'I am here to build the FC Bardez brand'- Armando Colaco
05.08.2016 - FCB - GOA : Goa's newest football club FC Bardez Goa was inaugurated recently and the new outfit is set to play it's first official match against Dempo Sports Club in the Goa Police Cup next week. The club begin their journey under the stewardship of one of India's most successful coaches in Armando Colaco. Life has come a full circle for the veteran tactician who now faces his former club who he led to I-League glory, in his first match with FC Bardez Goa.
Reflecting on the prospect of facing his old club the new FCB chief was bullish, "There is no doubt Dempo is a good team, a seasoned team. But when we'll be playing against them it will be eleven vs eleven."
Asked about his own team's preparations ahead of the game Colaco lamented the fact that the rains had prevented him from holding adequate outdoor practice sessions. But, he said he was happy with the overall balance of the squad. "I have brought senior players to give experience to the youngsters. Maturity is more importanant. If you have only juniors then they don’t have the maturity . Seniors are guiding the juniors who are learning from them," he explained. Climax will be playing the dual role of player and Assistant Coach for FC Bardez Goa
Colaco also elaborated on his expectations for player-coach Climax Lawrence who has joined him on this adventure stating that he was keen for the experienced midfielder to concentrate on his coaching career. "Now is the time where he has to give all his experience to the youth, put all his efforts on them," he pointed out.
The former India manager said he was on the lookout for a good Indian striker and only if he failed to find one would he turn to the foreign market. Speaking about the new project Colaco said he was keen to instil his own brand of attacking and entertaining football into the team and was not concerned about outdoing his more illustrious rivals. "I'm here to build the FC Bardez brand in my own style. The team will play Armando Colaco's style of football."
Colaco asserted that he was looking at the Goa Police Cup as a dress rehearsal for the Goa Pro League season which is a priority for the club. .
SFC PRESS RELEASE 05.08.2016 : : Salgaocar FC under new Head Coach Norbert Gonasalves end their Pre-Season Friendlies on a high note setting the bar for the upcoming Police Cup and The Goa Professional League.
In their first Pre-Season friendly, the Green Brigades got the better of Calangute Association beating them 4-1 at Duler Stadium, Mapusa.
A stunning 5 star performance for Norbert and the team as they over powered Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim 5-0 which was played at Fatorda on the outside turf.
Salgaocar FC were put to the test against The Indian Navy (Goa) side, but the lads of SFC were too quick and strong for the Navy to hold them as the match at Duler Stadium, Mapusa ended 13-0.
With these massive wins in their Pre-Season matches, Salgaocar FC are ready for the new season with the first match in the Police Cup against Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim on 7th August on Ambelim Ground and against Sporting Clube De Goa in the Charity Cup on 14th August at Duler Stadium, kick off at 4 p.m.
Salgaocar FC will be holding open selection trials on 8th, 9th and 10th of August at Dramapur Panchayat Ground – Dramapur for their Under 14 boys football team as part of the club’s Youth Development Program. Players born on or after 1-01-2003 to 31-12-2004 are requested to report to Cajetan, Ignatius or Ramesh on the ground with their complete playing kit and copy of their birth certificate at 3:30 p.m. Bus to the venue will leave from KTC Margao at 3 p.m.