INDIAN FOOTBALL NEWS 2019 (MAY)


ELEVEN COACHES CLEAR AFC B DIPLOMA COURSE SUCCESSFULLY
Eleven out of twenty-four coaches have successfully completed the AFC B Diploma course which was held in Mahrashtra. Module 1 was held during November 12-26, 2018 followed by Module 2 which was scheduled from March 5-9, 2019.
The successful candidates are as follows:
1. Arun Mishra
2. Ryan Edwin D'Souza
3. Kaizad Fakir Ambapardiwalla
4. Vijith S Shetty
5. Mahesh Vijay Jagtap
6. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat
7. Tarun Shetty
8. Stephan Tawnthansanga
9. Archie Dias
10. Maclin Gaul D'Penha
11. Adrian Gregory Dias

The Pro-Passed coach's list is as follows:
1. Anthony Fernandes

Three coaches are listed Fame in the aforementioned course:
1. Tabia Othallo
2. Jasmeet Singh
3. Mohammed Hason Khaleeli

Nine coaches who have failed to clear the course successfully are as follows:
1. Shrungar Tarak Raul
2. Adewale Abdulateef Seriki
3. Emmanuel Pradeep Pooranaraj
4. Rupesh Madkar
5. Jathanna Suprith Sadanand
6. Sanjit Naik
7. Prasad Ratnakar Shetty
8. Shinoj Madathil
9. Oscar Melvin Henry Alva

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STIMAC CAN DO GREAT THINGS FOR INDIAN FOOTBALL, BRANDON, BHEKE SAY IN UNISON
21.05.2019 - AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Indian National Team had their first practice session under newly-appointed Croatian Head Coach Igor Stimac at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi today (May 21, 2019). The squad has assembled to prepare for the forthcoming Kings’ Cup in Buriram, Thailand. The King’s Cup is slated for be held in Buriram on June 5, when the Blue Tigers take on Curacao in their first match.

STIMAC CAN DO GREAT THINGS FOR INDIAN FOOTBALL, BRANDON, BHEKE SAY IN UNISON

The former Croatia national team manager wasted little time in formalities and got right into the thick of action aiming to lead the Blue Tigers on an upward surge after inspiring performances in the AFC Asian Cup earlier this year.Speaking on the side-lines of the practice session, Rahul Bheke who got his National Team call-up said: “The coach greeted everyone with a Namaste and shared his plans about Indian Football.”

He further explained: “As a team, the coach wants us to play together as a unit and if we have to be one of the best teams in Asia, we have to think big and follow our dreams.” “He is very much positive about the growth of Indian Football and wants to take us further into being one of the best team in Asia,” he added.

Stimac took the squad to some fitness tests on the opening day. Besides Bheke, Brandon Fernandes, who got a call-up to the National Camp for the first time since 2015 stated: “I was training a bit in the offseason. But now I am here and I want to give my cent percent in every session.”

Lauding the experience of Stimac, who was part of the Croatia team in the 1998 World Cup where they finished third, Brandon said: “He is a very experienced coach and can do great things for this country. His plans and goal is to improve us and I feel that it was a good choice to appoint him.” “I will be taking it day by day. My first target is to get into the final list for the King’s Cup. So right now I am focussing on that,” Brandon maintained.

Bheke signed off: “This is a chance which I can’t afford to blow up. I will give my best in the camp.” Brandon nodded.

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INDIA TO HOST INTERCONTINENTAL CUP AT AHMEDABAD
INDIA TO HOST INTERCONTINENTAL CUP AT AHMEDABAD
19.5.19: The Second edition of Intercontinental Cup will be played at Ahmedabad. This was officially announced by All India Football Federation in a press release today.

The tournament will start from 7th of July at the newly built Trans Stadia Arena at Ahmedabad and the final of the competition is schedule on the 18th of July.
Besides the defending champions and host India, the other participants are Syria, DPR Korea and Tajikistan. The tournament will be played in a round robin league format. The top two teams of the league will play in the final.
India won the opening edition of the competition when they defeated Kenya by a brace of Sunil Chetri in the final at the Mumbai Football Arena.


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ANIKET YADAV JOINED WITH BACKBURN ROVERS FIRST TEAM
17.05.2019 : Aniket Jadhav, 18-year-old Jamshedpur FC player who is the first professional Indian player to train for three months at famous Blackburn Rovers in England, having arrived at Rovers' Academy. Aniket was invited to join by Rovers boss Tony Mowbray with Rovers first team training session ahead of the season finale against Swansea city and Mowbray.

Tony Mowbray added the young boy have good basics to his game and he was able to join in with the session. He was enthusiastic, he worked hard with the group and hopefully he enjoyed it. He hopes that the professional level of coaching in an elite level Academy will stand Aniket in good stead for the future and create habits that will hopefully become rooted and become part of the foundation of his career....Courtesy --... www.rovers.co.uk

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STIMAC ANNOUNCES LIST OF 37 PROBABLES FOR PREPARATORY CAMP
16.05.2019 - AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Indian National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac has announced a list of 37 probables for India’s preparatory camp for the Kings Cup slated to be held in Buriram, Thailand from June 5-8, 2019.
STIMAC ANNOUNCES LIST OF 37 PROBABLES FOR PREPARATORY CAMP

THE LIST OF 37 PROBABLES STAY AS FOLLOWS:
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Rahul Bheke, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anwar Ali, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das.
MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Bikramjit Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Germanpreet Singh, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Redeem Tlang, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nandha Kumar, Komal Thatal, Michael Soosairaj.
FORWARDS: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jobby Justin, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh.

The preparatory camp will be held in New Delhi from May 20.

Speaking to www.the-aiff.com, Stimac said: “I respected the choice of the squad which represented India in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The rest of the players have been added post my research watching Hero I-League and Hero ISL matches. I found some players quite interesting, and have summoned them to the camp.”

“I congratulate all the players, and wish them good luck,” he added. “I am eagerly waiting to land in New Delhi, and get on the task immediately. I have always cherished new challenges, and I am looking forward to coaching the Blue Tigers.”

Striker Jeje Lalpekhlua who is likely to be operated in the third week of May wasn’t considered for the camp, as was a host of other players like Halicharan Narzary (knee injury), Mandar Rao Desai (hamstring injury), Ashique Kuruniyan (knee injury), Narender Gehlot (knee injury), and Jerry Lalrinzuala. The Kings Cup will be followed by the Hero Intercontinental Cup in July.

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EX-INTERNATIONALS EXPERIENCE AIFF GRASSROOTS LEADERS COURSE IN MANIPUR

07.05.2019: AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Seventeen coaches including several prominent ex-international footballers participated in the first of three All India Football Federation (AIFF) Grassroots Leader Courses hosted in Imphal, Manipur and organized by Tata Trusts that concluded at the Eastern Sporting Union Ground on Sunday (May 5, 2019).

AIFF 'D' LICENSE COURSE - CONDUTED BY IFA ENDED TODAY

The four-day course, conducted by AIFF Instructors Shailesh Karkera and assisted by Kuntala Ghosh Dastidar, focused on coaching methodology at various youth age groups as well as Introduction to Futsal. Surkumar Singh, one of India’s most decorated footballers in recent memory reflected on his experiences over the four days of learning.

“These past four days have been an eye-opening experience for me personally. To understand how children behave at different ages and the methods used to train them was something I found fascinating. This course helped me immensely and in turn I hope that I can inspire and coach my kids to become better players,” he said.

Khelemba Singh - a Hero I-League winner with Salgoacar SC, one of the rare footballers to have donned the colours of both Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, and current Technical Head of Tata Trusts in Manipur spoke about his experiences of the course.

“Having already attended the D and C License courses, I was not expecting the amount of knowledge and relevant content that this course provided and it was delivered to us by the instructors in a format which was very easy to understand. The Futsal session was very interesting because I was personally under the impression that it is easier to play Futsal since it is a small format but now I realize it is extremely demanding and you need to have a lot of technical ability to play the sport," he said. The course concluded with a Grassroots Football Festival that involved a total of 85 children engaging in a series of matches and technical workshops.

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AIFF 'D' LICENSE COURSE - CONDUTED BY IFA ENDED TODAY

04.05.2019: : The AIFF 'D' coachig course conducted by IFA WB has ended today with 22 participants at Kancharapara Katagunj Dr. b.R. Ambedkar Sports Club Ground. The Course instructor was IAN LAW which start from 29th April. Amar Bose and Dinesh Gyan was the co ordinator deputed from IFA in the course.

THE 22 PARTICIPANS NAME : SUBRATA PAUL, TANMOY DHAR, SUNDAR MANDI, ANIL TUDU, SUNKANTA ROY, TARIF AHMED, SARIDDHA SHOME, SHAKIL AHMED, SUROJIT DEBNATH, AVIJIT DEY, NANI GOPAL KARMAKAR, ADITYA GUPTA, SUROJIT GHOSH, SOUMYASWIP DEY, JIBAN CHANDRA DEY, ARUN KUMAR ROY, PROSENJIT ROY,PRADIP KUMAR DAS, SUKUMAR DAS, SUMAN SIKDAR, SAJEER MP, SAYANTAN DAS ROY.

AIFF 'D' LICENSE COURSE - CONDUTED BY IFA ENDED TODAY
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HERO INDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE 2018-19 TO KICK OFF IN LUDHIANA

04.05.2019: AIFF PRESS RELEASE : t’s that time of the year again! The Hero Indian Women’s League is back and the top female players of the country and from abroad are raring to go as the tournament is set to kick-off at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab on Sunday, May 5.

HERO INDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE 2018-19 TO KICK OFF IN LUDHIANA
HERO INDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE GROUPS AND TEAMS
GROUP I : Rising Student’s Club.. Gokulam Kerala FC... FC Alakhpura... Hans Women’s FC ... Central SSB Women’s Football Team...Panjim Footballers.
GROUP II : Manipur Police SC -- Sethu FC -- Bangalore United FC -- SAI-STC Cuttack -- FC Kolhapur City -- Baroda Football Academy

Defending champions Rising Student’s Club kick-start the 2018-19 Hero IWL edition as they face-off against Gokulam Kerala FC on Sunday. As many as 12 teams, who are divided into two groups of six each, are set to participate in the tournament. Group I consists of Rising Student’s Club, Gokulam, FC Alakhpura, Hans Women Football Club, Central SSB Women Football Club and Panjim Footballers. Meanwhile, Group II consists of Manipur Police, Sethu FC Bangalore United FC, SAI-STC Cuttack, FC Kolhapur City, and Baroda Football Academy.

“Women's football in our country is going through an exciting phase. We have seen the Indian Women's Team produce some great results at the International front,” said All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das. “We are sure to see the rise of more talented players in the third season of the Hero Indian Women's League. I would like to thank the Punjab Football Association for their support in hosting the IWL, and wish the participating clubs all the best for the tournament in Ludhiana,” he further said.

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