Premier Football League (PFL) and Junior Football League (JFL) concluded..

24.12.2012 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

Premier Football League (PFL) and Junior Football League (JFL) concluded on Saturday 23 February at the JBCN International School astro turf football pitch in Parel, Mumbai, The league was played over 12 Saturdays since 17 November 2012.

Two hundred fourteen boys between the ages 5 to 17 years participated in 6 age categories and forty two girls played in the 2 age groups. There were 1-2 talented underprivileged boys from the PIFA Foundation youth development program in most of the teams. Most of the teams were formed randomly by mixing the players.

The participants were offered free training during this period by the league training partners - Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) at any of their 14 centres in Mumbai.

This League is the 2nd edition, the previous edition being played in 2011-2012 at the Western Railway ground in Parel.

Director Anjali Shah had this to say about the league "The league was designed for young children to show case and improve their skills, to stay fit and healthy, to socialize and play with new team mates and finally, for parents to spend some quality time with their young ones"

The league had parents as coaches and managers. The league was played 4v4 for age 5-6 years and increased depending on their age category upto 7v7 for 12years and above. This was primarily to let the players get more touches of the ball and enable them to develop their skills.

The Winners and top scorers of the league were as follows :

JFL 1 (5-6 yrs) : Falcons (Raj Solanki)
JFL 2 (7-8 yrs) : Alligators (Jordan Naronha)
JFL 3 (9-10 yrs) : Titans (Sidh Surana)
JFL 4 (11-12 yrs) : Bombay Bullets (Abhishek)

PFL 1 (13-15 yrs) : Buca (Manas Maniar)
PFL 2 (16-17 yrs) : Black Panthers (Vaugn Menezes)
PFL Jr Girls (8-12 yrs) : Ballerina (Saaya Mehta)

PFL Sr Girls (13-17 yrs) : Spice Girls (Rhea Jaffer)

The top scorers won prizes from Nike.

The league technical Director Nirvan (UEFA/AFC B lic. coach) was excited by what he saw, "Simply amazed to see the improvement in the ability of these young boys and girls over the 12 match days. They are now passing and creating opportunities. They are all enjoying their game, it is not about winning, it is about challenging themselves to get better. India's got talent, our next step as India coaches and parents is to nurture the talented cubs into world class players "

At the conclusion of this edition of the league Mrs Sunita Narohna (parent) exclaimed "Saturdays will not be the same any more !".

The next edition of the League will be in October 2013

AFC Cup- 2013: Selangor FA of Malaysia arrived today in Kolkata to play away against East Bengal..

23.12.2012 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

Selangor FA of Malaysia arrived today in Kolkata in the afternoon from Kuala Lumpur to play AFC Cup match against East Bengal on 27th February. Both team will play in Group H of AFC Cup. The match is scheduled to be held at VYBK at 3pm.

Selangor FA have four foreigners:

1) Peter Chrappan - Defender from Slovakia
2) Ramez Jamal Dayoub - Jersey No (5): Defender from Lebanon was associated with Kingfisher East Bengal for a brief period in 2009 when he was a player of Safa FC. In 2008 AFC cup he played against East Bengal at YBK where the match ended 0-0 and they beat East Bengal 1-0 in Away. In 2009 before starting of I-League he practiced with East Bengal under Subhash Bhowmick. He became the fourth foreigner who then returned from KEB with Czech Jan Berger, Argentine Sebastian Omar Monesterolo and Brazilian Edmilson that year. KEB released him for Dayoub's club Al Safa's ITC clearence problem.
3) Michal Kubala - Midfielder from Slovakia
4) Francis Forkey Doe - Striker from Liberia.

SOME IMPORTANT 1st ELEVEN PLAYERS OF THE TEAM
Mohd Sharbinee Allawee Ramli - GK
Mahali Jasuli - DF
Fairuz Abdul Aziz - DF
Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar (Captain) - DF
Abdul Shukor Jusoh - MF
S. Veenod - MF
Mohd Amri Yahyah (Vice Captain)-FT
Afiq Azmi - FW
Mohd Ramzul Zahini Adnan - FW

The team will practice at East Bengal Club ground from 3 pm tomorrow i.e Sunday - 24th February, 2013 while East Bengal will practice at YBK on Monday 25th February, 2013 from 9.30 am.

SMALL PROFILE OF Selangor FC

Selangor FC is a professional football club founded in the year 1936, at present based in the Shah Alam City of Malaysia. Selangor has a rich history in Malaysian Football who has the honor of winning all thetitle in domestic football. Selangor is currently playing in the Malaysian Super league are now placed inthe third position with 13 points from 7 matches.

Selangor FC has it's own home ground which is known as Shah Alam Stadium with a capacity of more than 80 thousand Spectators. The team is nicknamed as 'The Red Gaints"The principal Spencer of Salangor FC is Mentari Basar Incorporated and Kappa is the sportswear sponcer.

Selangor FC has it's rich history as they were the runners up of the AFC Champions league in the year 1967. They have won the Malasian Cup for 32 times and have the honor of winning the Malaysian FA Cup for 5 times. Selangor has won the Malaysian premier league for 7 times and were the runners up in two instances.

Selangor has participated in various International tournaments in Asia. Apart from the runners up in Asian Cup Championship 1967, they also selected to participate in the years 1970, 1986-87, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2001-2002.

Selangor participated 2006 and 2010 AFC CUP and now selected to participate in the current years tournament AS THEY STOOD 3RD PLACE IN MALAYSIAN SUPER LEAGUR earned 43 points in 26 matches with 12 wins. The team stoood 3rd but got chance to play in AFC cup because, Kelantan FA which won the 2012 Malaysia FA Cup then the league runner-up Singapore LIONSXII should qualify for the 2013 AFC Cup; however, Singapore LIONSXII are not eligible for any AFC competition spots as they were guest team in the league from Singapore. This means the third-placed Selangor FA were awarded Malaysia's second AFC Cup spot team.

2006: Quarter-final (lost to Al-Nejmeh 0-1 on aggregate)
2010: Group Stage (Group F)