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Soumya Rout of Orissa has been selected Fhysio of India U-16

15.09.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE      Share Button

FAO PRESS RELEASE : ..All India Football Federation has selected Mr. Somya Rout of Orissa as the Physio of the India U- 16 team that is going to participate in the Exposure Tour of India U-16 Team at Dubai and AFC U-16 Championship 2014 (Qualifier) at Kuwait from 19th Sept to 1st Oct 2013.

Sanjay Behera (Hon'y Secretary - FA Odisha) told that Mr. Rout who belongs to our state had already served as the Physio of Football Association of Odisha. In 2012 he was the Physio of Odisha Senior Men Football Team that participated in the 66th National Senior Men Football Championship for Santosh Trophy held at Cuttack (Odisha). He is currently employed in AIFF Regional Academy at Kolkota.

East Bengal opponent Semen Padang has arrived

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East Bengal oponent in the Qr Final of AFC Cup Smen Padang has arrived in the city - Kolkata. 17th match day at YBK.

Churchill Brothers Response regarding AIFF Players Status Committee Meeting

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PRESS RELEASE CHURCHILL BROTHERS: Players' Status Committee of the All India Football Federation met yesterday to decide on the non-payment of salaries to the footballers from the two premier clubs of the country.

Ms. Valanka Alemao, CEO of Churchill Brothers Sports Club - "There is a problem with regards to payments of two former players, held up due to several reasons. The club will no doubt fulfill its obligation, and as such the club has never defaulted in payments ever since Churchill Brothers SC has come into existence".

"The failure of the AIFF to govern Indian football comes to the fore when Churchill Brothers have not been paid the full complement of the 2012-13 Winners Prize Money of Rs 70 lakhs, with only 30 lakhs been delivered to the club till date even after at least 60 reminders to the CEO of the I League.

The AIFF also owe us Rs. 20 Lakhs as promised for fielding an Under 20 side from the 2008-09 season and also another 10 Lakhs from the 2010-11 Season subsidies. The AIFF have not shown the least courtesy of letting us know when the amount will be cleared. Likewise we would like to know to which body the club has to appeal so that the long pending over duesare cleared at once, which will also facilitate the club to clear the dues to the players as fast as possible”.

Our representative, Mr. Macario Rodrigues who attended the Players Status Committee meeting of the AIFF has clearly stated in his submission that the club will clear the player's dues as soon as the AIFF clears the club's dues". Club Owner Mr. Churchill Alemao- "Every football club in India runs on the passion of its owners and their will to improve the standards of Indian Football. The club owners and officials have nothing to gain from running their clubs in terms of monetary benefits".

"I have been running this club for over 40 years and have treated all my players and management as one big extended family. Never have we withheld any players salary and at times have gone out of our way to help players who are in need of financial assistance".

Ms. Valanka Alemao - "Most companies are reluctant to sponsor Indian Football clubs as they say it does not offer any "Mileage". It is unfortunate that Indian football does not attract big corporate sponsorship, though we did manage to rope in a sponsor last year, there were major problems.

NVD Solar left Churchill Brothers high and dry half way throughlast season, paying us only 20 percent of the promised sponsorship amount. We have already filed a court case against them in order to recover our dues. NeverthelessChurchill Brotherswill fulfill its obligations and we shall not fall behind as far as the payments of the two players are concerned.

We as clubs are working towards making Indian football and the I League i.e. India's Premier Football League a better product wherein we need corporates to come and support Indian football to grow and work towards a common vision of watching the Indian National Team play in the FIFA World Cup 2026".

Players Status Committee is duty bound to deliver the verdict but they should understand the club have not withheld the payment on purpose and have always treated the players well. It is our utmost concern to pay the two concerned players as soon as possible.

Durand Cup: Pune FC go down 1-2 to ONGC

13.09.2013 : PFC PRESS.. KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE      Share Button

Pune FC's campaign in the 126th Durand Cup ended after a 1-2 defeat to ONGC FC in their final group game at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. Despite putting on a valiant effort throughout both games, Pune FC finished the quarterfinal group stage in the third place behind ONGC and Army Red in Group-IV.

All three goals were scored in a space of four minutes midway through the second half. Striker Ezeh Henry's quickfire double (61st & 63rd minute) gave ONGC the lead before an own goal by Adeola Md. Hassan (64th) cut down the deficit. Pune FC made three changes to the team that faced Army Red on Monday. Striker Prakash Thorat, defender Kaushal Singh and goalkeeper Shahinlal Meloly made way for Sumit Kumar Dubey, Altamash Sayed and Avilash Paul.

In the opening exchanges, it was Pune FC who saw most of the ball, as they played a high pressing game. Kiran C and Altamash both saw their long-range attempts go wide in the first 10 minutes, while left-back Gobin Singh had a go at the goal himself in the 12th minute, only to see the ball go over the bar. As the game progressed, ONGC started settling down, but the oilmen failed to trouble the Caitano Costa-led defence, as the Pune FC backline held firm.

At the other end, midfielder Altamash, who was involved in many Pune FC attacks, tried to break the deadlock with a left-footed attempt in the 18th minute, but the shot went agonizingly wide. Two minutes after the half-hour mark, Gobin made a delightful overlapping run from the left flank and crossed into the box. However, Altamash on the run, failed to connect properly, and the ONGC defence safely cleared the ball away from danger.

Seven minutes later, Adeola brought down Pune FC striker Vikas Zanje outside the box, but the resultant freekick from Henry Monsang failed to get past the ONGC wall. A minute before halftime, Pune FC goalkeeper Avilash was called into action for the first time in the game, as ONGC forward Henry connected a cross from the right flank. The young goalkeeper, however, brilliantly caught hold of the incoming header to keep the score unchanged as both teams went into the break.

Pune FC continued their forward surge as play resumed. Ten minutes into the second half, Vikas was brought down by Adeola for a second time just outside the box. This time Adeola was booked, but Costa's curling freekick went inches high. Minutes after the hour mark, ONGC scored two goals in succession, courtesy of a Henry double, to give ONGC an unlikely lead.

For the first goal, the ONGC forward was fouled inside the penalty area by Dubey, and Ezeh made no mistake in disposing off the penalty. As Pune FC tried to recover from the blow, Henry doubled his team's lead following a swift counter attack from the right.

At the other end, Pune FC pulled one goal back almost instantly. Rushab Dhere, who was having a good game, made a run into the ONGC area, and his cross into the goalmouth was inadvertently turned in by ONGC defender Adeola, to reduce the score to 2-1. Pune FC went forward in search of an equalizer and two minutes later had Monsang’s shot from long range go just over the horizontal.

With the score at 2-1 in their favour, ONGC held on to the ball in the next few minutes. The young Pune FC brigade was able to create better chances as the ONGC defence sat tight at the back. It wasn't until the 87th minute that Pune FC came close. Substitute Diganta Khaddar on for Manimaran R, let fly from distance after making a good run from the right flank. His shot, however, went wide by a few inches.

ONGC held on for the next few minutes, and the game ended 2-1 in their favour.