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INDIAN FOOTBALL NEWS 2018 (NOVEMBER - 2018)
Below Fixture - GTA CHAIRMAN´S GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMET 2018.
FOOTBALL IN HILL QQUEEN 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.
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, full Fixtures of the Tournament has been released where 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.
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Sonaye Lekha Itihash e Mohun Bagan" written by Subir Mukhopadhyay was launched
"Sonaye Lekha Itihash e Mohun Bagan" written by Subir Mukhopadhyay was launched today in Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav, by former Mohun Bagan captains and other dignitaries at the nearly 100-year old heritage Oxford Bookstore.
The book written by Subir Mukhopadhyay was inaugurated by Former Mohun Bagan captains - Badru Banerjee, Shyamal Banerjee, Compton Dutta, Bidesh Bose, Satyajit Chatterjee, Prasanta Banerjee along with Mohun Bagan President Gitanath Ganguly and Mohun Bagan Finance Secretary Debashis Dutta.
"Sonai Lekha Itihashe - Mohun Bagan" is a 450-odd page book that covers the entire detailed history of Mohun Bagan club from 1889 to 2017-18 season, divided in 25 chapters, including a couple of chapters on hockey and cricket as well. There is also a detailed statistics section of around 100 pages consisting of full trophy list of Mohun Bagan football team; scores of all Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal & Mohun Bagan vs Mohammedan Sporting matches; results of all games of those tournaments which Mohun Bagan have won post-Independence; scores of all matches of Mohun Bagan against foreign teams; and last but not the least trophy list of some tournaments of cricket and hockey as well. There are also around 200 black and white & colour photographs throughout the book including some exclusive photographs of 60s, 70s and 80s.
This book has been written by Subir Mukhopadhyay, a Computer Science teacher and published by Nabajatak Prakashan - The preface and foreword of the book have been written by two Mohun Bagani legends - Chuni Goswami and Badru Banerjee, with five great Mohun Bagan ex-players penning down their thoughts and good wishes for the book at the back cover - Shyamal Banerjee, Prasanta Banerjee, Compton Dutta, Bidesh Bose, and Satyajit Chatterjee.
"Sonai Lekha Itihashe Mohun Bagan" has been planned and conceptualized and produced by eight Mohun Bagan fans of whom 7 are members of the club. Apart from the author, Subir Mukherjee, the others who have contributed to the book are Shiladitya Mitra, Basupriyo Chattopadhyay, Abhik Datta, Arnab Das, Arnab Kumar De, Arindam Sengupta and Arindam Das.
Author Subir Mukhopadhyay said, "It is a dream come true for me to be able to write the entire history of Mohun Bagan. I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart, my 7 friends, without whose help and support, this book wouldn't have seen the light of the day. Thanks to Bulbul Islam who agreed to publish this book, in spite of the fact that this is my first book. Also, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to some ex players who has helped a lot by either writing preface or good wishes for the book or by giving some precious photographs from their personal collection."
Bulbul Islam, the proprietor of Nabajatak Prakashan said, "As a publisher, it was always my wish to publish a book on Sports and more so on Mohun Bagan, as all our family members are supporter of this club. When these group of fans along with author Subir Mukhopadhyay approached me to publish this book, I didn't even think twice before giving my consent, only because of the name - Mohun Bagan. Hopefully, this book will be a milestone and a precious work that will be a present for all fans of the club from Nabajatak Prakashan."
Shiladitya Mitra, who played a leading role among the other 7 fans, said, "We feel extremely happy and proud that we also played a big role in publishing this book. During this 1-year phase, we have had innumerable meetings at Flurys and Nandan, where after several brain storming sessions, we finalized on the contents. From the very beginning, 7 of us made it clear that we have full faith on the writing skills of Subir and that we will give him full support despite the fact that this is his first book.
Thanks to Bulbul Islam of Nabajatak Prakashan who agreed to publish the book and have been extremely cooperative right through the process. Also, I don't have enough words to show our gratitude towards Swagat Sengupta, CEO of Apeejay Group, whose constant guidance right from the start, helped us a lot to publish this book. Overall, "Sonai Lekha Itihashe Mohun Bagan" is the result of supreme passion of 8 Mohun Bagan fans and also a result of proper planning, excellent writing and terrific team work."
Mohammedan Sporting Club - LIFT the 19th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup
25.11.2018: Mohammedan SC
0-0, 5-4 (PEN)
Mohammedan Sporting Club lift the title in the 19th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup after beating Oil India 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a thrilling 0-0 draw on Sunday night. SCHEDULE TIME ENDEDED GOALLESS. At full-time with the teams deadlocked the match headed to directly to a penalty shootout where Black Panthers proved to be better shooters and prevailed 5-4.
Oil India was first up and both teams nailed their first two kicks. However, Sourav continued his heroics by halting the third kick from Oil India, and with Mohammedan SC slotting their remaining kicks, they were crowned winners of the 19th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup.
Mohammedan Sporting Club - Kolkata reach in the final of the 19th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup
23.11.2018: Mohammedan SC
: Philip Adjah 35'
Mohammedan Sporting Club - Kolkata reach in the final of the 19th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup as they defeat Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) 1-0 in the semifinal played at KDSA Stadium in Bodoland, Assam on Friday. Philip Adjah Tetteh sord the winner in the 35th minute. but the match
Game disrupted for 45-minutes after fans invaded in the pitch
It happened when the game neared the conclusion ASEB players started protesting against referee's decision and didn’t want to continue playing. Situation went from bad to worse when local fans invaded the pitch and Mohammedan SC players had to be escorted from the field. All though game halted for about 45 minutes but finally resumed and Mohammedan SC were able to maintain their lead upto the final whitsle. On Sunday Mohammeda SC to face Oil India on Sunday.
TFA & TATA TRUSTS TIED UP WITH ATLETICO DE MADRID
: Tata Football Academy (TFA) and the Tata Trusts today announced their collaboration with La Liga giants, Atletico de Madrid (ATM), to enhance and strengthen its existing programmes for promoting Indian football. The main objective of the collaboration is to encourage football as a sport at the youth and grassroots level as well as support the Indian National Football Team. As part of the collaboration, the Tata Football Academy will be renamed as ‘Tata Atlético Football Academia.
Atletico de Madrid will provide a full-time head coach to TFA who will work on the structure and curriculum that is followed in the Atletico de Madrid Academia in Spain. Technical experts will also visit TFA to guide and exchange knowledge on the best practices in various areas. Some of these include physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, nutrition, video analysis, player recruitments (scouting), periodic assessments and facility management.
The collaboration with Tata Trusts will also witness a residential programme in Madrid, Spain, for budding Indian talented players in the age group of 12-14 years. This will be a long-term training programme, where these players will be coached in the Academia along with the other local Spanish cadets. The programme will begin with a time-period of 3 years which could be further extended to 6-8 years. Twenty candidates will go to Spain in batches in three years. All boarding facilities along with formal education in the top schools where the medium of instruction is English will also be provided to the players in the Atlético de Madrid Academy.
Tata Trusts engages in youth development programmes and runs 80 grassroots football centres in Manipur and Mizoram. Tata Trusts also runs a residential Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Aizawl, Mizoram, where 28 football players aged between 12-15 are provided training. It also supports Meghalaya Football Association in running baby league in Shillong.
Since 1987 TFA, has produced 143 players who have gone on to represent the Indian national team; out of these 24 cadets have captained Indian football teams in various age-group tournaments. There are 26 TFA cadets playing across various teams in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) in the current season.
I-League wins Silver at SPIA Awards in “Best Developing Football League” category
20/11/2018 - AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: NEW DELHI: The Hero I-League won the Silver Medal at the SPIA Awards in the “Best Developing Football League of the Year” category nominated by the Asian Football Confederation in Bangkok today (November 20, 2018).
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The Hero I-League is the premier league in the country and the ongoing edition is being played among 11 Clubs, the champions of whom get a slot for the AFC Champions League qualifier. Mr. Praful Patel in his statement congratulated all the stakeholders and the clubs.
“I need to thank the Asian Football Confederation for nominating us and SPIA Awards for the recognition. My heartiest congratulations to all the stakeholders, especially the Clubs who have been an integral part of the League. I would also like to congratulate the AIFF and the I-League department for their hard work.”
Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF pointed out that it is a “wonderful moment for Indian Football.”“This recognition comes two years after AIFF had won the Award for the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award in 2016. It is so satisfying to see that AIFF’s initiative for developing Hero I-League pan India and introducing the Club Licensing criteria has earned Indian Football this award,” he said.
“I would like to congratulate everyone who has been part of the League – FSDL, the Clubs, Hero, the fans, all other stakeholders and my colleagues in AIFF without whose support this wouldn’t have been possible,” he added.Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League stated: “Nothing can be more inspiring. We have been on our job in the best manner possible and this Award is an indication that we are on the right track and is a motivation for us to do better.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans whose support means the world to us and all my colleagues in the League department,” he added.The AIFF had earlier won the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award in 2016 and the AFC President Recognition Award for Grassroots Football in 2014. In addition, the AIFF was also nominated in the top three for the AFC Grassroots MA of the Year Award in 2013.
: Shafi 21' (GK), Haddad 59'
: Nishu Kumar 62'
: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Captain); Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Shubhasish Bose; Jackichand Singh (Nishu Kumar), Vinit Rai, Pronay Halder, Germanpreet Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala (Ashique Kuruniyan), Anirudh Thapa (Sumeet Passi)
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: A penalty save, and a rare misjudgement from Indian Goalkeeper and Captain Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and a sublime strike from debutant Nishu Kumar defined India’s 1-2 loss to a strong Jordan team in the International Friendly at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman on Saturday (November 17).
The Indians were forced to play without regular striker Jeje Lalpekhlua, experienced striker Balwant Singh and the two regular wingers – Udanta Singh and Halicharan Narzary -- as all of them were yet to recover after from their hectic travel to Amman, which included a 32-hour halt at the Kuwait International Airport after air traffic was suspended owing to thunderstorms and torrential rain. Jordan seized the initiative and kicked-off like almost a dream as they earned a penalty in the 7th minute.
But Indian Goalkeeper and Captain, the Albatross under the bar, guessed it right. Even as Bani Atiyeh ran in with cheers from the stands expecting him to put it past Sandhu, the latter stooped low to his right to palm it, and then even managed to get himself in between to deny the rebound.
Inspired, the depleted Indians chased and ran all over, the Jordanians finding it hard to break them down. The perseverance earned India their first corner-kick in the 21st minute but Vinit Rai failed to read the bounce of the loose ball and it cost him a decent try to lob it over the rival Goalkeeper Shafi who had come out of his line.
Even as the Jordanians tried to counter and Pronay Halder went into the referee’s books the very next minute, little did anyone imagine that failing to read the bounce would earn Jordan their first goal, that too from Goalkeeper Shafi.Quite a fairy tale as it may sound, Shafi enacted it in reality. One of his long kicks sailed over the Indian defence and bounced. Initially, even as it may have looked a normal one, the bounce turned vicious as Gurpreet, who was out of his line misjudged it, and despite his desperate attempt to keep it away, it went in to give Jordan the lead.
It was so ironic for Gurpreet, a mixed bag of joy and despair within a span of 17 miniutes.The hosts didn’t allow the momentum to slip and could have doubled the lead in the 43rd minute but Faisal, all in the clear failed to tap in a Haddad cross.Changing over, Haddad felt best not to rely on any and finished off a brilliant counter-attack to double the lead for Jordan in the 59th minute.
Head Coach Stephen Constantine brought in two changes introducing Ashique Kuruniyan in place of Jerry Lalrinzuala and then Nishu Kumar made his International debut coming in for Jackichand Singh.And the debutant scored within minutes!Germanpreet Singh managed to get one into the box and Anirudh Thapa who was fielded as a striker managed to draw away his marker to allow space for Nishu who was lurking behind to bang it in. Nishu didn’t disappoint.
In the 73rd minute, Jordan earned a free-kick in the zone, just outside India’s 18-yard box. But Faisal’s placement hit the wall and got diverted for a corner.Thapa had a try in the 81st minute when he pounced on a loose ball outside the box but his curler hit a rival defender on the way.
With the International Friendly allowing 6 official changes, Constantine went for a double substitution -- Sumeet Passi coming in for Thapa, and Narayan Das substituting Germanpreet.Jordan survived a scare in the 87th minute when Narayan’s corner was flicked at the near post by Passi but a diving Halder just failed to make the touch. It was so close yet to far.
The Executive Committee members of All India Football Federation Met today
17.11.2018: Aiff press Release
: The Executive Committee members of All India Football Federation met at AIFF Headquarters, the Football House in Dwarka, New Delhi today (November 17, 2018). AIFF Senior Vice-President Mr. Subrata Dutta chaired the meeting in the absence of AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel.
Besides, AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das; Vice Presidents Mr. KMI Mather and Mr. Subhash Chopra; all other members except Mr. Sanjay Behera and Mr. Deepak Kumar, attended the meeting. Leave of absence was also granted to Vice Presidents Mr. Larsing Sawyan, Mr. Manvendra Singh and Treasurer Mr. ZA Thakur. Mr. Chirag Tanna represented FSDL in the meeting as an invitee.
The Committee condoled the death of former AFC General Secretary Mr. Peter Velappan, and AIFF Medical Committee Member Dr. Manpreet Gambhir. A minute’s silence was observed as a mark of respect for each of them. The Committee congratulated the Indian Women’s Team advancement to the 2nd round of the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers recently held in Yangon. “This is for the first time the Indian women have qualified for the second round. Congratulations,” Mr. Das said, much to the applause of all the members.
Mr. Das also apprised the Committee about AIFF’s MOU with the Government of Odisha. “The Government of Odisha has been extremely supportive for the development of Indian Football and I need to thank the honourable CM Shri Naveen Patnaik ji for all his support,” he stated.
“The Indian Arrows, and the India U-15 team preparing for the AFC U-16 Qualifiers would be based in Bhuwaneshwar. The MOU will also facilitate general football development, scouting, development of referees and coach education programmes,” Mr. Das stated. “We will also be setting up the U-15 Girls Academy in Bhuwaneshwar.”
Updating the Committee about I-League matters, Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League informed that the Hero 2nd division will kick-off from December 2018. 23 teams have so far expressed their willingness to play. However, the participants would be finalised only after completion of the AIFF Club licensing inspection and thereafter placed before the League Committee.
“The AIFF TW3 tests are currently being conducted for all the clubs for the U-13 and U-15 leagues,” Mr. Dhar added. Ms. Roma Khanna made a presentation to the Committee about developments on AIFF’s Centre of Excellence presently coming up in Kolkata.
Furthermore, the Committee also accepted the resignation of Mr. AR Khaleel from the post of an Executive Committee Member, and approved the inclusion of Mr. Nikhil Patel in the AIFF Competitions Committee, and Dr. Madhav Milan Ghosh in the AIFF Disciplinary Committee in place of Mr. Krishnendu Banerjee. Meanwhile, the Committee unanimously gave its consent to hold the AGM for AIFF on December 20, 2018.
BORDOLOI TROPHY - FINAL
08.11.2018 : MOHAMMEDAN SC
: Philip Adeja-2, Charles.
Mohammedan Sporting Club clinched the title in the 65th Bordoloi Trophy after beating Oil India 3-1 in the final played at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahti on Thursday.This is Mohammedan SC's 6th overall Bordoloi Trophy title and first since 1991.
Chrales Atcha put the Black Panthers ahead in the 26th minute before Philip Adjah scored twice in the 58th and 62nd minute. Meanwhile, Milan Boro pulled a goal back for Oil India in the 87th minute.
BORDOLOI TROPHY 2018 : Mohammedan Sporting Club beat 2nd Division League rivals TRAU FC.
02.11.2018 : MOHAMMEDAN SC
TRAU FC (FT)
Sumit Ghosh, Satyam Sharma.
: Ngangbam Naocha
JSB Gold Cup 2018 - New Bongaigaon
02.11.2018 : MOHAMMEDAN SC
Shillong Regiment (FT)
PHILIP ADEJA -- HATTRICK, MD. AMIRUL.
Constantine announced a list of 30 probables for India’s forthcoming International Friendly against Jordan.
02/11//2018 : AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: Indian National Team Head Coach Stephen Constantine announced a list of 30 probables for India’s forthcoming International Friendly against Jordan. The match is slated to be played at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman on November 17, 2018.
This will be the first time the senior National Teams of the two countries will be meeting in an International Friendly ever. As per the October 2018 FIFA Rankings, India are currently ranked 97 while Jordan are at 112. Besides 14 U-23 players who have been named in the list of 30, Constantine has also recalled three others -- Goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharjya, defender Nishu Kumar and winger Jackichand Singh for the camp.
The players will be starting to assemble at the Camp from November 11 in New Delhi. The final squad for the match is to be announced later.Constantine mentioned the primary focus will be "play our game and try to win.”
"We expect to play our game and try to win. When we play against the likes of China and Jordan, you need to understand that we are facing good teams. We will have to build on our previous result,” he maintained. “Our main focus will be to stay in shape with and without the ball.”While Jordan has narrowly gone down to World Cup runners-up Croatia in their last match, India played a goalless draw against China in Suzhou in their last International Friendly on October 13, 2018.
The list of 30 probables stay as follows:
: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith, Arindam Bhattacharjya.
: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.
: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Jackichand Singh, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bikash Jairu.
: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh.
FIFA Goalkeeping Course, that started on 2nd October-Gwalior.
02/11//2018 : AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: A FIFA Goalkeeping Course, that started on 2nd October and will go on till 6th October, 2018, is taking place at the LNIPE Campus, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Mr Jose Marcelino Carpio from the Philippines is the Instructor for the course.
The list of participants is as follows:
Shaikh M Qadeer
M Zakeer Hussain
Fysal Kongadan Bappu
five-day FIFA Youth Coaching Course at GOA endedn 2nd November.
30/10/2018 : AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: Some of the top coaches in the youth footballing ecosystem in India are taking part in a five-day FIFA Youth Coaching Course that got underway on Tuesday, October 29, and is set to continue till Friday, November 2 at the AIFF Academy in Goa.
Among the top names to have signed up for the course are India U-16 Men’s National team head coach Bibiano Fernandes and his assistant Kannan Pirolkar, U-16 Women’s National team head coach Firmin D’Souza, former India international and ex-U-19 Men’s National team assistant coach Aqueel Ansari, among many others. A few of the clubs from the top flights of Indian football, like Mumbai City FC, Salgaocar, Sporting Clube de Goa, and Bengaluru FC have also sent their youth coaches for this course, which is set to be taken by instructor Roy Millar from the UK.
List of Coaches:
: Jeddy John Almeida (Mumbai City FC), Anup Singh (Bhaichung Bhutia Football School), Vikas Rawat (BBFS), Jayabrata Ghosh, Syed Altaf (Kanahi Academy), Anju Turambekar, Indranil Chakraborty (Tata Football Academy), Sushant Pawar (U Dream Project), John Kenneth Raj (Bengaluru FC), Rajan (Bengaluru FC), Bibiano Fernandes (India U-16 Men’s National Team Head Coach), Kannan Priolkar (India U-16 Men’s National Team Assistant Coach), Cajetan Fernandes (Salgaocar U-14), Shekar Karekar (Sporting Clube de Goa), Crispin Chettri, Mohan Suresh Dass (Mumbai City FC), Manoj Joshi (Football Delhi).
: Louis Nickson, Abhay Kumar, Vimal Arora (Minerva Punjab), Aqueel Ansari (Iron Born FC), Noel Anthony Wilson (Roots Academy), Firmin D’Souza (India U-16 Women’s Team Head Coach), Vipin Kumar Thapa (Delhi United), Rakesh Wahelkar (FC Pune City).
: Arokinath Robin (Roots Academy), Arki Nongrum, Hason Khaleeli (FSV Arena), Hardeep Singh Saini, Mouriya Sethupandian (Anantapur Academy).
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