INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - Feb-2014

Jaipur FC Runners-up in Swami Keshwanand Memorial Cup.

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From Jaipur : Jaipur FC was invited by Star Club, Sangaria for Swami Keshwanand Memorial Cup. The team had the first match in the cold and foggy morning on Saturday, 15th February 2014 with Nohar FC.

Towards the first half Jaipur FC's Striker Abhishek Meena scored the first goal and scored again in the second half and Jaipur FC won the match and entered into the Quarter finals by 2-0 lead. The same day evening at 3:30pm Jaipur FC played another match with Hamirpur FC and won by 1-0 and entered into the Semi Finals of the tournament.

Second Day was very cold and foggy so the match got delayed because of low visibility. Semi final match was between Jaipur FC and Dabwali FC that ended into 1-0 win by Jaipur FC. The team had to play the finals in the evening against Spartan Villa FC but ended loosing by 1-0 and lifted the runners up trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 11,000.

Prashant Narayan from Jaipur FC was also awarded the best defender of the tournament.

Former Delhi state veteran footballer BHABANI BANERJEE passed away.

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From DSA PRESS RELEASE : Bhabani Banerjee, the man who helped Delhi register its lone triumph in the National championship for the Santosh Trophy in 1944, passed away in the capital on Monday (17. 02. 2014) after a brief illness. He was 88. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.

A product of New Delhi's Gole Market area, then known as Delhi Imperial Zone (DIZ), and Raisina Bengali School, tall and well-built Banerjee was famous for his wing play and stinging left footers. His finest moment came in the 1944 Santosh Trophy on home turf when Delhi stunned a star-studded Bengal 2-0 in the final.

Banerjee struck the second goal in the second session. He received a pass inside the area and after eluding defender Sailen Manna, he beat K. Dutta under the Bengal bar with a powerful shot. His performance in the tournament earned him praise from Bengal manager Balaidas Chatterjee.

But when Chatterjee invited him to join Mohun Bagan next season, Banerjee turned down the offer saying he would like to complete his graduation with the Delhi University before turning into a full-time footballer.

Next year, Banerjee achieved yet another first when he guided New Delhi Heroes to win the inaugural DCM Trophy in the capital defeating King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the final. He once again scored in Heroes' 3-2 victory.After spending his best days with New Delhi Heroes, Banerjee later joined Raisina Sporting.

He was creamted this after-noon at Nigam Bodh Ghat. A large number of soccer enthusiasts attended his fineral

The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA ) deeply mourned his untimely death. AIFF vice-president and DSA president Subhash Chopra and its managing committee members expressed their heart-felt