15 COACHES CLEAR AFC A LICENSE, 9 CLEAR AFC B CERTIFICATE COURSE 15.02.2019 - AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The results of the AFC A and B coaching license courses, held in Maharashtra and Odisha, respectively, have been announced, and a total of 14 coaches have made the cut in their respective categories.

Module 1 of the AFC A License Course was conducted between June 12 to 26, 2018, while Module 2 of the same was conducted four months later, between October 8 to 20, 2018. A total of 15 coaches have cleared the AFC A License course.

Meanwhile the AFC B Certificate Course was also divided into two parts – Module 1 was held between 20 August to 3 September, 2018, whereas Module 2 was conducted between November 21 to 26, 2018. As many as nine coaches have cleared this course.

Apart from those that have cleared their respective licenses, one candidate from the AFC B Certificate Course was Pro-Passed. Three candidates from AFC A License and four from AFC B Certificate were declared Fame.

AFC A License Pass : Ishfaq Ahmed // Mehrajuddin Wadoo // Raghuvir Pravin Khanolkar // Disha Malhotra // Birendra Thapa // Rajat Guha // Vikrant Sharma // Alison Caradeen Kharsynitew // Paschal Simon D’Souza // Sachin Tanaji Badadhe // Noel Anthony Wilson // Amit Kumar Jaiswal // Yan Chen Law // Saksham Kakkar

AFC A License Fame : Salim Akbar Pathan // Manish Ramesh Kajania // Parshuram Salwadi

AFC B License Pass :s: Mahesh Gawli // Jose Marcio Barreto Ramires // Koraliyadam Anees // R Nivetha // Gyan Moyon // Stephen Charles // Remus Damio Gpmes // Nitesh Kumar // Mouriya Sethupandiyan

AFC B License PRO-Pass : Shahnaz Iqbal Khan

AFC B License FAME :: Muzammil Mahmood Dar // Mahabir Nath // Kuldeep Kumar // Pushpender Kundu

FIFA FOOTBALL AWARDS AT MILAN ON 23RD SEPTEMBER (8.2.19 : FIFA MEDIA RELEASE) : The Best FIFA Football Award, a star-studded night celebrating football’s greatest will be hosted in Milan, Italy for the first time on 23 September 2019. The world-famous Teatro alla Scala will be the venue where the best of the best in world football will be honoured. Legends of the game from across the globe will gather later this year in the football-mad northern Italian city for the fourth edition of the prestigious event.

The hometown of Inter and AC Milan follows in the footsteps of London, where last year’s event took place. On a glittering night last September, Croatia’s Luka Modrić picked up The Best Men’s Player prize and Brazil’s Marta was crowned The Best Women’s Player. Two French tacticians were also honoured: Didier Deschamps, who guided Les Bleus to 2018 FIFA World Cup glory, was named The Best Men’s Coach and Olympique Lyonnais’ Reynald Pedros was awarded the trophy for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach.

Given that it is a FIFA Women’s World Cup year, the awards will take on added significance in 2019, especially in the women’s football categories.

FIFA is extremely grateful to the Teatro alla Scala and the Milanese authorities for the unique opportunity to host The Best FIFA Football Awards at such a special venue and in a city steeped in football tradition, where passion for the beautiful game is ingrained in daily life. This will no doubt provide the perfect platform for what will be a truly unforgettable event, with the biggest stars in world football being honoured for their performances in the current season.


IFA IS ALL SET TO LAUNCH ITS NEW STATE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE IFA PRESS RELEASE : 08.02.2019 : The football loving people of Bengal now will get a taste of top class Professional football as well since IFA - the parent body of Football in Bengal has decided to launch its long awaited Franchise based professional Football league – Professional Soccer League (PSL) across the state. IFA plans to initially appoint Franchisees for 10 prominent Cities of Bengal which includes: Barasat, Kalyani, Howrah, Basirhat, Kharagpur, Tamluk, Durgapur, Asansol, Maldah, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Balurghat.

In an official statement, Mr.U K Ganguli, Hony. Secretary, IFA said that “the proposed new League will change the landscape of Football in the state and within next few years a host of talented youth Football stars will emerge from different parts of Bengal beside creating an unprecedented excitement among the Football loving people of the State.” He also added that, “the Franchisees will get an unique opportunity to run a professional Football Club at their chosen city and actively contribute towards the all-round development of Football in the state. The Franchise model has been prepared in such a way that each of the Franchisees are expected to recover their investments from the first year itself.”

IFA IS ALL SET TO LAUNCH ITS NEW STATE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE The official statement of IFA also said that: “IFA has already received strong interests for almost all the Franchise Locations and has entrusted Celebrity Management Group (CMG) - the exclusive partner of PSL, to finalize the prospective Franchisees for all 10 locations within 10th February 2019 as the PSL is scheduled to be played during April - June 2019.”

PSL will be an unique and biggest Soccer Venture ever undertaken in any state in India. Through its unique conceptualization, innovative packaging and top class content, PSL is going to rationalize Bengal Football by way of providing a top class platform for talented youths of Bengal and helping them to grow as Football Superstars. The following are the brief details of the proposed PSL:


• To raise the level of Bengal football and promote the diffusion of the game through the medium of Professional Football.
• Create a New Football Audience, Culture & Market.
• Identify and nurture young Football talents of Bengal and help them grow as Superstars.
• Creating Sports clubs which spearheads all Sporting Activities in town and draws youths towards Sports.
• Watching, Doing and Participating: Connecting people of all ages through Football.

For the league, initially 10 franchisees will be chosen for 10 years. Each Franchise will play 9 home and 9 away matches. The Franchisees will receive majority of their home match revenues and enjoy 100% of their Team Sponsorship revenues. The Franchisees will also receive the share of Central revenue each year. The league duration will be about 10 weeks in each season. PSL will have a mix of national, international and local players. As a long term plan, the Franchisees will become sports clubs which spearheads all sporting activities in its respective towns and will draw youths towards the sport.

The USP of PSL is that, each team can sign a maximum of 4 Overseas players out of which a maximum of 3 can feature in the playing XI. Each Franchise must also sign a minimum of 8 Local players and out of this a minimum of 3 players must be included in the Playing XI in each match.Each team can sign a maximum of 30 Players as per the following composition:

• Max 4 Overseas players.
• Min 8 Local Players from its catchment area
• Max 18 Players from anywhere in India,

Each of the team will be headed by a quality Coach with proven track records.

To bid for becoming a franchisee of a team please contact by 15th February’19 Mr. Bhaswar Goswami, Executive Director,Celebrity Management Group Pvt Ltd whose contact detail E-Mail: bhaswar.goswami@