INDIAN FOOTBALL NEWS 2018 (DECEMBER - 2018)

BREAKING NEWS: 13.12.18: Enrique Alejandro Esqueda will be unavailable in the DERBY against Mohun Bagan on 16th December as well as in some of the I League matches as he is sustaining an injury in Rib No. 9A on the left side of his chest. Quess East Bengal officially stated that Enrique is proceeding to Mexico under medical advice for necessary rehab and recovery. He is expected to rejoin QEBFC senior team by January 2019.


EAST BENGAL ROPE IN SPANISH STRIKER DOVALE

10.12.18: Quess East Bengal today officially announced the signing of Spanish Attacking footballer Antonio Rodriguez Dovale for the football season 2018-19. Antonio Dovale replaces the Syrian midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna who has been released by Quess East Bengal FC on mutually agreed terms following a prolonged injury.


Antonio Rodriguez Dovale, popularly known as Toni Dovale, will be on loan to Quess East Bengal FC from his current club Nea Salaminas Famagusta FC, which is amongst the top clubs in the Cyprus First Tier League. Toni also has the experience of playing in ISL having represented Bengaluru FC in the last season. He comes with a vast professional experience having played in reputed La Liga clubs like Rayo Vallecano, CD Leganes, CD Lugo, Celta de Vigo, Kansas, SD Huesca, Celta U19 and Barca U18.

Toni Dovale in a known face in Indian football, played for Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup in the year 2017-18. According to the sources East Bengal are in a target to sign Tony Dovale before the Derby which is schudule on 16th of December.


www.kolkatafootball.com live score

EAST BENGAL ROPE IN SPANISH STRIKER DOVALE
10.12.18: Quess East Bengal today officially announced the signing of Spanish Attacking footballer Antonio Rodriguez Dovale for the football season 2018-19. Antonio Dovale replaces the Syrian midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna who has been released by Quess East Bengal FC on mutually agreed terms following a prolonged injury.
Antonio Rodriguez Dovale, popularly known as Toni Dovale, will be on loan to Quess East Bengal FC from his current club Nea Salaminas Famagusta FC, which is amongst the top clubs in the Cyprus First Tier League. Toni also has the experience of playing in ISL having represented Bengaluru FC in the last season. He comes with a vast professional experience having played in reputed La Liga clubs like Rayo Vallecano, CD Leganes, CD Lugo, Celta de Vigo, Kansas, SD Huesca, Celta U19 and Barca U18.

Toni Dovale in a known face in Indian football, played for Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup in the year 2017-18. According to the sources East Bengal are in a target to sign Tony Dovale before the Derby which is schudule on 16th of December.

www.kolkatafootball.com live score

2nd Division League is scheduled to start from the first week of January 2019.


2nd Division League is scheduled to start from the first week of January 2019

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : All India Football Federation League Committee met at the AIFF Headquarters in New Delhi today (December 7, 2018). Mr. Subrata Datta, Senior Vice President chaired the meeting while Mr. Souter Vaz, Mr. B.K. Roka and Mr. Chirag Tanna, attended the meeting. Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF and Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League were also present in the meeting.

The committee reviewed submissions made by the various HERO 2nd Division League applicants under the club licensing process. After several deliberations, the committee came to the decision to confirm the participation of only the following clubs for Hero 2nd Division League 2018-19:

Ozone Football Club - Karnataka
South United FC - Karnataka
Fateh Hyderabad AFC - Telangana
Rainbow FC - West Bengal
Mohammedan Sporting - West Bengal
Chhinga Veng FC - Mizoram
Lonestar Kashmir - Jammu & Kashmir
Hindustan Football Club - Delhi
ARA FC - Gujarat

The committee also approved the participation of the following reserve teams of Indian Super League in Hero 2nd Division League 2018-19:- ATK RESERVE
Jamshedpur FC RESERVE
Bengaluru FC RESERVE
FC Goa RESERVE
Kerala Blasters RESERVE
Chennaiyin FC RESERVE

As per the relevant regulations of the competition, reserve teams can only participate in the preliminary round of the tournament. The Hero 2nd Division League is scheduled to start from the first week of January 2018 and go on till mid-April.

Tiddim Road Athletic Union FC has been granted time to complete club licensing process in the next 3 days, commencing tomorrow. The committee granted the extra time considering the recent issues with the Manipur League, which the club had no control upon and also acknowledged the fact that the club had participated in last season’s Hero 2nd Division League and qualified for the Final Round.

It was also unanimously decided by the committee, that teams from Hero I-League and Hero Indian Super League and Hero 2nd Division League will have to undergo the AIFF Academy Accreditation process to be eligible to participate in the Hero Youth Leagues from the season 2019-20 onwards.

The Committee also unanimously decided on the new names for all the age group LEAGUE tournaments of AIFF. Under this change, “U-13 Youth League” from now on will be known as “Hero Sub Junior League”, the “U-15 Youth League” from now on will be known as “Hero Junior League” and “U-18 Youth League” from now on will be known as “Hero Elite League”. The Committee also decided to hold the Hero Super Cup between last week of March till mid of April 2019

www.kolkatafootball.com live score

2nd edition of Vedanta Women’s League : Panjim Footballers crowned champions.


2nd edition of Vedanta Women’s League : Panjim Footballers crowned champions

07.12.2018: After four months of thrilling football, filled with plenty of action and surprising results, the Goa Football Association Vedanta Women’s League season two concluded amidst a glittering ceremony with Panjim Footballers being crowned champions for the second consecutive time at Sesa Football Academy’sSirsaim campus. Panjim Footballers topped the table with 25 points followed by runners-up Goan Football Club who grabbed 24 points while Churchill Borther Sports Club finished third with 22 points. Panjim Footballers have also now qualified for the India Women’s League.

Speaking during the prize distribution ceremony, AnnanyaAgarwal, President Vedanta Football said, “Our heartiest congratulations to Panjim Footballers, the deserving champions of Vedanta Women’s League 2018. We would like to thank the Goa Football Association for their wonderful support and allowing us the opportunity to partner them for the Vedanta Women’s League, which is in line with Vedanta’s vision of supporting football as well as empowering women,” “We are really excited to see the enthusiasm, passion and talent of the women footballers, who have put up a great show during the entire duration of the league and hope that they go on to bring laurels for Goa as well as India in the days to come,” he added.

Meanwhile, Panjim Footballers KarishmaShirvoikar bagged the golden boot award for the second consecutive time netting 12 of the team’s 17 goals. Churchill Brothers Sport Club Michel Castanha was rewarded for her all round performance with the Golden ball while Goan FC’s Josline D’Souza won the Golden Glove award. ScindiaSaundatikar won named the Most Promising player of the league. Speaking during the prize distribution ceremony, GFA President Churchill Alemao said, “The league was a great success and I would like to congratulate Panijm Footballers for winning the title for the second consecutive season. They were brilliant throughout the season. Congratulations to Goan FC and Churchill Brothers for finishing second and third respectively,”

“Special thanks to our sponsors Vedanta for helping and supporting us to make this league a huge success. I can promise you that next season we shall have a bigger and a better league and I would like to see more girls playing the beautiful game and go on the represent the State and country. it’s a matter of pride to see and witness you’ll play such a beautiful game” added Churchill Alemao requesting the players to register with CSR so that they can play at National platform. GFA President Churchill Alemao distributed the awards to winners and runners-up.

• Champions: Panjim Footballers.
• Runners-up: Goan Football Club
• Second Runners-up: Churchill Brother Sports Club

OTHER AWARDS • Golden Ball: Michel Castanha (Churchill Brother SC)
• Golden Glove: Josline D’Souza (Goan Football Club)
• Golden Boot: Karishma Shirvoikar (Panjim Footballers)
• Most Promising Player: ScindiaSaundatikar (Albert Developers SC)
• Best Disciplined Team: Ambelim Sports Club

www.kolkatafootball.com live score

Below Fixture - GTA CHAIRMAN´S GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMET 2018.


GTA CHAIRMAN´S GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMET 2018


02.12.2018: FOOTBALL IN HILL QUEEN DARJEELING : GTA CHAIRMAN´S GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMET 2018 will start from 9th December associate and approved by IFA ( The Indian Football Association, West Bengal). GTA Chairman´s Gold Cup - headed by the Chairman of Board of Administration, Mr Binoy Tamang and IAS Sri Sayeed Ahmed Baba will be the Chief Technical Advisor of the Tournament.

FOLLOW FIXTURE In BELOW
GTA CHAIRMAN´S GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMET 2018

As per IFA Official representative Mr Sandip De Sarkar, The tournament will be played in a knock out format where Famous Teams like East Bengal and Mohammedan SC will play from Qr Final Round. Winner Prize money will be Rs 3 Laks and Runners up will get 2 Lakhs.

Today in a Press meet at Hotel Royal Sarobar in Siliguri in presence of MIC Lakshmiratan Sukla, MIC Goutam Deb, SUFAL RANJAN GIRI ( ASST SEC - IFA) Mr Binoy Tamang and IAS Sri Sayeed Ahmed Baba WHERE full Fixtures of the Tournament has been released in which NINE Kolkata Teams will participate in the Tournament are EAST BENGAL CLUB - MOHAMMEDAN SC - ARYANS CLUB - KALIGHAT MS - SOUTHERN SAMITY - BSS SPORTING CLUB - BHOWANIPUR CLUB - RAINBOW AC - CAL CUSTOMS CLUB Other teams are ROYAL FC - UNITED DARJEELING - KALINGPONG XI - UNITED KURSINAG CLUB - OIL INDIA FC - UNITED SIKKIM FC - BSF JALANDHAR.

www.kolkatafootball.com live score