshimar but AIFF Shilton d Silva cleared.

53': Malswamfela of AIFF XI got a close chance but his left footer went out.

50': Chirag attacked from right. Jerry shot hits the post and out.

HT : Chirag is leading 2-1.

44': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Elija doubled his score. Again nice square pass of Joshimar from left. Elija well placed the ball beside Jagroop.

40': Still the scoreline is 1 - 1

37': Junior got a chance from Joshimar. wanted back volley the ball but failed to connect.

35': AIFF is domineting now. Playing well

30': Nice chance missed by AIFF. Lalrindika free kick hits the post and out.

28': The score line is 1 - 1.

16': Good chance missed by Chirag. Elija to Denson to Elija again but his shot went out.

20': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL... Lalrindika ewualised the score from a beautiful 30 yards volley which beat Chirag Keeper Abhijit Mondol.

2': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL....Jr. Elija scored for Chirag off a nice pass from Joshimar.

OTHER MATCH RESULTS OF THE DAY

03/12/10: JCT   0-1   HAL (Gurgaon - FT)
HAL: Xavier Vijoykumar 13' :: No Man of the Match award.

03/12/10: Viva Kerala   0-3   Salgaocar ( Kannur - FT)
SAL:Sueoka 8', 81', Barbosa 45'
MOM : Seuoka (SAL)

03/12/10: Mumbai FC   2 - 1   Air India ( Kohlapur -FT)
MFC : Yusif Ibrahim 63', Nicolas Rodrigues 68'
AI: Ezeh Henry 65'
MOM: Nichholas Rodrigues (MFC)

02 DEC

4th AIFF I-League 2010-11 will start tomorrow with 5 matches .

The 4th edition I-League 2010-11 finally starts from tomorrow to be played in eight venues across India. 14 teams of the country will fight for the crown.

Three teams East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Chirag United from Kolkata, Three teams Salgaocar, Dempo and Churchill Brothers from Goa, Four teams Air India, ONGC, Mumbai FC, Pune FC from Maharashtra, Viva Kerala from Kerala, HAL from Karnataka, JCT from Punjab and AIFF own team AIFF XI will participate in this 26th round marathon tournament.

The winer will get entry in AFC Cup next year. The Venues are Kolkata, Delhi, Kohlapur, Pune, Kannur, Banglore, Ludhiana, Goa. Due to a sports programme which is going on Ludhiana, AIFF decided to organise Two mathes of JCT at Gurgaon, Haryana.

In the fourth edition of I -LEague which was call National Football League earlier kicks off tomorrow, where Kolkata giants as well as Three Times winner Mohun Bagan will take on last years's 3rd position holder Pune Football Club at the Balewadi Sports Complex Athletics stadium. The match will start from 7.00 PM IST.

In an another match, Durand Cup winner Chirag United will face newly taken AIFF XI in place of Mahindra United at home ground Salt Lake Stadium from 2.00 PM IST. Chirag United who also edged past their local rivals East Bengal in the Durand semi-finals will try to get full points with their experienced first eleven where Desmond Bulpin's boys are exited to play their first top level Inian Football Competition. AIFF XI key player Sk. Jwell Raja who scored a goal against Singapur in 16th Asian Games at China will not in the squad for his leg injury.

In the new venue of Sahu Maharaj ground in Kolhapur Air India take on Mumbai FC in a local derby match. This will be the first match of Former Vasco and Oin India, Assam coach Subrata Bhattacharyya who joined Mumbai FC as a Chief coach in this season. Air India Coach Yusuf Ansari, who lost Mumbai FC in Nadkarni Cup will play for a sweet revenge.

winner of first National Football League NFL ( I-LEAGUE) JCT will fight against newly promoted HAL at Gurgaon while Viva Kerala will play against Karim Benchirifa's Salgaocar at home ground in Kannur.

02 DEC

Russia and Qatar to host FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 .

The FIFA Executive Committee has chosen Russia to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, while the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ was awarded to Qatar. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter announced the result of the FIFA Executive Committee's secret vote on Thursday 2 December 2010 in Zurich’s Messe.

In lauding the victorious nations, the FIFA President also made a point of praising those who missed out. He said: “I have to say thanks to to the Executive Committee of FIFA because for 2018 and 2022 we go to new lands, because the FIFA World Cup has never been in eastern Europe or the Middle East. So, I'm a happy president when we speak of the development of football.

"But I have to give big compliments to all the bidders for the big job they have done and the messages they have delivered. All have delivered the message that football is more than just a game. Football is not only about winning; it is also a school of life where you must learn to lose, and that is not easy.”

England, Netherlands and Belgium, Spain and Portugal, and Russia all submitted bids for the right to stage the 2018 finals. Both England and Spain are previous FIFA World Cup hosts, with the 1966 tournament on English soil ending in the Three Lions' only world crown to date. The Iberians staged the 1982 edition of world football’s showpiece event, when the Trophy was won by Italy. For 2018 and 2022 we go to new lands, because the FIFA World Cup has never been in eastern Europe or the Middle East. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter

Igor Shuvalov, Russia's deputy prime minister, vowed that his country would justify the faith placed in them by the Executive Committee. He said: “You have entrusted us with the FIFA World Cup for 2018 and I can promise that you will never regret it. Let us make history together.”

Five candidates were bidding to stage the 2022 edition of the world’s greatest sporting event. As well as eventual winners Qatar, Australia, Korea Republic, Japan and USA also submitted bids for the highly-sought after hosting rights. USA, Japan and Korea had all previously staged the FIFA World Cup finals, with Japan and Korea becoming the tournament’s first joint-hosts back in 2002. The 1994 finals took place in the US.

A clearly delighted Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani also expressed gratitude for the honour of hosting football's greatest tournament, while insisting that Qatar's historic FIFA World Cup would meet all expectations. "Thank you for believing in change, for expanding the game and for giving Qatar a chance," he said. "You will be proud of us - and you will be proud of the Middle East. I promise you this

The final presentations and the announcement of the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was one of the biggest media events ever seen in Switzerland. Some 70 TV stations reported live from the official announcement at Zurich Exhibition Centre, where around 1,000 reporters from all over the world also covered the event.

Russia 2018: Reactions : Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister

I want to tell you a little story about my hometown, Leningrad. The city was destroyed during World War II. There was no electricity, no heat and no food during winter, but there was football. The game helped people to make it through hard times. Today there are millions of people living in Russia and a huge amount of them play football. This sport makes a positive difference. 2018 will be fantastic. We will build new stadiums and do our best to make the World Cup safe and enjoyable for everyone. We will allow all football fans to enter the country without a visa in order to enjoy the tournament and to get to know Russia and its history and culture.

Source courtesy : www.fifa.com

01 DEC

Defending Champions Dempo lift AIFF Super Cup to beat Fed Cup Winner East Bengal..

I-League champions Dempo Sports Club of Goa brought the curtain down on their brilliant season by winning the Super Cup with a 3-1 win over Federation Cup winner East Bengal and got Rs. 10 lakhs as Cash prie winner Money. In 2008 Dempo also beat East Bengal 1-0 to lift Super Cup title.

In 10th National Football League on 26th April 2006, East Bengal beat Dempo 3 - 1 margin where Debabrata Roy was a player of East Bengal in their defence but this year Dempo beat East Bengal in a same margin in AIFF Super Cup where that defender Debabrata Roy played a superior game in Dempo Jersey.

But today Kolkata Premier League winner East engal lost 1-3 to defending I-League champions Dempo SC. Dempo Captain Ranti Martins fired in a hat-trick while Penn scored the only goal for East Bengal.

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01/12/10: East Bengal   1 - 3   Dempo ( Gurgaon - FT )
KEB: Penn 23' :: DEM: Ranty 34', 38', 50'

KEB : Jayanta, Saikat, Sunil, Gurwinder, Ravinder, Sanju, Mehtab, Sushant, Penn, Budhiram, Robin
DEM : Kattimani, Debrata, Dias, Caravalho, Peixeto, Kalu, Noronha, Clifton, Ranty, Borges, Joe

FULL TIME, Dempo lift Super Cup, beat East Bengal 3-1

90+1: Sushant attack, cleared by John Dias.

90: 3 minutes injury time.

89: Alvito pass, Tolgey takes a great shot, saved by Dempo goal keeper, corner for EB. Nothing results from corner.

86: Dempo attack, ball goes out.

84: Tolgey cross, but cleared by Dempo player.

83: Micky takes a good shot, straight to Jayanta.

79: Robin Singh shows good skill, makes a diagonal run, but his shot goes straight to GK.

75: Dempo leading 3-1 and controlling the game.

74: Corner for Dempo, ball fisted out by Jayanta.

72: EB attack down left side, but ball goes out.

69: Dempo makes 3 attack, but nothing results out of it. Kalu completely controlling the midfield.

67: Alvito shot from outside box, ball goes out.

65: Nice pass by Alvito but Kuttimani comes out of charge to clear the ball.

63: Sonju cross ball goes out.

62: Dempo cross from right side, Ranty pass from inside box, but Mehtab snatch the ball nicely, pass towards Sonju, but he gives wrong pass.

60: Ranty shot just goes out.

60: Joe to Clifton, cross from right, ball just goes out of reach of Ranti.

58: EB trying to put pressure, they are attacking mostly down right side.

56: Good attack by East Bengal via Tolgey, but ball cleared by Dempo defence.

54: Alvito shot from outside box, ball goes out.

52: Lucky escape for East Bengal. Free kick for Dempo, ball comes to unmarked Ranty, but his head goes out.

50: Cross from right, Ranty push the ball inside goal past Jayanta.

50: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Ranty scores his hattrick.

49: Free kick for East Bengal, but ball goes straight to goalkeeper.

48: Tolgey gets ball in right side, but holds ball for too long, ball cleared.

46: East Bengal makes two change, bringing Alvito and Tolgey.

HALF TIME, Dempo leading 2-1

48: Foul on Dempo goalkeeper.

48: Attack from EB after long time, they gets a corner.

47: Free kick for Dempo, ball collected by Jayanta.

46: Mehtab fouls near corner flag, referee shows yellow card.

45: Nothing results out of the corner, 3 minutes injury time.

44: Another corner for Dempo.

42: Debabrata corner, foul on Penn by Peter.

42: Corner for Dempo.

40: Dempo attacking more now, leading 2-1.

38: Shot from outside box, Jayanta makes a very good save, but Ranty puts the rebound ball inside goal.

38: 23: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL .. Ranti scores his 160th goal in India and 2nd for Dempo today.

34: Pass from midfield towards Ranty, Sunil was covering Ranty, Jayanta came out of charge to collect the ball, collides with his own player Sunil and ball goes out of his hand, Ranty put the ball inside empty goal.

34: 23: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL .. Ranty scores for Dempo.

33: Jayanta makes a good save. Debabrata free kick, Ranty shot, nice save by Jayanta.

32: Corner for Dempo, but Kalu head goes out.

31: Debabrata Roy takes a great right footed shot from about 25 yards out, ball hits Jayanta's hand, hits post and goes out.

29: Peter shot from outside box, goes out.

27: Dempo is trying to equalize but EB has got only 1 chance so far while EB has scored from the only chance they have got.

24: East Bengal officials has definitely recruited two great foreigners, Tolgey and Penn who are helping East Bengal to win a lot of trophies. But Tolgey is not in squad today.

23: Sonju cross from right side, Demp goalkeeper fists the ball, Penn takes a left footed shot that goes inside goal. A brilliant goal scored by Penn.

23: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL .. Penn scores for East Bengal.

22: Sonju cross, Penn fails to take the shot properly from inside box.

20: Good attack by Dempo but nice clear by EB.

18: What a miss by Dempo, cross from left side to Peter Carvalho, he was unmarked, fails to trap the ball, ball goes out of ball.

16: Sanju lob, Robin head, ball goes to Budhi inside Dempo box, but cant take shot, nicely covered by Dempo defender.

14: Ranty takes a good shot from edge of box, but straight to Jayanta.

12: Dempo attack down right side, plays about 20 passes amongst each other but cross cleared by Gurvinder.

10: Free kick for East Bengal, Mehtab free kick headed out by Dempo defence.

9: Pass from midfield to Ranti, but he is ruled offside.

8: Robin gets ball in left flank, but sends a very poor cross.

7: Long ball towards Budhiram, but Dempo defender heads back towards goalkeeper.

6: Dempo attacking more but no team has got any positive chance so far.

4: Penn shot by left foot goes over the bar.

3: Dempo attack down left flank, but ball goes out of play.

1: EB makes the first attack, cleared by Dempo defence.

0': Match start, EB kickoff.

PRVIOUS WINNERS OF SUPER CUP

YearsVenueWinners - Runners-Up Score
1997 Kolkata East Bengal - JCT Mills 0 - 0;4 - 2 (Pen)
1998 KolkataSalgaocar SC(Samir Abbas' 32)- Mohun Bagan 1 - 0
1999 New DelhiSalgaocar SC (Alvito D Counha) - Mohun Bagan 1 - 0
2003 KolkataMahindra United (Felix) - East Bengal (Suley Musah) 1 - 1, 4 - 3(Pen)
2004/05 Calicut Sporting Goa(Wilton Gomes, Dudu, Chidi) - Dempo S.C 3 - 0
2005/06 MumbaiEast Bengal(Tulunga, Alvito) - Mahindra United (Yakubu) 2 - 1
2006/07 Gurgaon Mohun Bagan(Baichung-Hatrick, Lalampuiea) - Dempo 4 - 0
2007/08 Gurgaon Dempo (Chidi Edeh ) - East Bengal 1 - 0
2008/09 Gurgaon Mohun Bagan (Manju, Barreto ) - Churchill Brothers( Dipak Modol, Og) 2 - 1

01 DEC

Chirag United beat Mohun Bagan in the Final of U-14 Tournament in Silliguri....

Chirag United SC got their 3rd trophy in the season when they won U-14 Football Tournament at Silliguri today evening by beating Mohun Bagan Academy, Jalpaiguri. Earlier Chirag United won 123rd Durand Cup,Delhi, ONGC cup in Tripura.

Chirag United SC of Kolkata, won U-14 NIKE Football, the Bengal Level Tournament, which was organised by Mornning Soccer Academy of Surjyanagar, Silliguri today. In the Final of the Tournament they beat U-14 Mohun Bagan Academy, Jalpaiguri by a margin of 3 - 0.

Team Manager Debasish Das and Coach Avhijit Sengupta told that, From Qr. Final to Final his boys played well.In quarter Final they beat Sodepur Real United 3 - 1 and reached in the Final after a nice 2 - 1 win against Bashirhat Kishore Bahini.

Chirag United Player Khokon Patra got Man of the Match award and Ujjal Biswas got the Man of the Tournament award.

In the final against Mohun Bagan Academy. Silliguri, Chirag's Khokon Patra scored two and Ujjal Biswas scored one to lift the trophy and got a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and Kanaklata Saha memorial Trophy while Runnurs-up Mohun Bagan Academy, Silliguri got Rs. 7,000 and Asutosh Pal Memorial Trophy.

After the Final Match, Silliguri Mahakuma Krira Parishad Secretary Mr. Nantu Pal handed over the Prizes to Chirag United Captain Sandip Bhattacharyya and other team members..

01 DEC

Alberto Colaco nominated his name himself in AFC Gold Star Award...

Alberto Colaco, former general secretary of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has been accused of nominating himself for the prestigious Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Distinguished Service Gold Star Award.

Colaco, however, defended his action, and said that he does not need the permission of the AIFF executive committee to file his nomination for the award.

'I did no wrong. I have not violated the constitution of the AIFF. I informed the AIFF president (Praful Patel) before filing the papers,' Colaco told IANS.

A senior member of the executive committee told IANS that Colaco, who will receive the award during the 24th AFC Congress gala dinner Jan 5 in Doha, during his tenure earlier this year recommended himself for the award and did not consult the committee.

'It was unethical on part of Colaco to recommend himself for the award. Recommending officials for awards is the prerogative of the executive committee. In fact, Tamil Nadu Football Association (TNFA) had recommended coaching director Gabriel Joseph for the AFC 'Distinguished Coach' award, but Colaco never forwarded it to the AFC . He also did not recommend any Indian for the referee's award,' the official said.

When Colaco was asked why Gabriel's name was not forwarded to the AFC, he said: 'Only elite coaches are recomended for the award and he does not meet the criterion.'

Colaco has been replaced as the general secretary by Kushal Das, but his contract with the AIFF ends on Jan 31, 2011.

COurtesy: www.sify.com

01 DEC

Mohammedan SC and Tollygunge Agragami match ended goalless in CFL Premier League...

Mohammedan SC and Tollygunge Agragami CFL Premier League Match ended goalless today at Salt Lake Stadium.

Tollygunge Striker Nuruddin Saley has been declared Man of the Match today.

01/12/2010: Mohammedan S.C   0 - 0 Tolly. Agragami

M.O.M : Nuruddin (TOLLY)