INDIA WIN AGAINST BHUTAN FRIENDLY 3-0
13.08.2016 : A goal each from the two Strikers Sumeet Passi and Captain Jeje Lalpekhlua, and another from Halicharan Narzary within the first 21 minutes itself was enough for a new-look India to romp home 3-0 in the unofficial Friendly against Bhutan in Thimphu on Saturday (August 13, 2016). Speaking post match, National Coach Stephen Constantine admitted that the “altitude posed a serious threat.”
India made full use of all their six substitutions with four newcomers – Germanpreet Singh, Vinit Rai, Issac Vanmalsawma and Chinglesana Singh -- having a feel what International Football is all about. In the process, Constantine has introduced 32 new faces in International Football though the four newcomers of the day won’t be counted as official debuts as it was an unofficial match.
13.08.2016 : INDIA - 3-0 - BHUTAN (BTN - FT)
IND : Subrata Paul; Aiborlang Khongjee (Germanpreet Singh – 46th), Dhanpal Ganesh (Chinglesana Singh – 46th), Sandesh Jhingan (Kaushik Sarkar -- 79th), Fluganco Cardozo; Jackichand Singh (Lallianzuala Changte – 70th), Rowlin Borges (Vinit Rai – 67th), Pronoy Halder, Halicharan Narzary (Issac Vanmalsawma – 46th), Sumeet Passi, Jeje Lalpekhlua.
MATCH END. 10 Men Bhutan lost 0-3 home Friendly to India.
90': Bhutan earned a free kick, sandesh cleared for Bhutan's corner kick.
85': STILL 3-0 SCORE FOR INDIA AGAINST 10 MEN BHUTAN.
73': Corner for India in left of Bhutan Keeper. Cleared.
69': Bhutan defending well. Slow pace in the match.
54': RED CARD - BHUTAN JR 27 NO.
PLAYER CHANGE-INDIA: Germanpreet comes in for Aibor. Issac replaces Hali. Sana substitutes Ganesh.
46': 2nd half Starts.
HT : 3-0 for India.
40': Corner for India in right of Bhutan keeper.
36': A long shot went to Subrata.
32': Bhutan got a chance out side of India Box but Sandesh resque.
26': Sandesh headed out a left sided cross of Bhutan.
20': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-0 to India. Holicharan Scored off Jeje's final pass..
18': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-0. jeje scored from a right sided cross.
16': Missed Cross from Left of Bhutan.
10': India is leading 1-0.
3': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to India. Well Header of Sumeet Passi beat Bhutan Keeper
1': Match starts. Indian in blue/blue and bhutan in Orange/Orange Jersey.
TWO WOMEN CANDIDATE IN AIFF Match Commissioners Seminar
13.08.2016AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The two day AIFF Match Commissioners Seminar which kicked-off at the AIFF Headquarters in the Capital on August 09, 2016 included two Women participants gunning to become AIFF Match Commissioners – a statement that there is interest amongst the female populace of the Country when it comes to Match Operations and other activities.
Shillong Lajong’s Media Manager Janice Lynrah and Sudeshna Mukherjee Nag were among the 52 members which participated in the informative Seminar that taught participants the functions of an AIFF Match Commissioner in tune with the philosophy of FIFA and AFC.
“It is heartwarming to see that Women are part of most of the jobs around the Nation and hence, if men can be MCs (Match Commissioners) why not Women?” said Janice, who has been a regular to AIFF Seminars in context to Football Administration. “Being a Match Commissioner brings in a lot of responsibility in the World of Football and this Seminar helped us learn the nitty-gritty of affairs.”
“It feels good to be one of the two female representatives in the Seminar. But the passion amongst Women Administrators is already brimming and the next Seminar could certainly see more Women participants,” she pronounced.
Meanwhile for Sudeshna Mukherjee Nag the Seminar not only gave her new skill-set, it also made her feel proud. “It makes me feel proud about my participation in the AIFF MC Seminar and I thank the AIFF for inviting me to it,” informed Sudeshna. “Over the course of the Seminar I have learnt new things and acquired unprecedented knowledge. It has been a pleasure to be part of the AIFF family.”