INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - APRIL : 2015

AFC 'A' Certificate course from 10th May at Barasat

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AFC 'A' Certificate course from 10th May at Barasat

(AIFF) Press Release : The All India Football Federation will conduct an AFC A-Certificate course in Kolkata, West Bengal from May 10, 2015 to June 5, 2015. The course will be conducted by Fahad Ahmed Almukharraq from Bahrain. And 24 members will be participating in it. 2014 March at Barasat (AFC A-Certificate course)

The 24 member list follows: Sukhwinder Kumar
Pradhyum Reddy
Subir Dey
Bastab Roy -------- BENGAL
Cleofas Alex
Shukla Dutta -------- BENGAL
Jayabrata Ghosh -------- BENGAL
Mario Parreira
Arindam Deb -------- BENGAL
Utpal Mukherjee -------- BENGAL
Santanu Thakurta -------- BENGAL
Ranjan Bhattacharya -------- BENGAL
Rajeev PK
Milagres Carvalho
Kuntala Ghosh Dastidar -------- BENGAL
Surmala Chanu
Nashim Ali -------- BENGAL
Paritosh Sharma
Shyam Lodh -------- BENGAL
Sapam Singh
Shekhar Kerkar
Uttam Negi
Tanumoy Basu -------- BENGAL
KFC ADDED : The course will be held at Barasat Stadium Complex, Barasat. 11 Participants form Bengal.

Sporting Clube de Goa Veterans win Goodwill Cup

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Sporting Clube de Goa Veterans win Goodwill Cup (SCG) Press Release : Sporting Clube de Goa Veterans defeated Portugal MP's 4-1 in the final of the SCG Goodwill Cup, at Don Bosco ground Panjim, on Thursday. Sporting Goa took the lead when Roque Carneiro headed in a cross swung in by Mathew Costa.

Changing over, Sporting Goa doubled their lead when Kiran Chaukachi dribbled round the goalkeeper and tapped in after being played through by Pratap Samant. Clyde Dias managed to pull a goal back for the visitors after receiving a neat pass from Olvin Cardoza.

Sporting Goa continued to display elegance in the attack and finished the game strongly with Clifford Chukwuma getting his name on the score sheet, before Kiran completed his brace. The previous day, Sporting Clube de Goa Veterans defeated Lusiofonia XI 5-3, while Portugal MP's overcame Don Bosco Past Pupils 3-2 to qualify for the final.

After the game Sporting Goa received the winner's trophy, while Portugal MP's took home the runners up trophy.

Sara Fernandes who incidentally was the only woman on the pitch received the Hero of the match award. Former India Captain and Arjuna Awardee, Bruno Coutinho received a special token for his super contribution in the competition for Sporting Goa Veterans.

Hon. Consul of Portugal in Goa, Rui Baceira was the Chief Guest. Sporting Clube de Goa Competitions Director Angelo Albuquerque, Don Bosco past Pupils President Edward Noronha and Clube Nacional President Tony Dias were also present on the occasion, among other dignitaries.

Sporting Clube de Goa organised the event to harness the power of sport to promote peace and harmony. Earlier in the season Sporting Goa conducted a similar exhibition friendly with an Invitational team from Nigeria.

Orbis School, St. Mary's clinch inaugural Orbis-Pune FC Invitational Cup

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Orbis-Pune FC Invitational Cup

(PFC) Press Release : The Orbis School, Keshavnagar and Camp-based St. Mary's High School emerged victorious in the Boys and the Girls sections respectively of the inaugural Orbis-Pune FC Invitational Under-14 Football Tournament held at the Orbis School Grounds recently.

The first-of-its-kind tournament saw participation from twenty teams in both sections and was played across two days.

In the Boys section, it was the Orbis School who came out on top among twelve teams. Having beaten Sardar Dastur Boys 'A' in a thrilling penalty shootout in the semifinals, the hosts clinched in the final with a 2-1 win over Pawar Public School thanks to goals from Darshan Rao and Ayush Vatal in a hotly contested encounter.

Meanwhile, in the Girls section it was St. Mary's who came out of top after a dominant show throughout the competition. The girls from the camp-based schools hammered 27 unanswered goals in 5 games to be crowned as undisputed champions. In the big final, goals from Gia Sundaram and Ramona Kodkani along with an own goal helped them brush aside Mercedes Benz International School 3-0.

The eight participating teams in the Girls' section included Anglo Urdu Girls HS, Dr. Mar Thephilus School, Mercedes Benz IS, Amanora HS, Vatsalya Public School, St. Mary's HS, The Orbis School and Sunrise EMS (Teach for India).

In the boys section, the twelve teams included the Orbis School, Amanora School, Vatsalya Public School, Sardar Dastur Boys 'A' & 'B', St. Arnold's School, Pune Police Public School, Pawar Public School, Erin Nosh Nagarwala School, Sardar Dastur Co-ed, Indus International School and Dr. Mar Thephilus School.

The winners and runners up and were handed trophies by Pune FC's Portuguese winger Edgar Marcelino along with Mr. Ajeya Row (Head, Pune FC Soccer Schools), Ms. Mala Jetly (Principal, Orbis School), Mr. Razi Faquih (Director, Orbis School) and Mr. Haseeb Faquih.

RESULTS

BOYS, Final

Orbis School: 2 (Darshan Rao 3', Ayush Vatal 6') B Pawar Public School: 1 (Aayush Jadhav 4')

Semifinals

Orbis School: 1 (3) (Mihir Dangwal 2') b Dastur Boys 'A': 1 (Sriram Mahashikare 6') via tie-breaker
Pawar Public School: 1 (Richard Jacob 2') b Indus International School: 0

GIRLS, Final

St.Mary's HS: 3 (Gia Sundaram 12', Ramona Kodkani 13', Own Goal) b Mercedes Benz International School: 0

Semifinals

Mercedes Benz International School: 1 (Laura Steinicke 6') b Sunrise EMS: 0
St. Mary's HS: 3 (Aishwarya Gadekar 2', 6', 10') b Anglo Urdu Girls HS: 0

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

GIRLS

Highest Goalscorer: Aishwarya Gadekar (12 goals) (St.Mary's High School)
Best Goalkeeper: Franziska Prax (Mercedes Benz International School)
Best Player: Nandini Tupe (St.Mary's High School)

BOYS

Highest Goalscorer: Mohit Nandargi (3 goals) (Pawar Public School)
Best Goalkeeper: Raj Panday (The Orbis School)
Best Player: Richard Jacob (Pawar Public School)al, Ranjan, Kuntala, Tanumoy, Santanu, Shyam,