INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER 2015-16 SEASON
EAST BENGAL 2014-15 1 GK Abhijit Mondal 50 GK Subhasish Roy Chowdhury 30 GK Luis Barreto 31 GK Sandip Kumar Pal 25 GK Tyson Caiado 26 GK Abhra Mondal 21 GK Dibyendu Sarkar 2 DF Raju Gaikwad 27 DF Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan 3 DF Arnab Mondal 4 Australia DF Milan Susak 5 DF Abhishek Das 16 DF Gurwinder Singh 12 DF Deepak Mondal 29 DF Saumik Dey 19 DF Robert Lalthlamuana 45 DF Amit Chakrabarty 41 DF Soubik Bal *********** 42 DF Wasim Akram Mallick 43 DF Baidyanath Das*********** 23 DF Safar Sardar 46 MF Anthony Soren 39 MF Kisan Bag 40 MF Prohlad Roy 7 MF Harmanjot Khabra 8 MF Mohammed Rafique 9 MF Alvito D'Cunha 11 N.Zealand MF Leo Bertos 14 MF Mehtab Hossain 18 MF Subodh Kumar 20 MF Lalrindika Ralte 22 MF Sukhwinder Singh 24 MF Cavin Lobo 28 MF Shylo Malsawmtluanga 32 MF Baldeep Singh 33 MF Dipankar Roy 34 MF Abhinas Ruidas 36 MF Deepak Tirkey********** 35 FW Nilendra Dewan************* 37 FW Jiten Murmu 6 FW Baljit Sahni 44 FW Manas Sarkar************ 15 Nigeria FW Dudu Omagbemi 17 FW Joaquim Abranches 10 Nigeria FW Ranti Martins ====== MOHUN BAFAN 2014-15 1 GK Monotosh Ghosh 22 GK Shilton Pal (Captain) 24 GK Debjit Majumder 42 GK Vinay Singh 2 DF Pratik Chaudhari 4 DF Kingshuk Debnath 5 DF Dhanachandra Singh 12 DF Pritam Kotal 18 DF Sukhen Dey ?? DF Deepak Devrani 21 DF Anwar Ali 26 DF Shouvik Ghosh 36 Nigeria DF Bello Razaq 39 DF Suman Hazra 6 MF Bikramjit Singh 8 MF Lalkamal Bhowmick 10 Japan MF Katsumi Yusa 11 MF Denson Devadas 13 MF Randeep Singh 17 MF Ram Malik 20 MF Ujjal Howladar 23 MF Souvik Chakraborty 25 MF Tirthankar Sarkar 27 MF Adarsh Tamang 28 MF Sehnaj Singh 30 MF Pankaj Moula 34 MF Manish Bhargav 37 MF Prokash Roy ?? MF Aayushmaan Chaturvedi 7 FW Jeje Lalpekhlua 14 FW Chinadorai Sabeeth 15 FW Balwant Singh 16 Haiti FW Sony Norde 43 Cameroon FW Pierre Boya ====== BHARAT FC - 2014-15 27 GK Arindam Bhattacharya 21 GK Shahinlal Meloly 25 GK Harshad Meher 13 DF Dharmaraj Ravanan (on loan from FC Pune City) 2 Palestine DF Omar Jarun 26 DF Mehrajuddin Wadoo (on loan from FC Pune City) 28 DF Syed Nabi 3 DF Nallappan Mohanraj 19 DF Gouramangi Singh (captain) 20 DF Sabas Saleel 23 DF Naorem James Singh 5 DF Bikramjeet Singh 8 England DF Bobby Hassell 6 MF Dipendu Dowry 4 MF Tomba Singh 7 MF Adil Khan 10 Benin MF Romuald Boco 11 MF Simranjit Singh 29 MF Asif Kottayil 30 MF Tapan Maity 14 MF Steven Dias 16 MF Gunashekar Vignesh 18 MF Jayashelan Prasad 22 MF Lester Fernandez 24 FW Rajinder Kumar 17 FW Surojit Bose 9 New Zealand FW Kris Bright 12 FW Subhash Singh 15 FW Manjit Singh ====== MUMBAI FC 2014-15 1 GK Kunal Sawant 13 GK Nidhin Lal 33 GK Sanjiban Ghosh 3 Nigeria DF Chika Wali 4 DF Justin Stephen ?? DF Meldon D'Silva ?? DF Clyde Fernandes 14 DF Pradeep Mohanraj 15 DF Rahul Bheke 18 DF Kali Alaudeen 19 DF Allan Dias 27 DF Ritesh Perambra 5 MF Collin Abranches 6 MF Ashutosh Mehta 7 MF Reisangmei Vashum 8 MF Climax Lawrence (Captain) 9 MF Sampath Kuttymani 11 Japan MF Taisuke Matsugae 17 MF Shilton D'Silva 20 MF Paresh Shivalkar 21 MF Amoes 22 MF John Coutinho 23 MF Dane Pereira 24 MF Manuel D'Souza 28 MF Rohit Mirza 30 FW Cletus Paul 36 FW Abhishek Yadav 39 FW Nicholas Rodrigues 44 FW Milagres Gonsalves 10 Brazil FW Josimar 12 FW Mohammed Rafi 16 FW Jayesh Rane ====== ROYAL WAHINDOH 2014-15 ' 1 GK Nikhil Bernard 30 GK Bishorjit Singh 22 GK Prem Kumar Singh 27 DF Govin Singh 29 DF Ngouba Singh 32 DF Naoba Singh 4 DF Bowari Khongstia 5 DF Ningthoujam Samananda 6 DF C Lallawmzuala 12 DF Reagan Singh 24 DF Lalhmangaihsanga 19 DF Lalchhawnkima 20 Nigeria DF Loveday Enyinnaya 2 MF Marlanki Suting 21 T&T MF Densill Theobald 7 MF Malsawmtluanga 8 MF Godwin Franco 9 MF Nabachandra Singh 13 MF Loken Meitei 14 MF Milancy Khongstia 15 MF Sushil Meitei 16 MF Laldinmawia 18 Liberia FW Bekay Bewar 17 FW Nagen Tamang 23 North Korea FW Kim Seng-yong 25 FW Nadong Bhutia 10 FW Jackichand Singh 11 FW Satiyasen Singh ====== BENGALURU FC 2014-15 1 GK Pawan Kumar 25 GK Soram Anganba 28 GK Lalthuammawia Ralte 30 GK Ricardo Cardozo 2 DF Nanjangud Shivananju Manju 13 DF Rino Anto 23 DF Lalchhuan Mawia 24 DF Manpreet Singh 3 DF Vishal Kumar 4 Kenya DF Curtis Osano 5 DF Gurtej Singh 6 England DF John Johnson 20 DF Keegan Pereira 32 MF Shilton D'Silva 10 England MF Josh Walker 12 MF Thoi Singh 8 MF Malemngamba Meetei 14 MF Eugeneson Lyngdoh 15 MF Darren Caldeira 16 MF Shankar Sampingiraj 18 MF Beikhokhei Beingaichho 19 MF Siam Hanghal 21 FW Udanta Singh 31 FW C.K. Vineeth 17 FW Karan Sawhney 11 FW Sunil Chhetri (captain) 7 Australia FW Sean Rooney 9 FW Robin Singh ====== DEMPO SC 2014-15 1 GK Bruno Colaco 2 DF Debabrata Roy 3 DF Shallum Pires 4 DF Rowilson Rodrigues 5 England DF Calum Angus 6 MF Peter Carvalho 7 MF Alwyn George 8 Costa Rica MF Carlos Hernandez 9 Australia FW Tolgay Ozbey 11 FW Holicharan Narzary 12 FW Uttam Rai 13 GK Gurpreet Singh Charbal 14 MF Gabriel Fernandes 15 MF Clifford Miranda 16 DF Samir Subash Naik 17 MF Mandar Rao Desai 18 Afghaniathan DF Zohib Islam Amiri 20 DF Fulganco Cardozo 22 MF Vinit Rai 23 MF Jewel Raja 24 MF Lenny Rodrigues 25 DF Prabir Das 26 MF Germanpreet Singh 27 FW Joy Ferrao 30 MF Francis Fernandes 32 DF Nirmal Chettri 33 GK Laxmikant Kattimani 36 FW Sushil Kumar Singh 42 DF Narayan Das 43 MF Pronay Halder ?? DF Mahesh Gawli ?? DF Selwyn Fernandes ?? DF Prathamesh Maulingkar ?? MF Sahil Tavora ?? MF Nickson Castanha ?? FW Myron Fernandes ====== SALGAOCAR 2014-15 1 GK Karanjit Singh 2 Zambia DF Francis Kasonde 3 DF Augustin Fernandes 5 DF Gurjinder Kumar 6 MF Gilbert Oliveira 7 Scotland FW Darryl Duffy 8 FW Dawson Fernandes 9 MF Sanju Pradhan 10 Ivory Coast MF Douhou Pierre 11 MF Jaison Vales 12 FW Umesh Harijan 14 MF Karma Tsewang 15 DF Othallo Tabia 16 Yemen MF Khaled Baleid 17 DF Lenny Pereira 18 MF Thangjam Singh 19 DF Nicolau Colaco 20 MF Zakeer Mundampara 22 DF Pawan Kumar 23 MF Bikash Jairu 25 MF Rocus Lamare 27 GK Abhijit Das 28 FW Aslon Oliveira 29 MF Clifton Dias 33 MF James Fernandes 34 MF Brian Mascarenhas 36 DF Rosario Mendes 46 GK Subrata Paul ====== SPORTING GOA 2014-15 1 GK Ravi Kumar 3 DF Don Fernandes 4 DF Biswajit Saha 5 DF Keenan Almeida 8 Syria MF Mahmoud Amnah 9 T&Tobago FW Anthony Wolfe 10 Nigeria FW Odafe Onyeka Okolie (On loan from Churchill Brothers) 11 MF Jovel Martins 12 DF Creson Antao 13 MF Beevan D'Mello 14 FW Victorino Fernandes 15 MF Pratesh Shirodkar 16 FW Mauvin Borges 17 MF Brandon Fernandes 18 DF Rojen Singh 19 FW Sumit Passi 20 DF Chinta Chandrashekar Rao 21 MF Cajetan Fernandes 22 MF Joseph Pereira 23 MF Rowllin Borges 26 MF Velito Cruz 27 DF Joseph Clemente 28 DF Sandesh Jhingan (On loan from Kerala Blasters) 29 MF Royston Dsouza 30 Portugal DF Miguel Garcia 31 GK Kamaljit Singh 33 DF Joyner Lourenco 37 FW Marcus Masceranhas 38 FW Alber Gonsalves 40 GK Melroy Fernandes 49 GK Lalit Thapa ?? MF Glan Martins ====== SHILLONG LAJONG 2014-15 1 GK Kunzang Bhutia 2 DF Aiborlang Khongjee 3 DF Nim Dorjee Tamang 4 MF Rupert Nongrum 5 DF Sandeep Singh 6 N.Korea DF Minchol Son 7 MF David Ngaihte 8 MF Milan Singh 9 FW Durga Boro 10 FW Seminlen Doungel 11 T&Tobago FW Cornell Glen 12 MF Joseph Lalfakzuala 13 MF Boithang Haokip 14 MF Jacob Lalrawngbawla 15 DF Robin Gurung 16 MF Zodingliana Ralte 17 DF Jibon Singh 18 Nigeria MF Penn Orji 19 MF Redeem Tlang 21 GK Vishal Kaith 22 MF Lalram Muana 23 DF Soraisam Pritam Kumar Singh 24 FW Shaiborlang Kharpan 25 DF Khelemba Singh 26 DF Niawkorlang Kyndiah 28 DF Samuel Shadap 29 FW Bipin Singh 30 Brazil FW Uilliams Bomfim Souza 33 GK Rehenesh TP MF Alen Deory MF Issac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak ====== PUNE FC 2014-15 1 GK Amrinder Singh 2 Brazil DF Luciano Sabrosa 3 DF Matthew Gonsalves 6 DF Yumnam Raju 7 MF Bineesh Balan 8 MF Arata Izumi (captain) 9 Montenegro FW Darko Nikac 10 Portugal MF Edgar Marcelino 11 Japan MF Ryuji Sueoka 12 MF Ishfaq Ahmed 13 DF Zohmingliana Ralte 14 DF Denechandra Meitei 15 DF Anas Edathodika 16 MF Velington Rocha 17 MF Dhanpal Ganesh 18 DF Nawab Zeeshan 19 MF Nikhil Kadam 20 FW Prakash Thorat 21 MF Anthony D'Souza 22 GK Arup Debnath 23 MF Mumtaz Akhtar 24 DF Salam Ranjan Singh 25 DF Srikanth Ramu 26 MF Fanai Lalrempuia 27 MF Snehasish Chakraborty 28 FW Thongkhosiem Haokip 29 FW Syed Shoaib Ahmed 30 GK Avilash Paul 31 GK Moniruzzaman Ansari 32 MF Surojit Bose 33 DF Munmun Lugun 34 DF Henry Monsang 35 DF Jessel Carneiro 36 MF Lalram Luaha
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON31.05.2015 : PART - 9 : KFDC TEAM : Cornell Glen, the striker of Shillong Lazong are in the eye of the two Kolkata teams East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. Glen had a successful season with Shillong Lazong, scoring 16 goals in the I-League. Sources said that the striker from Trinidad and Tobago are already being offered by the giants of Kolkata.
Sanjay Sen who was adjudged as the best of I-League will going to continue as the coach of Mohun Bagan in the coming season. But, East Bengal are yet to finalize their coach. Elco Scattorie, the Dutch man are released after the I League and the East Bengal officials are in discussion to finalize their coach.
Sources said, Subash Bhowmick may join as the coach of Red and Gold, but he needs a confirmation from the AIFF as he does not hold any coaching license. Meanwhile, Santosh Kashap are also being offered by East Bengal, though nothing is finalized till now.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON21.05.2015 : PART - 8 : KFDC TEAM : East Bengal is talking with the Nigerian striker Odafa Okolie. Sources said that the Nigerian striker, who is currently playing as a loan player for Sporting Clube are interested to finalize a deal with the Red and Gold but Sporting also talking with him to stay him for an another year. East Bengal will going to release Dudu Omegbemi as the footballer are demanding an exorbitant amount. The East Bengal officials are likely to have a discussion within a short span.
The Bangaluru FC striker Robin Singh had a round of talks with Mohun Bagan. The agreement between Robin and Bangaluru FC will came to an end at the conclusion of the I League. It is likely that the deal between Mohun Bagan and will be finalized soon.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON19.05.2015 : PART - 7 : KFDC TEAM : Rahneesh T.P, is likely to join Mohun Bagan. Rahneesh, who is currently playing for Shillong Lazong will going to sign for the Kolkata club. Sources said that Mohun Bagan are in the process of releasing Denson Devadasa, Shilton Paul, C.S.Sabeth and Jeje Lalkeplua.
The Mohun Bagan officials are interested to renew the contract with Sony Nordi and Katsumi Yusa, but they are releasing Piea Bioa. We already mentioned in our previous review that Sanjoy Sen will continue to seat at the dug out of Mohun Bagan in the forth coming season.
Meanwhile the news from the Red and Gold camp is, Ausotosh Mehta the midfielder of Mumbai FC will going to join as the deal are in the final stage. East Bengal finalize the deal with goalkeeper Abhra Mondal for yet another year, but they are in search of an experienced goalkeeper. The officials are having an initial talk with Shilton Paul as the deal are in the primary stages.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON14.05.2015 : PART - 6 : KFDC TEAM : East Bengal officials are in discussion with Subash Bhowmick after Trevor Morgan and Karim Bensharifa. Sources said that the officials are having a series of discussion with the experienced coach in the last few days who was one of architect of East Bengal's Asian Cup trimph.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON12.05.2015 : PART - 5 : KFDC TEAM In our previous report we mentioned that the Moroccan coach Karim Bensharifa are likely to join a Kolkata club in the coming season. Karim had already resigned from Pune FC.
The latest news which our team had received is that, Karim already had a discussion with the officials of East Bengal. A group of East Bengal officials are interested to sign Karim Bensharifa though they had a round of discussion with Trevor James Morgan. East Bengal General Secretary Kalyan Mazumdar feels that a coach will be deputed who had a taste of winning the I-League.
Karim Bensharifa won the I-League when he was managing the Goan outfit Salgaokar Sports Club. Next few weeks will be a tough time for the East Bengal officials to finalize the coach, Karim Bensharifa or Trevor James Morgan.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON10.05.2015 : PART - 4 : KFDC TEAM : East Bengal will going to release all their foreigners except Ranty Martins, who already have an agreement for two years. The news which we have received that Dudu Omegbemi, Milan Susak and Leo Bertos will be released at the end of the season.
East Bengal officials are unable to pay the exorbitant amount which Dudu demand and decided to release the Nizeriazn defender. East Bengal have extend the agreement with Souimik Dey, Dipak Kumar Mondal the two experienced deep defenders and Louis Bareto, the goalkeeper. The two young stars Abhinash Ruidash, Jiten Murmu will going to extend their agreement with East Bengal.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON06.05.2015 : PART - 3 : KFDC TEAM : Despite the loss against Bharat FC, Sanjay Sen will going to continue as the Chief coach of Mohun Bagan in the coming season. This is the decision of the Mohun Bagan officials few days ago, though the announcement is yet to declare. Sanjoy are having a dream season as Mohun Bagan are one of the contenders of the I-League tittle. If Mohun Bagan can achieve the triumph then Sanjay's name will be in the list of the successful coaches in the history of Indian football.
The young striker from Manipur Jackiechad Singh are also in the short list of Mohun Bagan. East Bengal officials and a senior footballer already had a discussion with Jackiechad who is currently playing for Royal Wahingdoh.
Meanwhile, the East Bengal officials are having a series of discussion with the British coach Trevor James Morgan. It is almost confirm that Elco Schattorie, the Dutch coach will be released by East Bengal at the end of I-League. So, it can be said that the reign of Trevor Morgan are on the scenario. Morgan, will be free at the end of the I-League as his agreement with Dempo Sports Club will come to an end.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON02.05.2015 : PART - 2 : KFDC TEAM : Will Dudu Omegbemi continue with East Bengal in the 2015-16 season. The news we have received from a reliable sources, the Nigerian striker demanding an amount, which is more than a crore. The East Bengal officials are not in a position to afford such a exorbitant payment.
In this context they are in touch with the Australian striker Tolgey Ozbey who is currently playing for the Dempo Sports Club. The Nigerian goal machine Ranty Martins will going to continue with East Bengal as he has an agreement of two years with the Kolkata Club.
But, East Bengal's main target is to sign the young striker from Manipur, Jackiechad Singh. One BREAKING NEWS ......Karim Bensharifa may join in any club from Kolkata club in the coming season.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON30.04.2015 : PART - 1 : KFDC TEAM : The football season 2014-15 are approaching towards the end. The officials of the different football clubs are busy to build up their team for the coming season. Though the rule of AIFF says that the clubs may finalize the deal for the new season only after the end of the I League.
The recruiting officer of East Bengal are in the scenario as they have finalize some of the footballers. Sources said that the Red and Gold have extend the agreement with Goalkeeper Abhijit Mondal, Abhra Mondal and Central defender Arnab Mondal and Robert Lalthlanga. East Bengal has already finalize the deal with midfielders Cavin Lobo, Sylo Malsumtulunga and Harmonjot Singh Khabra.
Who will be in the dug out of East Bengal ? It is confirm that the Dutch Elco Schattotie will not going to continue as the coach of East Bengal. East Bengal officials are in close contact with the British coach Trevor James Morgan. Though the deal are in the preliminary stages, but it seems that Trevor will going to return back to Red and Gold in the coming season.
East Bengal's prime target in the 2014-15 year is to finalize the deal with Jackiechad Singh, u-23 Indian team's young talented striker from Manipur. Jachiechad have already prove his class in the domestic competitions – Federation Cup and I League. The other I League playing clubs including his current Club Royal Wahingdoh are in a mood to sign the Manipuri striker in their favor.
Mohun Bagan officials are still in acute financial problem as the payment of the footballers are pending in the current season. The officials are busy in General Election which is schedule in the middle of this month. In this context the I League leaders are yet to start discussing with the footballers regarding the deal of the coming season.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONCHANMARI FC APPOINTED NEW HEAD COACH HC ZARZOLIANA
30.06.2015 : PART 33 : : HC Zarzoliana has been appointed as new head coach of newly promoted Chanmari FC of Mizoram. the Aizwal based coach of the Mizoram Premier League winner Dinthar FC and past Ramhlun South LC Team winner of NECS Cup and asst coach of Santosh Trophy winner MIZORAM.
He was the coach of Government Chawngfianga Middle School, Kolasib, the only the third side ever from Mizoram who lift the Subroto Cup for the boys’ sub-junior (under-14) and declared the best coach of the Tournament. He was the asst coach of Mizoranm XI against the match against Germany club Hoffenheim in may 2014. While Malsawmfela, Lalrosanga, Joseph Lalnunpuia, Rochhingpuia, MS Dawngliana stay with Chanmari FC for 2015-16 season.
Goan side Salgaocar SC appointed their new foreign coach 47 years old Malky Thomson who was experienced with Blackpool Football Club, LIMERICK FOOTBALL CLUB, Rangers Football Club, Aberdeen, Hibs, Celtic, Dundee United, Inverness Caley Thistle, Birmingham and Al Ahli under Ex Irish International David O'Leary. While coaching in Al Ahli outfit where he finds himself coaching stars such as Fabio Cannavaro and whose playing career started off with Sir Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONDERRICK PERIRA,LIKELY TO JOIN PUNE FC AS COACH
29.06.2015 : PART 32 : : Derrick Perira, likely to join Pune FC as coach. Derrick was the coach of Salgaogar in the recently concluded season, may to take a transfer to Pune FC. Salgaocar already searching for their new foreign coach and discussing with Malky Thomson. In fact Derrick will going to start his second innings may be at Pune FC. Sources said that Sujit Chakraborty who was the Assistant coach of East Bengal, currenty associated with the youth devolopement of Red and Gold are likely to join the Academy of Pune FC. Ranjan Chowdhury was bthe Pune Academy youth coach.
At last Mohun Bagan wins the race. After a long drama between the arch rivals , Mohun Bagan are successful to sign an agreement with Balwant Singh.Though the decision regarding the Marquee footballer and the remaining foreign recruits are still pending.
Mohun Bagan to start their pre-season training from 16th of July, while East Bengal's pre-season are to commence from the 6th of July. Robert Lalthmuala, the defender of eastv Bengal has been selected EAST BENGAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2014-15 SEASON WILL BE AWARDED IN EAST BENGAL DAY ON 1ST AUGUST 2015.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONSALGAOCAR APPOINTED MALCOLM AS HEAD COACH
26.06.2015 : PART 31 : : Salgaocar FC officially announced the signing of Scottish coach, Malcolm Thomson, fondly known as Malky, as their new Head coach for the upcoming season.
Malky brings to the table a wealth of coaching experience having worked with clubs such as Celtic, Rangers, Blackpool FC, Birmingham City, Limerick, Dundee United and Inverness. Malky is expected to arrive in Goa by mid-July to take over the reins from Derrick Pereira whose 2-year contract at the club ended this summer. Malky has worked in Asia previously having had a stint with Al Ahli in Dubai.
Pune FC had promoted 6 of its player from the U19 team to the senior team. They are: Altamash Sayed, Myron Mendes, Asheer Akhtar, Chesterpaul Lyngdoh, Dimple Bhagat, Md. Ashique. The boys played U-19 I-League and U-19 IFA Shield this year.
East Bengal signed South Korean striker 21 year old Do Dong Hung. Do is a attacking midfielder played for North East United in the inaugural ISL. The promising midfielder played for Australian A-League club Brisbane Roar, before moving to Japanese side FC Gifu. His dribbling abilities on the wing make him a dangerous goal-creating threat. Do played 4 matches in ISL - 2014 for North east United.
Dempo Sports Club are yet to release their footballer, though they have deputed Maricio Alfanso as their chief coach.Sources said they will release Narayan Das,Pranay Halder and Prabir Das only after receiving a transfer fee of 30 lacks.Romeo Fernandez will play for Dempo in the forth coming season as per the news received by us from a reliable sources.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONPUNE FC WILL RENEW CONTRACT WITH NIKHIL KADAM.
24.06.2015 : PART 30 : : Pune FC will renew the contract with the young talented midfeilder Nikhil Kadam. Sources said that goalkeeper Amarindra Singh, striker Thongkhosium Haokip, midfielder Prakash Thorat and central defender Mathew Gonjalves will be retain by Pune FC. The inclusion of overseas footballer are yet to finalize.
Balwant Singh will going to sign in Mohun Bagan. The Panjabi striker are likely to sign the agreement shortly. Jeje Lalpekhuha are in the eyes of East Bengal and Pune FC. Sources said that Jeje might be released by Bagan, while Bikramjit Singh will going to continue in Mohun Bagan for yet another year.
I-League 2015-16 Promoted Team Aizwal FC has sighed Winger H. Lalmuankima (Mka) from Chanmari FC
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WHO WILL BE IN THE DUGOUT OF UNITED SPORTS ?
23.06.2015 : PART 29 : :Austin Amutu will going to replace Dudu Omegbemi ? After a positive discussion with the Japanese midfielder Do Dong Huan East Bengal officials are in discussion with the Canadian striker Ian Hume and the Nigerian striker Austin Amutu.
Hume played for Kerala Blasters in the last ISL ,signed for Atletico De Kolkata for the upcoming season. Austin is a 23 years old Nigerian International played some important international matches in the recent past. The talks are at the primary stages with these two footballers.
Sanjay Balmuchu signed for Mohun Bagan. The 23-years old center-back last played for Mohammedan Sporting Club in 2014-15 I-League 2nd Division.
United Sports Club are to participate in the Kolkata Premier League. The team management will going to start the signing procedures of the footballers shortly. According to the sources Subrata Bhattacharjee will going to be deputed as the coach of Purple Brigade
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONEAST BENGAL ARE LIKELY TO SIGN DO DONG HUAN WHILE EX-DEMPO PLAYER SIGNED.
22.06.2015 : PART 28 : :The South Korean midfielder Do Dony Hyun are likely to join East Bengal .Sources said that Do will join as a footballer of the Asian Quota. The discussion with the Korean midfielder are positive and he is likely to sign the agreement shortly. Do participated in the 1st Indian Super League as a footballer of the North East United.
The young Korean attacker played for Australian A-League club Brisbane Roar for one season, before moving to Japanese side FC Gifu. His dribbling abilities on the wing make him a dangerous goal-creating threat. Do played 4 matches in ISL - 2014 for North east United.
Dempo Sports Club's left back Narayan Das signed for East Bengal. The deal matured finally when Narayan signed the agreement today. Sources said that Pranay Halder are to sign the agreement of East Bengal shortly.
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21.06.2015 : PART 27 : We mentioned in our previous news that, Romeo Fernandez is being offered by the Kolkata Giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. The update news is, the discussion between Romeo and Mohun Bagan are in the final stage.
Dempo Sports Club's wing back Narayan Das and midfielder Prabir Das are likely to join East Bengal. These two footballers are having a round of discussion as the deal are likely to finalize shortly. East Bengal are in search of a goalkeeper after releasing Abhijit Mondal and Subasish Roy Chowdhury. While Rakesh Masih and Surabuddin Mollick signed for east Bengal.
East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will start their pre-season trainning from the 2nd week of July. IFA CFL PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER TRANSFER WILL START FROM 10th JULY AT IFA OFFICE.
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BISWAJIT BHATTACHARYYA APPOINTED AS THE NEW COACH OF EAST BENGAL
19.06.2015: PART 26 JAYDIP DASGUPTA : The Indian International Biswajit Bhattacharyya joined East Bengal as Coach. Today in a press meeting at East Bengal Club Media Center the news was officially announced by the Red and Gold President Dr Pranab Dasgupta.
Biswajit Bhattachajee has the experience of managing the Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting, though this is his first assignment in East Bengal.Biswajit has worked as a coach in United SC, Port Trust, Chirag Kerala. won 2009-10 CFL Premier League title for Mohun Bagan.
He was in charge of the Kolkata Premier Division club George Telegraph last year. His contract with East Bengal will last for a year.Biswajit played in East Bengal from 1983 to 1988 and had to quit following a serious road accident.
SHORT COACHING CARRER : STAT BY LALTU CHAKRABORTY
Earlier Peerless Coach - City AC Coach : DFB - Germany Coeaching Licence
Mohammdan Sporting Club : (2005-06. Helped Mohammedan Sporting to reach in the premier division of NFL)
Mohun Bagan : 2006 ( March 7 to completion of 10th NFL. Replaced Jahar Das after 7 th round of NFL. He resigned after Bagan's losing to Dempo SC in Durand Cup semi-final). As Mohun Bagan coach of NFL from 12th March to end of the NFL ( 18th Round) Mohun Bagan won 8 drew1 lost 1 and postponed match 1. Lost to East Bengal 1-3.
United Sports Club - Kolkata : (2007-08)
2008 : Cal Port Trust, He was appointed Coach of Jammu & Kashmir Santosh Trophy Team.
2009 : Cal Port Tust - win sikkim Governors Gold Cup.
Mohun Bagan : 2010 (31st March 2010 to 4 June 2010) Win CFL Premier League 2009-10 beat United SC 1-0 in the last match. Opponent Coach was Subrata Bhattacharyya. Team Eas MMB : Sangram, Surkumar, Dipak, Azim, Mohinraj, Masih, Souvik, Isfaq ( James 53' ), Barreto, Seuoka, Chidi....Team Of CU : Sandeep, Dhanarajan, Du, Arnab, Subhasish, Denson, Sankar ( Jayanta 25' ), Gouranga Dutta, Soumik, Asim, Joshimar (C).
George Telegraph : 2011.
Chirag Kerala : (On 28th Feb, he was appointed as the technical director in I-League 2011-12 foe last 7 matches)
George Telegraph : 2012-14.
Bengal State Team : Coach (1994-96, 2006-07) TD (2014,2015)
19.06.2015 :Balwant Singh will going to sign in Mohun Bagan shortly. Sources said that the discussion are quite positive and the Panjabi striker are to sign in favor of Bagan. Balwant was offered by East Bengal but it seems that Mohun Bagan will win the deal finally.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON6'-4" height forward GEORGIE WELCOME LIKELY TO BE THE MARQUEE FOOTBALLER OF BAGAN
18.06.2015 : PART - 25 : The Goan midfielder Lenny Rodriges and Subash Singh joined Mohun Bagan. Mohun Bagan officials are in discussion with these two footballers for last couple of days and finally the agreement signed today.
Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins are likely to join Mohun Bagan as Marquee footballer. 6 feet 4 inches height Georgie is a striker from Honduras. In 2014 he played in Bec Tero Sasana, currently playing for Siam Navy in the Premier League of Thailand. Georgie was a member of the Honduras national team and played 31 matches which includes the Olympic games in 2008.
Sources said that the Mohun Bagan recruiting officers are in discussion with the Honduran footballer and the agreement will be finalized shortly. As of February 2013, he has earned a total of 31 caps, scoring 4 goals for Honduras National Team. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup and all three games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ( Clile (Lost), Spain (Lost) and switzerland (drew) in Gr H) .
East Bengal are yet to declare the name of their Head Coach officially even after receiving a confirmation from the British coach. East Bengal officials are still in discussion with Biswajit Bhattacharjee though they have declare the name of Sammy Omello as the assistant coach.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONGUSTAVA JOINED MOHUN BAGAN
17.06.2015 : PART - 24 : The Brazilian central defender Gustava Silva joined Mohun Bagan. Sources said that Gustava will be on trail during the CFL. If his performance impress Sanjay Sen then only he will be in the I League squad of Mohun Bagan. He last played in Major League Soccer club Orlando City SC. He Scored 6 goals in 142 matches in his career.
Gustava is the second overseas footballer after Katsumi Yusa who joined Mohun Bagan. The joining of Lenny Rodriges and Subash Singh are almost confirm in Bagan. It is expected that both the footballer will sign the agreement shortly.
Years Team 2007–2010 - Tigres do Brasil 2008 - Potiguar (loan) 2008 - CRB (loan) 2009 - Duque de Caxias (loan) 2010 - Ipatinga 2010–2011 - Boavista 2010 - Duque de Caxias (loan) 2011–2014 - Flamengo 2012 - Atletico Goianiense (loan) 2013 - Boavista (loan) 2013 - Ceara (loan) 2014 - Boavista (loan) 2014 - Vila Nova 2015 - Orlando City
Midfielder, Romeo Fernandez are in the eyes of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. Romeo are currently loaned in a Brazilian club Atletico Peraneance from Dempo Sports Club. The Kolkata giants are already had a series of discussion with Romeo. But Romeo requires a cleareance from Dempo Sports Club before he signs to any other club. It is expected that the transfer of Romeo Fernandez will be a point of attraction in the transfer market.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONC.S.SABEETH signed EAST BENGAL WHILE SAMMY OMELLO DEPUTED AS THE ASSISTANT COACH OF EAST BENGAL
16.06.2015 : PART - 23 : KFDC TEAM : The Keniyan International Samuel Pamzo Omello joined East Bengal as the Assistant Coach.Sammy Omollo is a familiar face to the East Bengal fanatics as this central defender was a member of East Bengal from 1996 - 1998 before he joined Mohun Bagan where he played till 2001.He represented the Keniyan National team in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and in African Nations Cup.
Sammy Omollo currently manages Zetech College FC which plays in the FKF Provincial League. The Keralian striker C.S.Sabeeth joins East Bengal in a years contract, Sabeeth was released by Mohun Bagan at the end of I-League.
The Keralian striker C.S.Sabeeth joins East Bengal in a years contract, Sabeeth was released by Mohun Bagan at the end of I-League. Sabeeth now under training in "FPAI ORGANISHED" AFC "D" lisence coaching course at east Bengal Ground alongwith Bhaichung Bhutia, Renedy Singh, Sandip Nandy, Abhijit Mondol etc.
East Bengal are in discussion with the left back of Dempo, Narayan Das. Meanwhile the coach of Mohan Bagan, Sanjay Sen along with the Mohun Bagan officials today discussed their plan and stategy regarding the next years team.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONAir India player Awa Emmanuel Aja MOHAMMEDHAN SPORTING.
16.06.2015 : PART - 22 : KFDC TEAM : After Signing Ezeh Henry from Air India, Mohammedan SC signed another Air India player Awa Emmanuel Aja. The Air india left stopper played for the team in 2013-14 season being transfered from Kolkata side Railway FC. Played Nadkarni Cup and Mumbai Elite league for Air India Successfully.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONMORGAN AGREES TO JOIN EAST BENGAL
15.06.2015 : PART - 21 : KFDC TEAM : The British coach Trevor James Morgan agrees to join East Bengal. Sources said that the British coach today mailed his consent to the East Bengal officials. So, it is expected that Trevor's name will be announced officially by the Red and Gold shortly if other aspects of the contract works favorably. Sources further added that Trevor will be in charge of the pre-season training which is expected to start at the middle of July.
Trevor will going to take charge of the team finally at the conclusion of the Indian Super League. Meanwhile, in the Kolkata Premier league an Indian coach will be in charge whoso name will be finalize shortly.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONEZEH HENRY, former Air India, Ongc and Mumbai FC striker signed Mohammedan SC
15.06.2015 : PART - 20 : KFDC TEAM : Mohammedan Sporting Club signed Ezeh HENRY, former striker of Air India, ONGC and Mumbai FC .Mohammedan Sporting is Kolkata Premier Division team who played in the 2nd division of I League.
Henry was a member of Calcutta Port Trust which won the Sikkim Governor's gold Cup in the year 2009 defeating BNR by a margin of 1-0.
Henry played former I-League 1st Division Team JCT in 2009 (loaned from Port Trust), Mumbai FC (In 2010, scored a brace against East Bengal I-League), Air India (scored against East Bengal, as the match ended in 1-1 draw in2012-13 I-League. He Scored 9 goals in I League 2011-12 and 6 goals in 2011-12 for Air India).
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONEAST BENGAL YET TO DECLARE THEIR COACH
13.06.2015 : PART - 19 : KFDC TEAM : The East Bengal officials are yet to finalize their coach for the up coming season.Sources said that East Bengal will declare the name of the coach within a day or two. Trevor James Morgan, the British coach are leading the run.Morgan will going to join the Red and Gold after the ISL as he has a contract with Kerala Blaster. Sources said that the officials are of the opinion that in Kolkata league an Indian coach will be in charge who will act as Morgan's deputy in I League. But we have to wait and see who seats in the dugout finally.
Balwant Singh likely to continue in Mohun Bagan. The Bagan officials are having a series of discussion with Balwant, though the decision regrading Balwant's transfer is still pending.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON12.06.2015 : PART - 18 : KFDC TEAM : EAST BENGAL RELEASED DUDU OMAGBEMI
East Bengal released the Nizerian striker Dudu Omegbemi and goalkeeper Abhijit Mondal. Dudu demand an exhorbiant amount which was denied by East Bengal. Joakhim Abrenches extend his term for a year with EastBengal. The Goan striker Lenny Rodriges are likely to join Mohan Bagan. Lenny was also offered by East Bengal. The drama of transfer regarding Balwant Singh are yet to be matured.
East Bengal will finalize their coach shortly. Now we have to wait and see who will be in the dug out of Red and Gold. British Coach, Trevor James Morgan, Deerek Perera or Biswajit Bhattacharyya. ??
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON10.06.2015 : PART - 17 : KFDC TEAM : NEWS UPDATE ABOUT SONY NORDI
We mentioned in our previous review regarding the signing of Sony Nordi. The finance Secretary of Mohun Bagan, Debasish Dutta today stated that Sony will going to continue as the formalities regarding the agreement will be completed in due course. Sony Nordi are also discussing with Shek Jamal Dhanmandi of Bangladesh. The officials of Dhanmandi are of the opinion that Sony is likely to join them shortly. So,time will say who will win finally - Mohun Bagan or Dhanmandi.
Kingshuk Debnath, the central defender and Pratik Chowdhury the midfielder will going to continue with Mohun Bagan in the up coming season.
The discussion between East Bengal and Balwant Singh are in the final stage. The latest news we which had received till late night, that Balwant has given his consent regarding his joining in Red and Gold but the agreement is yet to be signed.
SONY NORDI - PERFORMANCE in 2014-15 I-LEAGUE (MOHUN BAGAN)
PLAYED (LINE-up 19)
SCORED 9 Goals
(SCG, Royal (Both Leg), Bharat FC-2, Salgaocar, Bengaluru-2, Mumbai FC)
YELLOW CARD - 3.
RED CRD - 1 ( Vs DEMPO)
The Goan midfielder Lenny Rodrigues are in the list of both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. Both the clubs had discussion with the Goan medio. It is expected that Lenny may decise to play in Kolkata, any one of two Giant Clubs.
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KATSUMI YUSA SIGNS FOR MOHUN BAGAN
09.06.2015 : PART - 16 : The Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa agreed to sign an agreement of two years in favor of Mohun Bagan. Sources said that at last Katsumi decided to continue with Mohun Bagan though he had a lucrative offer from Bharat FC. Katsumi Yusa scored 7 goals in 20 games for Mohun Bagan in 2014-15 I-LEAGUE. This will be his 2nd term of Mohun Bagan coming from ONGC. In Last I-League he Scored against Pune FC, Shillong Lajong, Sporting goa, Bengaluru FC, Salgaocar and 2 goals against Mumbai FC.
The central defender Raju Eknath Gaikwad decided to join Mohun Bagan in a two years contract. Raju joined East Bengal after he became graduate from the Tata Football Academy. East Bengal released Raju at the end of I League as his contract came to an end.
Meanwhile East Bengal have offered Balwant Singh, the striker of Mohun Bagan, while Mohun Bagan are showing their interest on East Bengal's midfeilder Larim Dika Raltey.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON08.06.2015 : PART - 15 : SANJAY SEN WILL BE IN THE MARINERS DUGOUT
Sanjay Sen will continue to seat in the dug out of Mohun Bagan. In a meeting with Mohun Bagan high official Debasish Dutta , the I League winning coach agreed to continue as he had submitted a list of 30 probable footballers. Sanjay Sen adjudged as the best coach in the currently concluded I-League.
Meanwhile, East Bengal are still in a dilemma to finalize the coach for the up coming season. After Tevor Morgan, Karim Bensharifa, Subash Bhowmick, Santosh Kashyap East Bengal are in discussion with Derrick Perira also. This Indian international are having a vast experienced of managing I League clubs like Mahindra United, Pune FC and Salgaokar Sports Club.
While John Johnson, the British deep defender of Bangaluru FC was in the target of Mohun Bagan. The agreement of two years between Johnson and Bangaluru FC are over at the end of the I League but source said Curtis Osano and John Jonson both have agreed to stay with Bengaluru FC for an another season.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON06.06.2015 : PART - 14 : Bello Rasaq Signed East Bengal, next target is Katsumi Yusa
The Nigerian deep defender Bello Oladimejui Rasaq confirmed his joining in East Bengal. Bello, who scored the all important goal for Mohun Bagan against Bangaluru FC singed East Bengal's agreement today before he left for his home town at Nigeria. Bello Rasaq was loaned to Mohun Bagan from Tollygunge Agragami and was the tower of strength in the Mohun Bagan's central defense.
Bello is one of the experienced overseas footballer in the country played a number of important matches. He was the member of United Sports that won the IFA Shield in the year 2012 and was adjudged as the Best Defenderd of the current edition of I League.
Fulgancio Cordozo, the central defender of Dempo Sports Club are likely to sign for Bharat FC, while Justine Stephen, Sampath Kuttymani & Ashutosh Mehta of Mumbai FC are in discussion with Bharat FC.Ausotosh Mehta are also interested to join East Bengal though the deal are yet to be finalized
East Bengal are in discussion with Katsumi Yusa, the Japanese midfielder of Mohun Bagan and Douhou Pierre, the midfielder of Ivory Coast, who played for Salgaocar in the last season.
Katsumi Yusa are also being offered by Bharat FC the new franchisee club in Indian football.Though the talks are in primary stage . East Bengal has signed Salgaocar's Bikas Jairu and Mumbai FC's Rahul Bheke while Mohun Bagan officials are talking with Cornell Glen.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON04.06.2015 : PART - 13 : MORGAN OFFERED AGAIN BY EAST BENGAL
Who will be the coach of East Bengal. The East Bengal officials are yet to finalize as the latest news which we have received is, Trevor Morgan are once again being offered. East Bengal Club's main sponsor U.B.Group are of the opinion that Morgan is the right person to join as the coach.
Meanwhile a source said that Masood Bola Abdul Aziz are also being offered. We have to wait for some days as the decision regarding the coach of East Bengal will be decided soon.
Odafa Signs for Sporting Clube de Goa
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON04.06.2015 : PART - 12 : The season has barely got over and Sporting Clube de Goa have already made an exciting splash into the transfer market with the acquisition of Nigerian talisman Odafa Okolie who re-signed for the Flaming Oranje, at the club headquarters in Panjim on Thursday.
29 YEARS OLD Nizerian goal machine Odafa OkOlie signs for Sporting CLube De Goa at the headquarters of Sporting Goa at Panaji today. This is officially announced by the I League club Sporting Clube. Odafa joined Sporting Goa mid-way through the season from Churchill Brothers. After impressing with eight goals in nine appearances which helped the club stay afloat they decided to extend his contract for next season.
ODAFA OKOLIE - PERFORMANCE in 2014-15 I-LEAGUE (SPORTING GOA)
PLAYED (LINE-up 9)
SCORED 8 Goals
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON04.06.2015 : PART - 11 : KFDC TEAM : BENGALURU FC : 2 awards winner Lyngdoh Stay with the team
Bangaluru Fc today officially announced the signing of a host of footballers for the up coming season.The best midfielder of the I-League Eugeneson Lyngdoh agreed to sign in a new two years contract. Lyngdoh's contract are till the end of 2016-17 season.Midfielder Joshua Walker too was handed a one-year deal with the club having the option to add another year to it.
Bangaluru today finalize the deal with the young footballers who are the prospect of Indian football in the coming days. Shankar Sampingiraj ,Rino Anto, Lalchhuanmawia, Udanta Singh, Lalthuammawia Ralte, CK Vineeth and Beikhokhei Beingaichho today agreed to sign a three years deal with Bangaluru FC.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASON02.06.2015 : PART - 10 : KFDC TEAM : SONY NORDI updates
The Haitian striker Sony Nordi will going to continue his agreement with Mohun Bagan now in question mark. According to a reliable source Sony leaving for the National Camp at Haiti. Sony had a successful season with Mohun Bagan, who was instrumental in Mohun Bagan's I League win.
SONY NORDI - PERFORMANCE in 2014-15 I-LEAGUE ( MOHUN BAGAN)
PLAYED (LINE-up 19)
SCORED 9 Goals
( SCG, Royal (Both Leg), Bharat FC-2, Salgaocar, Bengaluru-2, Mumbai FC )
YELLOW CARD - 3.
RED CRD - 1 ( Vs DEMPO)
Meanwhile the drama continue in the Red and Gold camp regarding the selection and finalize of coach. Sorces said that the sponcers of East Bengal U.B.Group are interest to sign Trevor Morgan, who had a successful tenure with East Bengal. East Bengal officials already had a series of discussion with Subash Bhowmick who needs a confirmation from the AIFF as he does not have any coaching lisence.
SEIMINLEN DOUNGEL and KIM JOINS BANGALURU FC
Bangaluru FC signed an agreement with Kim Seng Young and Seiminlen Doungel for the up coming season. The Korean striker had a season with Kim joined the North Eastern team Rangdajied United, from where he shift to Royal Wahingdoh last year. Meanwhile Bangaluru Fc are releasing Shaun Rooney whoso contract of two years are over after the I League.
SEMILEN DOUNGEL - PERFORMANCE in 2014-15 I-LEAGUE (SHILLONG LAJONG)
PLAYED (LINE-up 15)
SCORED 1 (EAST BENGAL)
YELLOW CARD - 1.
The striker from Manipur striker Seiminlen Doungel signed a two years agreement with Bangaluru FC. Len came into the limelight during Trevor Morgan's era in East Bengal. Last year Len had an agreement with Shillong Lazong from where he opt to join Bangaluru FC.
KIM YOUNG - PERFORMANCE in 2014-15 I-LEAGUE ( ROYAL WAHINDOH)
PLAYED (LINE-up 19)
SCORED 5 (MFC, SLFC, BENGALURU FC, SPORTING, BHARAT)
YELLOW CARD - 2.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER- 2015-16 SEASONSporting Clube de Goa has completed the signing of the 18-year old Nigerian striker Ndidi Chukwuma
31.07.2015 : PART - 44 : SCG Press Release: 01.08.2015 : Sporting Clube de Goa has completed the signing of the 18-year old Nigerian striker Ndidi Chukwuma at the SCG office in Campal, on Saturday. Ndidi which translates as Endurance in English is the son of SCG official Clifford Chukwuma and the younger brother of Chukwudi who is currently playing his club football in Europe, for FK Teplice in the Czech Republic.
Ndidi has studied and played for the Don Bosco School, in Panjim and is fully acquainted to life in Goa after moving here with his family seven years ago. “It is great to have you back,” remarked the Don Bosco School Principal Rev Fr. Avin Carvalho. “Ndidi was a hard working footballer for our School and I am sure he will be successful with Sporting Clube de Goa,” stated Fr. Avin.
By studying at Don Bosco and growing up in a football household has given the well-mannered Ndidi the game intelligence to prosper. As Ndidi is a foreigner he was not allowed to play in the Goa Football Association age group tournaments, but this has not stifled his progress. “When my father was coaching Sesa Football Academy, I used to play in some practice matches to get experience,” revealed Ndidi.
Ndidi is a Manchester United supporter and his favourite player is Cristiano Ronaldo. Ndidi was excited in 2012 to travel to Bangalore for training under the Coaches from Old Trafford after impressing in a talent hunt competition. He has also won the SAG U-16 tournament with his School, after being put through his paces by Don Bosco PE teacher Francis Raposa.
“In Indian football we usually recruit foreign players based on a short trial or a recommendation, but we have seen Ndidi grow up and recognise his potential,” reasoned Sporting Goa’s manager Angelo Albuquerque.Ndidi is the third footballer from Don Bosco in recent weeks to sign for the Flaming Oranje. Akeraj Martins and Isaac Negredo are the other two.
“The signing of Ndidi is in keeping with the policy of Clube President Peter Vaz to groom young talent and give them the opportunities to show case their skills,” stated SCG CEO Victor Fernandes.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONBengaluru FC has signed Alwyn George A One-Year Deal
29.07.2015 : PART - 43 : BFC Press Release: 29.07.2015 : Bengaluru FC have signed midfielder Alwyn George on a one-year deal with the club having the option of extending it by a year, the Blues announced on Wednesday. Ashley Westwood, in his pre-season press conferenceon Monday, had mentioned about the possibility of filling in three to four slots on the team for the new season and George’s signing marks the beginning of the process.
A product of the Tata Football Academy where he spent a little more than three years, George went on to play for Pailan Arrows before spending two seasons at Dempo who were relegated from the I-League last season. He has also played for the senior and under-23 national teams.
Having caught Westwood’s eye the moment the gaffer saw him train with the national team, George was always on the Blues’ radar. “We’re delighted to have Alwyn on the team. He is the first Indian player who had my attention simply because of the potential and natural ability he put on display. A lot more was expected of him but, for whatever the reasons be, he hasn’t been able to do justice to his potential. He’s certainly a player who we can improve and get him back to his best. I see this signing as an asset to the team,” said Westwood of his latest acquisition.
George was part of the Dempo squad over the last two seasons but struggled to get adequate playing time which even saw him lose his spot in the national team. But the talented youngster believes his stint at BFC will be the perfect springboard he needs. “I am really excited to have signed for Bengaluru FC. No one comes close to them when it comes to running things professionally and I am glad I will get to experience that first-hand. The last couple of years haven’t been my best but I now want to prove that I can force my way into the starting XI of any team,” said George on completing his signing.
Named ‘best young Indian player of the season’ by the Football Players Association of India for two seasons in a row (2012-13 and 2013-14), Nagpur-born George said he was also looking forward to playing in front of the boisterous BFC fans who he had come up against while at Dempo. “I’ve been witness to the kind of support the club enjoys and I am really looking forward to playing in front of those passionate fans. I want to also repay the coaches faith in signing me and I want to play my part in helping the club become champions again.”
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SportingGoa signed 4 SESA FA players
29.07.2015 : PART - 42 : Sporting Clube de Goa has strengthened their squad with an injection of Goan Youth as they completed the signing of four Sesa F.A. players at the SCG Headquarters in Panjim, on Wednesday. Ponif Vaz, Myron Pereira, Fayaz Shaikh and Isaac Negredo are the four diamonds that the Flaming Oranje will cut and polish with the hope of taking them to I-League standards.
The 23 year old stopper, Ponif who hails from Fatorda has grown up watching Sporting Goa at the PJN Stadium and is delighted to be signing for SCG. “I want to cement my place in the Sporting Goa team and hope it becomes a catalyst for playing for the Indian national team,” reasoned Ponif.
Ponif joined Sesa at 16 and has got three years of experience playing in the Goa Pro League. The highlight of his career was winning the Gold Medal at the Lusiofonia games with the Goa-India team last year. Ponif started his youth career with Salcete FC and has been part of the Goa Santosh trophy team for the last two years.
Myron, the 20 year old Nuvem based stopper, played for Salgaocar U-14 before enrolling with Sesa at 16, with whom he won the Taca Goa U-20 League in 2013. “After Sesa withdrew the senior team it was a nervous time for us, but I thank the Sporting Clube de Goa management for giving us this opportunity,” informed Myron.
21 year old goalkeeper Fayaz is from Cuncolim and has represented Goa at the Santosh trophy this year which was a proud moment for him. “Representing Goa was an amazing feeling. I am now looking forward to playing for Sporting Clube de Goa,” said Fayaz.
The 19 year old right back, Isaac studied at Don Bosco School in Panjim and played for the Don Bosco Oratory at U-14 and U-16 level. He later moved to the Vasco Sports Club U-18 side and eventually on to Sesa. “I am pleased to be back training at Don Bosco with Sporting Goa,” stated Isaac.
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VINO GEORGE JOINS UNITED SPORTS CLUB
24.07.2015 : PART - 41 : The United Sports Club appointed Vino George as their Chief coach . United will going to participate in the current edition of the Calcutta Football League Premier Division starts their practice session under the newly recruited coach.
Vino George had the experience of managing Viva Kerala holds AFC A License coaching certificate. He is the second coach from Kerala after T.K.Chatani to join a Kolkata based club.
United SC is in Group-B of the Calcutta Football League's Premier Division where they will face the likes of Bhawanipore, Peerless, George Telegraph and their own developmental side Pathachakra ironically, who shares the traning ground with United SC.
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Udanta trains with Oxford United FC With League Two Side Under Michael AppletonUdanta trains with Oxford United FC
21.07.2015: BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC have sent young winger Udanta Singh on a developmental training stint with English League Two side, Oxford United FC. The fleet footed 19-year-old has been training with the over-century-old club under the watchful eye of manager Michael Appleton, for a little over a week now.
Blessed with abundant pace and touted as a bright prospect, the club felt that Udanta would benefit much from this chance. “We all know the kind of talent Udanta possesses and as a club, we need to make sure he’s given the best chance to keep improving. We are glad that Oxford United FC accepted our request to have him over and we have no doubt whatsoever that the boy will make the most of his stay there. He will be under the guidance of a seasoned manager like Appleton and will return not only an asset to the club but to the country even,” said Parth Jindal, CEO Bengaluru FC.
Blues’ coach Ashley Westwood, who has worked with Appleton at Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers, felt the chance to train at Oxford will leave Udanta richer. “We are delighted that Oxford United have given Udanta a chance to train and improve at such a well-run and organised football club with some really good facilities as theirs. I personally went to meet the staff whom I know very well and I am pleased that he is in good hands with an exceptional coach who has worked with some of the best in the country in Roy Hodgson, Roberto Di Matteo and Bryan Robson. I am certain that Udanta will excel under the mentoring of Michael Appleton,” opined Westwood.
Udanta signed with Bengaluru at the start of the second season but an injury during a pre-season game meant he took a while to recoup before knocking on Westwood’s door for a place in the squad. He also became Bengaluru FC’s youngest ever goal scorer when he shot the Blues to the lead against Persipura Jayapura in an AFC Cup group fixture.
“The facilities are really good here and there are a lot of similarities between methods here and at Bengaluru FC which makes me feel at home. It did take a bit to get used to the pitch but I’m comfortable now,” said the youngster over phone from the UK.
Appleton too, saw this as a good chance for Udanta to test his potential. “Oxford United are delighted to give Udanta the opportunity to keep progressing along his development path by coming and training with us and hopefully he will fulfill his potential,” said Appleton who, like Westwood, came through the ranks at the Manchester United academy.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONSalgaocar SC signed Scottish attacking midfielder Martin Scott
18.07.2015 : PART - 39 : Salgaocar FC will have in their ranks a Scottish trio for the upcoming campaign. After extending the contract of striker Darryl Duffy and roping in Malky Thomson as Head Coach, the club today announced the signing of attacking midfielder Martin Scott on a year-long contract. Not only will this be Martin’s first stint in the Indian sub-continent, but is coincidentally also his first move away from Scotland, where he has close to 175 league appearances.
The 29-year old is a product of the Livingston academy which also happens to be his hometown club. He made his Scottish Premier League debut against Rangers at Ibrox in 2005 and thereafter spent the next 5 years at Ross County where he scored a memorable goal in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic FC in 2010. He has since represented Hibernian and Raith Rovers in addition to having had a second spell at both, Livingston and Ross County.
"I am delighted to join Salgaocar FC a club which I have heard a lot of about from the coach Malky Thomson and a player I know very well who plays there, Darryl Duffy. I had several offers to play in the UK this season but when the discussion to move across to India came up and that too at Salgaocar FC who have a long history in football in India and in the I-League, I was very keen. I would like to thank the coach and the management at Salgaocar FC for making this possible”, the player was quoted after signing on the dotted line for the Greens. “I can’t wait to get there and join my team mates to commence pre-season. I am looking forward to giving my best and challenging for the title”, he added.
With the Goa Professional League regulations limiting the number of foreigners per team to two, the Greens will use the services of the Scottish duo for the State league and explore the option of adding the 2 other foreigners closer to the start of the I-League campaign. Salgaocar FC are the defending Champions of the Goa Professional League, having gone through last season’s campaign unbeaten.
“We welcome Martin to the Salgaocar family and wish him a successful tenure at the club”, remarked club General Secretary, Mr. Adlear D'Cruz.
Akeraj graduates to Sporting Goa senior team
17.07.2015 : PART - 38 : The young speedy striker Akeraj Martins created Sporting History on Friday after becoming the first player to graduate to the Sporting Clube de Goa senior side after representing all the SCG age group Academy teams namely U-14, U-16, U-18, U-19 and U-20.
Akeraj was elated with the promotion. Speaking after signing Professional terms with his boy-hood club at the SCG Headquarters said “My dream is finally turning into reality. I will work hard in training and take my opportunities when they come.” Akeraj turned 18 just a fortnight ago and could become the youngest player to don the famous Flaming Oranje jersey when the Goa Pro League kicks off next month.
“Akeraj has shown tremendous maturity over the years which allowed the club to let him play with an older age group to keep challenging him and continue his long term development. He has also captained the various teams’ right up to the U-19 I-League on numerous occasions,” stated Sporting Goa’s Manager Angelo Albuquerque.
Local boy Akeraj hails from Don Paula and studies at Don Bosco in Panjim which has made his transition through the SCG ranks a smooth one. He fondly remembers coming to School as a youngster and watching the Sporting Goa senior team train on a daily basis which inspired him to reach for the stars.
For his School he has won a lot of silver-ware, where he trained under the dedicated PE teacher Francis Raposa who thought him the fundamentals of football and discipline. The highlight for Akeraj was winning the Mir Iqbal Hussein U-15 trophy.Apart from supporting Sporting Clube de Goa, Akeraj also follows Manchester United in the EPL and his favourite player is the mercurial Wayne Rooney. Although Akeraj is not the biggest of players, he sure makes up for it with his explosiveness and eye for goal.
Akeraj has proudly represented the state of Goa at various National age group competitions. He has also played in the Gfa 1st division with Panjim Footballers after helping them come up from the 3rd tier of Goan Football.“The club is delighted with Akeraj’s progress having been with us right from the start of his career. We are happy that our Youth development programme is starting to bear fruit and also fulfil our President Peter Vaz’s aspirations of promoting Goan talent,” commented Sporting Clube de Goa’s CEO Victor Fernandes.
“We are hoping Akeraj can become a role model for more students to transform their passion into a profession and play for Sporting Clube de Goa,” stated Don Bosco Principal Rev FR. Avin Carvalho.
17.07.2015 : PART - 38 : Aizawl FC signed Valpuia and Biaktea :
Newly Promoted I League club Aizawl FC have signed Mizoram Police player Labiakhlua (Biaktea) and F. Lalrinpuia (Valpuia). Both the players played for Chanmari FC in 2nd Division League in the last season.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER GOSSIP - RUMOR - 2015-16 SEASONSALGAOCAR SC retained 11 footballers including Darrel Duffy for season 2015-16 R-E-A-D DETAILS (PART 1-36)
16.07.2015 : PART - 37 : : Salgaocar FC have retained the services of Scottish striker Darryl Duffy, Indian International Augustin Fernandes (Atletico de Kolkata), left-back Gurjinder Kumar (Pune City FC) and long-serving midfielder Rocus Lamare who will return to spend his 12th consecutive year at the Vasco based club, for the upcoming season.
Duffy, who will be donning the Green of Salgaocar for the third season running, is the club's first foreign signing of the 2015-16 campaign. Having made a whirlwind start to his playing career in India, leading the goal-scoring charts with 14 goals in his first season in the I-League, Duffy added 7 more goals to his tally last year, which included the all-important final goal of the season that ensured the Greens’ survival in top flight.
The Greens signed Scottish gaffer Malcolm 'Malky' Thomson only a couple of weeks ago, and he is expected to touch down in Goa in a week's time. Coincidentally, Malky, was at Rangers in a coaching role when Duffy was with the club as a youngster. 'His (Malky's) enthusiasm & love of the game is second to none. He's a top notch coach as well. I'm thoroughly looking forward to working with him and learning from him in the upcoming campaign. That was a big factor in my decision to come back to Salgaocar for another season. We are hoping for a successful and enjoyable campaign,' remarked Duffy.
The Greens have also managed to retain the services of young talented shot-stopper Albino Gomes and right back Nicolau Colaco who were picked by Mumbai City FC and FC Goa franchises respectively, for the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League. The other players to have been retained by the club are Gilbert Oliveira, Rosario Mendes, Clifton Dias, Brian Mascarenhas, Aslon Oliveira, Leny Pereira, Pawan Kumar, Umesh Harijan and keeper Abhijit Das.
While Duffy and Rocus are expected to join the squad in early August, Augustin, Gurjinder, Nicolau and Albino will return to the squad in January prior to the start of the I-League.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER GOSSIP - RUMOR - 2015-16 SEASONGURWINDER SINGH TO LEAD EAST BENGAL
06.06.2015 : PART - 35 : Gurwinder Singh to lead East Bengal in the forth coming season. The red and Gold are to start the new season on Monday as the footballers will be introduced with the technical team. For the next two days there will be medical check up for the footballers which will be followed by the practice session from the 9th of July. The pre season camp are likely to start from 16th of July at Kalyani.
GOALKEEPERS: Abhra Mondal, Luis Barreto, Dibyendu Sarkar (All RETAIN)
CENTRAL DEFENDERS SIDE BACKS : Robert Lalthlamuana(Retain), Saumik Dey(Retain), Deepak Kumar Mondal(Retain), Rahul Bheke (Mumbai FC), Avinabo Bag (Kerala Blasters), Samad Ali Mallik (Rainbow AC)
CENTRAL MIDFIELD : Do Dong Hyun (North East United), Harmanjyot Singh Khabra(Retain), Mehtab Hossain(Retain), Cavin Lobo(Retain), Antony Soren(Retain).
RIGHT / LEFT MIDFIELD : Alvito D'Counha(Retain), Lalrindika Ralte(Retain), Md. Rafique (Retain), Malswam Tluanga(Retain), Abinash Ruidas(Retain), Prohlad Roy(Retain), Bikash Jairu (Salgaocar), Jagannath Sana (Bhawanipore), Tanmoy Kundu (Tollygunge Agragami)
FORWARDS: Ranty Martins(Retain), Joaquim Abranches ((Retain)-To join after ISL), C S Sabeeth (MMB - To join after ISL), Jiten Murmu (Jr. EB)
HEAD COACH: Biswajit Bhattacharya
ASSISTANT COACH (Also Physical Trainer): Sammy Omollo
ASSISTANT COACH: Sanjoy Maji
ASSISTANT COACH & MENTOR: Debjit Ghosh
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER GOSSIP - RUMOR - 2015-16 SEASONDEBJIT GHOSH: ASSISTANT COACH AND MENTOR OF EAST BENGAL
04.06.2015 : PART - 34 : Debjit Ghosh are included in the coaching team of East Bengal. He join as the Assistant coach and Mentor of Red and Gold. Debjit, the ex international footballer are one of the important member of East Bengal's Asean Cup winning squad. He played for East Bengal from 2003 to 2006.
Debjit was the captain of the India in the SAAF Gold Cup in 2003, as he has a long international carrier from 1998 to 2004. Debjit was managing the Kolkata Premier Division Club Bhawnipur AC last year.
East Bengal footballers are to assemble at the club ground on 6th July for medical check up which will be followed by pre-season training. The pre-season camp are scheduled at Kalyani from the 16th which will end on the 30th of July.
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HAITIAN STOPPER Judelin Aveska SIGNED in Mohun Bagan
29.08.2015 - PART - 50 : The Haitian defender and Sony Nordi's team mate Judelin Aveska signed and registered his name in Mohun Bagan at IFA office today. He played for Independiente Rivadavia in the Second Division of Argentina. In 2014 he played Club Atletico Juventud Unida Universitario, simply called Juventud Unidad which is a third division club in Argentina.
Judelin Aveska Nationality: Haiti Age: 27 Short Profile: Club Career: 2008-2013: Independiente Rivadavia (Premier B Nacional, Argentina) : Appearance: 85 2013-2014: Gimnasia Jujuy(Premier B Nacional, Argentina): Appearance: 14 2014-15: CA Juventud Unida Universitario(Torneo Federal A, Argentina): Appearance: 7 2015: Almagro (Prim B Metro, Argentina): Appearance: 7 Jan 1, 2015 CA Juventud Argentina - tO - Club Almagro de Buenos Aires Argentina
Asif Kottayil and Mr. Robinson Singh in Mohun Bagan
20.08.2015 - PART - 49 : Asif Kottayil and Mr. Robinson Singh Khumukcham signed in favour Mohun Bagan Football Team for the 2015-2016 season at the IFA office (WB) today. Brief Note of both players - Asif Kottayil a Central midfield player has played for Prayag United SC in I-League for 2012-13 football season and last year he played for ISL Franchise team Mumbai City FC, later on he was loaned to Kalyani Bharat FC the newly promoted I League team, he will be donning jersey number 36.
Robinson Singh was on trial with the Green & Maroon and impressed one and all with his performance in practice matches the team played in preparation of CFL Premier Division -A. The player was in AIFF Elite Academy, Goa, and have represented and captained India U-19 team in various international tournament. Robinson plays is a versatile player can play both in central midfield as well as wing.
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Miligres Gonselves, likely to join East Bengal shortly
17.08.2015 - PART - 48 : Miligres Gonselves, ikely to join East Bengal shortly. Miligres played for Kerala Blasters in the last ISL will going to sign the agreement shorty. According to the club sources Baldip Singh will going to retain by the Red and Gold for another year. After a discussion with the chief coach Biswajit Bhattacharjee this was finally decided.
PIFA student and player Kean Lewis has signed for I league Champions Mohun Bagan
08.08.2015 - PART - 47 : Kean's talent was recognized by PIFA at the PIFA International camp in Goa in 2005. He became a regular student at the PIFA Bandra training center for 3 years. He was the winner of the skills contest held at the PIFA Champions Tour to Manchester in 2005 thus making him eligible to compete at the World famous Bobby Charlton Soccer School - Skills Finale (won by David Beckham in 1986) held in December 2005. He also attended the PIFA Champion Tour to AC Milan in 2006, he got to meet the entire team of AC Milan and AS Roma at the San Siro, the likes of Kaka, Maldini, Cafu, Pirlo and Totti.
At the camp, he won the best player impressing the AC Milan coaches Francesco Sette and Fabiano Ballarin. Inspiring him to play top level football. Although Kean used to play striker, the coach put him in midfield. "Kean has excellent spatial vision, he has an ability to feign and deliver pin point passes both long and short to break the defense line" - Coach Nirvan (UEFA licensed). He got an opportunity of a lifetime to play against Inter Milan and although they lost 1-4, his performance was outstanding, he assisted in the one goal.
PIFA advised him to go abroad to pursue a career in football. He enrolled at the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in New Jersey, USA in 2010 to do a 4 year Sports Administration Undergraduate degree course and joined Houston Dynamo U-23 team. On completion, he returned to India and with the help of a couple of Mohun Bagan fans from Mumbai (Kaushik Dutta and Anjan Datta) took the initiative to take Kean Lewis to Mohun Bagan for trials.
"Kean is an intelligent and extremely motivated player as well as academically. He has the right attitude, pursued his dream with the help of his supporting parents Foster & Pearl. There is no doubt that he will excel at whatever he does, we wish him all the best at Mohun Bagan." - Anjali Shah, PIFA Director
Ex-East Bengal star Dudu join Mohun Bagan PART-46: 05.08.2015 : The Nigerian striker Dudu Omegbemi joins I League Champion Mohun Bagan for this season.Initially the agreement is for four months , which is likely to increase till I League.
Dudu can be rated as one of the successful overseas footballer who played in Indian soil. Dudu, started his career in Sporting Goa in 2001 and also played in Dempo and Salgaocar as a loan footballer.
He played for Malaysian side Pedang FA,and returned to India in 2013 to join Salgaocar .Dudu joined East Bengal in the recently concluded season as well as FC Pune City in the ISL.
East Bengal released him after end of this season due to financial issues.
Quan Gomes signed for Sporting Clube De Goa
04.08.2015 - SCG Press Release : PART 45: His football journey has taken him from the quaint village of Majorda to the bustling city of Munich and now Sporting Clube de Goa has decided to promote their midfield magician Quan Gomes to the senior team, on Tuesday at the SCG office, in Panjim. This September will mark five years since Quan put the St Anthony’s High School in Majorda on the map after he was handpicked by a star-studded selection panel that included former India Captain and Arjuna Awardee Bruno Coutinho and the late great Goan wing wizard Domnic Soares at a talent hunt competition in the state.
The final round where he was selected from thousands as the lone Goan to travel to Germany was held at Don Bosco ground in Panjim. The twenty year-old Quan is happy to have signed a Professional contract for Sporting Goa and excited to be training at Don Bosco. “This is where I got the opportunity to train abroad and meet future World Cup winners such as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Meuller, where they presented me with a Bayern Munich signed jersey,” explained Quan.
“After seeing the facilities in Germany it’s easy to see why they are World beaters. The Don Bosco turf reminds me of the pristine pitches I got to play on,” added Quan. Last season Quan was given his probation period as he represented the Flaming Oranje in the U-19 I-League, which brought many admirers including the SCG President Peter Vaz.
“Quan impressed us with his box to box running and eloquent skills, which includes the Zidane roulette trick. His lack of height is made up for by a good standing jump and his shot from 40 yards also packs a punch,” stated Sporting Goa’s Head of Youth Development Mahesh Lotlikar.
During his formative years Quan has represented Fransa U-14 and Betalbatim Sporting Club U-14 under Coach Eban Mesquita, before joining Salgaocar U-16 where he got an opportunity to play in Thailand after winning the Indian leg of the Manchester United competition. He also played for Guardian Angel, Curchorem in the GFA 1st Division.
Quan had previously played under Sporting Goa’s current Head Coach Matheus Costa for Dempo Sports Club U-18 and also in the Goa Pro League for Vasco Sports Club. “The SCG Academy attempts to scout the best talent in Goa. If by chance these players are picked up by other clubs we are patient and wait for them to become available,” reasoned Matheus.
INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER - 2015-16 SEASONIndia Under-19 Boys Daniel, Nishu and Malsawmzuala Join Blues’ Fold On Two-Year Deals.
BFC Press release-17.11.2015 - PART - 54 : Sticking true to its philosophy of investing in the future, Bengaluru FC, on Monday, announced the signing of three eighteen-year-olds in Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Nishu Kumar and Malsawmzuala on two-year deals with the club having the option to extend it by a year. The trio were part of the All India Football Federation's Youth Academy for three years and will be donning the BFC blue for the 2015-16 season.
“We are pleased and proud in equal measure to announce the signing of these three youngsters. At Bengaluru FC, we pride ourselves in identifying and recruiting players who we feel, once given a platform and time to adapt to our training and system, can improve and become an asset to us and the national team," said coach Ashley Westwood on the new acquisitions.
While Daniel (striker) and Malsawmzuala (midfielder) hail from Manipur, wing-back Nishu comes from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The three boys even featured in the two friendlies between the India under-19 side and Bengaluru FC, in Bengaluru, earlier in August. Daniel has been part of the India under-16 and under-19 AFC Cup qualifiers and even captains the national under-19 team.
Westwood said he was confident that the boys would flourish and give a good account of themselves in time to come. "We are confident that these three boys have the attributes and attitude to develop and become household names in India. It's only been two years since BFC was founded, but we've handed the national team as many as 9 players across age categories, with most of them making their debuts and this is down to our philosophy and hard work. We are certain this will continue."
The boys too were excited at the prospect of turning out for BFC. "I'm really happy to sign for a big club like Bengaluru FC and am waiting to be able to do everything I can to contribute to the club’s success. It's going to be an experience to play alongside the top players in the country and I'm also excited about watching the fans get behind the team," said Malsawmzuala. The additions take the count of new signings this season to 7 after Bengaluru FC secured the signatures of Kim Song-Yong, Len Doungel, Alwyn George and Salam Ranjan Singh.
Bengaluru Football Club, signing young defender Salam Ranjan Singh, on loan from Pune FC.
BFC Press release-23.10.2015.2015 - PART - 53 : BFC have signed a competitive central defender who, we believe, has all the attributes to become a solid reliable defender and one that we can develop to strengthen our squad to make competition for places even tougher. He's a good lad with a good attitude and the type of player we want at our professional club,” said Blues' Head Coach Ashley Westwood.
Ranjan was part of the Pune FC side that won two back-to-back I-League U20 titles in 2012 and 2013. A versatile player who can fill in at full-back positions, despite his young age, Ranjan has a few I-League games under his belt with Pune FC.
The 19-year-old has traveled with the Blues to Pune, where he could be in for a look as they face his parent club in the DSK Invitational Cup. Assistant Coach Pradhyum Reddy, who will be at the helm of things for this tournament, felt that Ranjan would flourish under Westwood's guidance.
“We’ve tracked Ranjan for a long time and I’ve seen him for the last five or six years while I was coaching in Pune and later with Shillong Lajong. It’s a position that needed addressing at the club and with Ashley’s experience as a centre-half and with his coaching, we can hopefully develop Ranjan into a player who can complement the national team’s back four,” said Reddy.
With just one training session under his belt, Ranjan has already expressed his desire to make an appearance for the Blues. “I’m really happy to have signed with Bengaluru FC. I feel it’s the right place for me as the club have a very professional set up. It’s very different here as all the training happens with the ball at my feet and I can’t wait to start playing,” Ranjan said following the move.
Salgaocar FC signed of 28 year old Australian Calvin Mbarga
19.10.2015.2015 - PART - 52 : Salgaocar FC have reinforced their striking department with the signing of 28 year old Australian Calvin Mbarga on a year-long deal. The Cameroon U20 International Calvin has spent the last 5 years in Australia having to his credit over 100 league goals.
Calvin began his playing career at Unisport Bafang in Cameroon followed by a 2-year stint in the United Arab Emirates where he donned the colours of Baniyas SC and Al-Jazira. In 2010, Calvin moved to Australia and has played for some of the leading clubs in the South Australian Super Leagues and the National Premier Leagues Victoria, including Western Strikers, Adelaide Blue Eagles and Hume City. He last played for Northcote City before signing for the Greens.
'Firstly, I am delighted to be in India, a country I have heard so much about. I am grateful to the management of Salgaocar FC for this opportunity. I have heard a lot about the I-League and I am looking forward to giving it my best and hopefully bringing honours to the club. I am excited and raring to go”, the player was quoted after signing on the dotted line.
In the on-going Goa Professional League, the Greens have failed to find the back of the net as often as they’d like to after having loaned out Darryl Duffy to FC Goa. And whilst the youngsters have been given a great platform in the absence of the 8 players currently with various ISL franchises, coach Malcolm Thomson will know that he now has a true goal-poacher at his disposal.
"We have been monitoring Calvin closely over the past year and believe he will be a good addition to the squad. Besides, having acquired his Australian citizenship, he fills the Asian quota for us", commented club General Secretary, Adlear D'Cruz.
Calvin will sport the No. 9 jersey for the Greens.
DUDU RELEASED BY MOHUN BAGAN
Mohun Bagan denied to renew contract with Dudu Omegbemi . Dudu joined Mohun Bagan after he was released by East Bengal at the end of I League. The Nigerian star are in discussion with a number of I League playing clubs of Goa. Sources said that Dudu are having a positive discussion with Sporting Clube, though the deal is yet to be finalized.
MOHUN BAGAN OFFICIALS ARE INTERESTED TO SIGN CORNELL GLENN IN PLACE OF DUDU OMEGBEMI. CORNELL PLAYED FOR SHILLONG LAJONG FC PLAYED FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IN THE WORLD CUP.
In fact Mohun Bagan will going to release a number of footballers shortly. This was decided in a meeting between the Mohun Bagan coach Sanjay Sen and the Technical Committee. The joining of Sony Nordi the Haitian striker are still not confirm. The Mohun Bagan officials demanding that Sony will sign the agreement of Mohun Bagan at the end of ISL.
ARMY TO RELEASE FOOTBALLERS AFTER SUCCESSFUL CFL MISSION
18.09.15 PART - 51 :The Premier Division Football league 'Group A' ended with a lot of drama in the final lap Apart from the champion team East Bengal, the team which impressed most is the second seeded team Army IX. Army earned 19 points from 10 matches, but credit to be given Army, who played the tournament without a foreign recruit. Meanwhile the footballers of Army are in the target of some leading football clubs of the country. Sources said that the midfielder P. Jain and striker Arjun Tudu will going to join East Bengal shortly.
Mohammedan Sporting Club will going to play the second division I League. After an unimpressive performance in the CFL , Mohammedan Sporting officials are in a mood to inject fresh blood in their squad. It is almost confirm that Army IX will release Bipin Thapa, Francis, Rojen Mittai, Anthony Chetri, and Sarat Thapa who will going to join Mohammedan Sporting.
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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SQUAD FOR 2ND DIVISION I LEAGUE
12.03.2016- PART 70 : Mohammedan Sporting club today announced the name of the footballers who will going to participate in the final phase of the forth coming second division I League.
The squad is as follows :
GOAL : Abhijit Mondal, Priyant Singh, Sourav Chakraborty, Sk Sadekuddin
DEFENDERS : Deepak, Bikramramjit Singh, Rana Ghorami, Poibang Poshna, Lancine Toure, Sourav Chakraborty, Sk Shahnawaz.
MIDFIELDERS : Tanmoy Ghosh, Manish Maithani, L.Bisheswar Singh, Anthony Soren, Mumtaz Aktar, Dipendu Dwary, M Basanta Singh, Nagen Tamang, Imran Khan, Karma Tseweng, Pritam Singh, Kamran Faroque.
STRIKERS : James Moga (South Sudan), Ajay Singh, Sk Faiaz, Simbarshe Gate (Zimbabawe).
CHIEF COACH : Subrata Bhattacharjee (jr.).
The best 10 players of club's youth development project were felicitated on the occasion by the players of club's senior team. The players are Zakir Hossain Mir, Sk. Sahil, Mahroof Chaudhury, Ataur Rahman, Bikash Gayen, Mustak Ali Sheikh, Tousif Ali, Sariful Islam, Tanvir Ali and Md. Khalid.
21.01.2016 : NEWS : I-LEAGUE TRANSFER : Salgaocar to Sign Brazilian Eder. R-E-A-D
21.01.2016 : NEWS : I-LEAGUE TRANSFER : Bengaluru replace Walker with Collins. R-E-A-D
14.01.2016 : NEWS : I-LEAGUE TRANSFER : Mohun Bagan registered 29 so far in IFA... R-E-A-D
12.01.2016 : NEWS : I-LEAGUE TRANSFER : Sony Norde set to join Mohun Bagan. R-E-A-D
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07.01.2016 : Shillong Lajong resigned Penn
07.01.2016: : PART - 69 : Shillong Lajong resigned versatile Nigerian midfielder Penn Orji for this season of I League. Experienced midfielder Penn previously played for JCT, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting and ISL outfit Kerala Blasters. So after Brazilian Forward Uilliams Bomfim Souza, Brazilian Forward Fabio Pena Henrique and Japanese Defender Yusuke Yamagata, Penn will be 4th foreigner for Shillong side for this season of I League.Lajong will start their journey in I League against Mumbai FC on 10th January at 4.30 PM.
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SHEHNAJ SINGH REGISTERED IN IFA FOR EAST BENGAL FOR THE UPCOMING I LEAGUE.
06.01.2016: : PART - 68 : East Bengal signed 22 year old Indian midfielder Sehnaj Singh for this season on loan from Delhi Dynamos. Sehnaj who made his internal debut against Oman in World Cup qualifier in 2015, played last season for Mohun Bagan to help his team for silverware. Sehnaj started his professional career in Pailan Arrows and made debut against East Bengal in 2011. He was drafted to Delhi Dynamos in this season Indian Super League.
I LEAGUE TRANSFER :Lajong Signs 3 young stars for coming I-League
04.01.2016: : PART - 67 : Shillong Lajong Football Club signed three young players viz. Defenders, Aibanbha Kupar Dohling & Konsham Chinglensana Singh and Forward, Milan Basumatary.
Aiban is a local lad from Meghalaya started his football career as a teenager with Shillong Lajong FC in the Academy. Then he moved to Tata Football Academy (Jamshedpur) in 2011 and is now delighted to come back to Shillong to play for the Reds.
K. Chinlensana is a Manipuri lad who stands at 6’1 feet tall, played in the Under 15 Team of Mahindra United in the MUPC cup in 2010. He is a Centre Back who has also played for Air India for a few years before joining Tata Football Academy in 2012.
Milan Basumatary hails from Assam and started his football in Kokrajhar Football Academy. He can play as a striker or an attacking midfielder. He then moved to SAI Academy in Kokrajhar and was picked up by the AIFF at the age of 15 to be trained in their Elite Academy located in Goa. With the signing of these players from Meghalaya, Manipur and Assam, Shillong Lajong has added more depth and talent in the squad for the upcoming I-league 2015-16 Season.
04.01.2016 :AIZWAL FC SIGNED JAPANESE FOOTBALLER
01.01.2016: : PART - 66 : The I League team from Mizoram, Aizawl FC signed another Japanese striker Atsushi Yonezawa for the upcoming I League. Atsushi Yonezawa played for Royal Wahingdoh in 2013-14 season. Along with Yonezawa, Aizawl FC resigned Nigerian defender Emmanuel Chigozie. Aizawl FC already included Liberian striker Alfred Kemah Jariyan and Japanese midfielder Yuta Kinowaki in the squad.
Mizoram Premier League champion Aizawl FC signs midfielder Lalramzauva Khiangte recently from Chandigarh Football Academy. Lalramzauva played for India in different age group and can play in both defensive and attacking midfielder position. Aizawl FC will start their journey in I League on 9th January against defending champion Mohun Bagan.
I LEAGUE TRANSFER :Mumbai FC signed confirmed 3 foreigners
01.01.2016: : PART - 65 : Mumbai FC signed Arata Izumi and confirmed 3 foreigners for upcoming I League. Mumbai FC signed Arata Izumi on loan from ISL outfit Atletico De Kolkata for this season of I League. Arata Played for East Bengal, Mahindra United and mostly Pune FC earlier in this career. He is being one of the key player in Atletico De Kolkata amd scored some important goals for Atletico de Kolkata. He will reunited with his Mahindra United teammate N P Pradeep, Steven Dias here at Mumbai FC.
Meanwhile Mumbai FC confirmed their 3 foreigners. 33-year-old Japanese midfielder Taisuke Matsugae has extended his contract with Mumbai FC. Mumbai FC also added 25-year-old Liberian midfielder Eric Brown and 29 year old North Korean defender Min Chol Son.
Liberian midfielder Eric previously played for United SC in I League where Min Chol Son Shillong Lajong lat season. These 3 signing already made their presence by lifting Nadkarni Cup organised by MDFA last month.
I LEAGUE TRANSFER :East Bengal registered 3 players
31.12.2015 : PART - 64 : East Bengal and Mohun Bagan registered 3 players today at IFA office. They are -
1. Rennesh TP ( GK)
3. Joaquim Abranches
Dhana Chandra Sing
I LEAGUE TRANSFER : Mohun Bagan signed 7 players
30.12.2015 : PART - 63 : Mohun Bagan registered 7 players today at IFA office. They are -
1. Cornell Glen - (Loan from Shillong Lajong FC)
2. Prabir Das - (Loan from Dempo SC)
3. Raju Gaikwad - (Loan from FC Goa)
4. Bikramjit Singh - (Loan from FC Goa)
5. Subhash Singh - (Loan from Mumbai City FC)
6. Kinshuk Debnath - (Loan from Mumbai City FC)
7. Sarthak Golui - (From AIFF Elite Academy)
EAST BENGAL WILL SINGHED 3 PALYERS Tomorrow. Meanwhile Goa Pro League 2015-16 WINNER Sporting Goa confirmed signing of FC Pune City duo Arindam Bhattacharya and Dharmaraj Ravanan. Defending champion Mohun Bagan will be opening their I-League campaign against Aizawl FC on 9th January 2016 at the Salt Lake Stadium from 4:30 PM. I-League's Kolkata derby to be held on 23rd January at 4:30 PM.
I LEAGUE TRANSFER : Lajong Signs Fabio Pena Henrique and Yusuke Yamagata
30.12.2015 : SLFC Press release - PART - 62 : Shillong Lajong Football Club is pleased to announce the signings of Brazilian Forward – Fabio Pena Henrique and Japanese Defender – Yusuke Yamagata.
Fabio is an industrious forward who has played for 5 years in Japan from 2010 to 2014 and was playing most recently in his native country. The Brazilian has put pen to paper with the Reds and will the second South American to play for the Reds this season alongside Uilliams Souza.
BRIGHT LUKMAN NOT JOINING EAST BENGAL
30.12.15 : Who will be the forth foreigner of East Bengal ? The updated news which we receive that, Bright Lukman, the Ghanaian striker are not in a mood to join East Bengal. In this situation the officials are in discussion with the Nigerian striker DuDu Omegbemi. Though nothing is finalized. Shillong Lajong FC signed Fabio Pena Henrique the Brazilian striker and Yusuke Yamagata, the Japanese central defender for the forthcoming I League.
I LEAGUE TRANSFER : BRIGHT UNCERTAIN IN EAST BENGAL!!
26.12.2015 : BFC Press release - PART - 60 : BRIGHT LUKMAN, the Ghanaian striker may not join East Bengal. Sources said that Lukman is interested to continue with Ebusua Dwarfs, his existing club. Another sources said that he is facing a problem with VISA. Even the East Bengal officials and coach cannot confirm regarding the issue.
Yusuke is a versatile Japanese defender who has played in Japan, Cambodia and most recently Laos. He is good with both his right and left foot and can also slot in the midfield if required. He can play with good aggression as well as read the game well and the Centre back has good experience with him
Both the players with excellent talent and experience with them were delighted to sign for the Club as they look forward to help Lajong achieve success this season. Fabio felt “very happy for the opportunity to start working for Shillong Lajong FC.” He also thanked the Club for all the help and is confident to help the team in every possible way this season”Yusuke expressed his delight and said “I’m so glad to have been able to become a member of Lajong. I’ll put my heart and soul into Lajong to win every single match.”
Commenting on the signings Lajong Head Coach Thangboi said “Fabio will give Us more Height and Prowess Upfront and his Strong Work Ethics will Help the Team Defensively too. Though we are yet to see both Uilliams and Fabio pair in an Official I League Match, they have been looking good together in Training. Both being Brazilians should help them and help the Team in the Form of Goals.” “Yusuke has had an experience in Playing at Cambodia and Loas after leaving Japan. So We expect his Experience and Leadership to make Our Defence Much Stronger.”
I LEAGUE TRANSFER : Shillong Lajong FC Re-Signs Uilliams.
28.12.2015 : SLFC Press release - PART - 61 : Shillong Lajong Football Club is pleased to announce the re-signing of Brazilian Forward Uilliams Bomfim Souza for the forthcoming I-League Season. The Brazilian striker began his journey with the North East I-League Club in the Summer of 2013 and played an integral role in his debut season. Lajong ended the 2013-14 I-League Season in the sixth position under the direction of Head Coach, Thangboi Singto.
The soft spoken versatile foreigner continued to impress the Lajong Coaches and Management with his passion and commitment towards the game and was recruited in the following year for the second consecutive season. Uilliams is known for his fast pace, quick feet, power in the attacking third and Goal scoring ability that include long rangers. Lajong Head Coach Thangboi Singto regards him as a team player both on and off the field. Having the advantage of experience in the I-League and the understanding of the Team Philosophy under Coach Thangboi Singto, Uilliams will have added responsibilities on his shoulder at the front for the Reds.
Head coach Thangboi Singto explained his reasons for retaining Uilliams at the Club and said, “Uilliams has done very well for the Club in the past two seasons. His performance both on and off the field has been good. This year we expect more from him to contribute towards the team and also to be a leader in the team.”
“I was very clear on my decision to retain him. He scored 7 goals last season. I know that the kind of contribution he can provide to the team and could excel in his performances if he remains fit and highly motivated.” “We are hoping to do better, sweat more, and achieve higher this season. All the Lajong Faithfuls also need to be together and united, and support the club always.”
Bengaluru FC sign Amrinder for rest of the season : 25.12.2015 : BFC Press release - PART - 59 : Blues Get' Keeper On Loan From Pune FC; Westwood Believes Amrinder Will Challenge Ralte For No.1 Spot. Bengaluru: With less than two weeks to start of the 2015-16 I-League season, Bengaluru FC have further shored up their squad with the signing of goalkeeper Amrinder Singh who joins the Blues from Pune FC on a loan deal till the end of the season.
Twenty-two-year-old Singh, who was impressive in his loan-stint with ISL semifinalists Atletico de Kolkata this season, becomes Bengaluru’s eighth signing of the new season after Kim Song-Yong, Alwyn George, Salam Ranjan Singh, Len Doungel and the three India under-19s in Nishu Kumar, Daniel Lalhlimpuia and Malsawmzuala.
“I am delighted at signing with Bengaluru FC till the end of the season and I don’t really think I need to say much about the kind of professionalism this club is known for. I’ve been through a session and can comfortably say I am at the best possible place in Indian football at the moment,” said Amrinder who will be giving Lalthuammawia Ralte stiff competition for a place in the first XI.
Hailing from the town of Mahilpur, Punjab, Amrinder spent four seasons with Pune FC before his loan stint with Atletico Kolkata. Blues coach Ashley Westwood was equally pleased at landing the ’keeper. “We're pleased and delighted to sign Amrinder. We are always looking for young and potentially good Indian players at our football club and he fits that mould. He’s coming in to challenge Ralte for his No.1 spot.” said Westwood after a training session at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Friday.
Westwood, who was a television pundit at the ISL, said he kept a keen eye on Amrinder and has no doubts that he will only improve under the Blues’ coaching set up. “Amrinder had a fairly successful ISL campaign that I watched quite closely. He made one or two mistakes, but mistakes that he’ll learn from and with the coaching staff here and the guidance of Ali (Uzunhasanoglu), the goalkeeper coach, which is quite unique to India, we feel that he can become a valuable asset to the club and the country."
Bengaluru kick off their I-League campaign with an away trip to Salgaocar on January 9.
I LEAGUE TRANSFER : LUCIANO JOINS MOHUN BAGAN
24.12.2015 - PART - 58 : The Brazilian central defender LUCIANO SABROSA joins Mohun Bagan. Mohun Bagan decided to release Judilin Aveska, the Haitian defender and include Brazilian defender Luciano in the squad. Ex-Mohammedan SC player Luciano played for Pune FC in the last season and for FC Goa in the recently concluded ISL.
SANJU RETURNS HOME,YAKUBU TO MOHAMMEDAN SC
24.12.2015 - PART - 57 : Sanju Pradhan returned to East Bengal. The attacking midfielder Sanju Pradhan who played for North East United in ISL decided to sign in East Bengal along with goalkeeper Rehenesh TP. East Bengal are in search of an experienced goalkeeper for the I League decided to include Rehenesh in the squad. Rehenesh played for Shillong Lajong FC in the I League and North East United in the ISL quite successfully.
Sanju dawn the East Bengal colour from 2008 - 2013 before he joins Dempo Sports Club in the year 2014. Sanju Pradhan was the captain of Red and Gold in 2011. East Bengal are having a round of discussion with Sandesh Jhingan as Gurwinder Singh will miss the I League due to injury.
Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting signed the experienced Ghanaian striker Yusuf Yakubu, The officials are in discussion with Manish Maithani and Mehrajuddin Wahdoo though nothing is finalized.
GHANAIAN STRIKER JOINS EAST BENGAL??
21.12.2015 - PART - 56 : BRIGHT LUKMAN, the striker of Ghana will be the forth foreigner to join East Bengal in the I League. According to the sources the joining of 25 years old Ghanaian to the Red and Gold are almost confirm. "Ghanaian striker Bright Lukman will join East Bengal as our fourth foreign player," East Bengal posted on their Facebook page on Tuesday".
Lukman currently playing for Ebusua Dwarfs a club of Cape Coast, is responsible for the clubs return in the Ghana's top tier football league. Lukman of Ebusua Dwarfs emerged as the goal-king with 29 league goals. He beat off competition from Ebenezer Agyapong of Techiman City FC and Isaac Amoah of Amidaus Professionals. He won the top scorer of 2014/15 GN Bank Division One League Awards.
Lukman is a former player of the CK Gyamfi Academy (2005), Windy Professionals FC (2006-2008) and Liberty Professionals FC (2009-2012). Lukman was unsuccessful at Liberty Professionals FC as he played 10-15 matches during the 2009-2010 season, scoring one goal.
SONY NORDE CONFIRMS MOHUN BAGAN
05.12.2015 - PART - 55 : The Indian Super League are at the final lap and the I League playing clubs are in a haste to prepare their final team. The Haitian striker Sony Nordy himself declare his engagement with Mohun Bagan for yet another year on friday night.
The deal to be finalized shortly.
East Bengal are in search of the forth foreigner as the team management and coach Biswajit Bhattacharjee had a series of discussion for the last couple of days regarding the issue. The midfield of FC Goa Leonardo Moura, Atletico De Kolkata's midfielder Samier Doutie and Kerala Blasters striker Antonio German are in the target of Red and Gold.
It is expected that East Bengal will close the deal shortly.East Bengal finalized an agreement of three years with Kaushik Sarkar of SAI(East) who has been selected for the national camp for the SAAF Cup.
AFC 'A LICENSE COACHES FROM BENGAL 2015AFC 'A' LICENSE COURSE 2015
28.12.2015 : 5 coaches from Bengal passed AFC -A- Lisence Course 2015. They are BASTAB ROY (ISL TEAM ATL KOLKATA ASST COACH), KUNTALA GHOSH DASTIDAR (EX-INDIA INTERNATIONAL, UNITED SC U15 COACH), JAYABRA GHOSH (IFA FOOTBALL ACADEMY COACH), NASIM ALI - (MMB JR COACH), SHYAM MANIK LODH - (SAI COACH)