INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - MARCH : 2015

Mohammedan Spoerting Club signed Rakesh Masih.

Mohammedan Spoerting Club signed Rakesh Masih

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Mohammedan Spoerting Club signed Rakesh Masih and set to move at East Bengal Ground for final phase of preparation! Before going into the final phase of training for I-League 2nd Division from Monday at East Bengal Ground, Mohammedan Sporting Club trained at Vivekananda Yubabharati Krirangan for last time in the season 2014-15 on Friday. After gap of two days Mohammedan Sporting Club will resume traning at East Bengal Ground on Monday morning, where the final and most intense phase of traning will begin.

During today's training session at Yubabharati Krirangan, Mohammedan Sporting' Chief Coach Ananta Kumar Ghosh spoke to MSC Media and said "We had very good training here at Yubabharati and it's more important to have equally good or even better traning at East Bengal Ground because in 2nd Division we are going to play at Natural Surface."

Mohammedan Spoerting Club signed Rakesh Masih

He added "We have very talented players in our team and it brought a healthy competition within the team that's why everyone is eager to do well but still there are some areas which need to take care off and i hope before leaving for 2nd Division on 26th March we would able to sought out those."

Meanwhile in order to further strengthen the squad Mohammedan Sporting Club have completed the signing of experienced playmaker Rakesh Masih.India international Rakesh Masih was a integral part of Atletico de Kolkata's Indian Super League winning squad in 2014, Mohammedan's Chief Coach Ananta Kumar Ghosh welcomed him in the Club and said "I would like to welcome Rakesh in the Club and wish him all the very best, In midfield we badly needed a senior player like him and we must thank to the officials to brought Rakesh, he is a very expericed player with his experience he knows how to perform in crucial matches so in 2nd Division he has a very big role to play for the team."

International Women's Day : first ever Women's Invitational Tournament conducted by Pune Football Club

Pune FC's International Women's Day

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PFC Press release : migos and Pune FC Women's Team topped the Schools and the Open section respectively in the first ever Women's Invitational Tournament conducted by Pune Football Club at the Maharashtriya Mandal Sports Complex in Mukundnagar on Sunday.

Coinciding with the first ever Asian Football Confederation Women's Football Day, Pune FC's seven-a-side tournament supported by Amura Marketing Technologies, attracted participation from 14 teams across two sections in and around Pune on the International Women's Day.

Amigos, comprising of students from Camp area, came out on top in the Schools section with a 1-0 win over Erin Nosh Nagarvala School. On the other hand Pune FC's Women's team won the Open section beating Team Spicer in a penalty shootout by a 2-1 margin.

The participating teams in the school competition included Mercedes Benz International School, Azam School, Erin Nosh Nagarvala School, Podar International School, Symbiosis School, Abeda Inamdar School, The Bishop's School, Camp and Amigos. In the open section the six teams included, Automated Data Processing (ADP), Symantec, HDFC Bank Mumbai, SKF Sports Academy, Pune FC Women team and Team Spicer.

The final played between Amigos and Erin Nosh Nagarvala School in the Schools section was a close affair. The only goal of the game came in the beginning of the second half when Anna Pais intercepted a pass from the ENNS defender and took a low shot which bounced off the ENNS custodian into the goal. While they tried hard to come back from a goal down Amigos continued to press further and denied them the chance with the game ending 1-0 and Amigos winning the school competition section of the tournament.

The final between Spicer School and Pune FC in the Open Section was another closely contested game. The two teams had met in the qualifying rounds where a heated exchange and a very physical playing style from Spicer had given Pune FC a hard fought 2-0 win over them. However, the big final ended goalless with both sides failing to net in in regulation time.

After a long penalty shootout, Pune FC finally emerged victorious 2-1 with goals from Shweta Borude and Ayesha Alvares. Meanwhile, Lalnunthari scored the only goal for Team Spicer.

The winners and runners up were handed trophies by Pune FC Women's Coach Kalpana Dass along with gift vouchers from Malaka Spice apart from exclusive Club merchandise.

Player of the Tournament, Schools: Kajal Valmiki (ENNS)
Player of the Tournament, Open: Senorita Nongpluh (Team Spicer)

RESULTS

Schools Section, Final
Amigos: 1 (Anna Pais) b ENNS: 0 Semifinals

Amigos: 3 (Aishwarya Gadekar, Khusi Kawathekar 2) b Mercedes Benz International School: 0 ENNS: 0 (2) (Kajal Walmiki, Vaishnavi Salunkhe) b Abeda Inamdar: 0 (1) (Sania Shaikh) via tie breaker Open Section, Final

Pune FC: 0 (2) (Ayesha Alvares, Shweta Borude) b Team Spicer: 0 (1) (Lalnunthari) via tie breaker Semifinals

Pune FC WT: 3 (Rutuja Gunawant, Darshana Sanas, Manisha Bavdankar) b ADP: 0
Team Spicer: 3 (Senorita Nongpluh 2, Freesia Nongpluh) b HDFC, Mumbai: 1 (Archana Sharma) ??