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Goa to take on Kolkata in the final of MYFC U-16 Football 2013 at Bangalore..

21.04.2013 : KFC. | HOME PAGE


BDFA PRESS RELASE:'In a high scoring match in the last round of the 3rd Mahindra Youth Football Challenge being held at Bangalore Football Stadium, Greenwood International Bangalore and Don Bosco, Panjim, (Goa) shared honours with a 2-2 final score. Though, the draw was enough to take the team from Goa to the final of the tournament where they take on Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban from Kolkata.

The team from Bangalore opened the scoring with Viswa Kalyanaraman netting the ball in the 16th minute, not wasting any time, Ryan A. D'costa from Don Bosco Goa equalized with a goal in the 17th.

The team from Goa went one up with Glevito S. Miranda scoring in the 45th minute, but a late charge by Rishabh Agarwal in the 47th minute levelled the scores for Bangalore. Glevito S. Miranda from Don Bosco, Goa was adjudged the Star Performer of the match.

In other matches Don Bosco, Matunga (Mumbai) beat Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj (New Delhi) 1-0, Ruchir Keny scored the lone goal of the match at the stroke of half time, enough to take the team from Delhi to its fifth straight loss. Nathan Fernandes from Mumbai was recognized as the Star Performer of the match.

In the final match of the day Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban (Kolkata) took on St. Joseph's High School, Calicut (Kerala). The Kolkata team maintained their unbeaten record by blanking the team from Kolkata 3-0. Md. Habib opened the scoring in the 8th minute followed by a strike from Sumit Das in the 12th; Santanu Debnath clinched the game for his team by scoring the deciding goal in the 16th minute. An all round performance by Md. Habib earned him the award for being the Star Performer of the game.

India's best under-14 football players from leading schools across six Indian cities are here to battle it out in the tournament.

The Mahindra Youth Football Challenge is the Mahindra Group's commitment to promote football at the grassroots level. The company has partnered with Scottish football giant Celtic Football Club, who is taking on the responsibility of training and developing young talent identified through the initiative.

Results: Don Bosco High School, Panjim (Goa) (Ryan A. D'costa 1, Glevito S. Miranda 1) 2-2 Greenwood International Bangalore (Viswa Kalyanaraman 1, Rishabh Agarwal 1)
Don Bosco High School, Mumbai (Nathan Fernandes 1) 1-0 Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj (New Delhi)
Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban (Md. Habib 1, Sumit Das 1, Santanu Debnath 1) 3-0 St. Joseph's High School, Calicut (Kerala)

Tomorrow's schedule:

4 pm Final: Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Banibhaban (Kolkata) vs. Don Bosco, Panjim (Goa)
GUEST : Carlton Chapman and Neol wilson

I-League: Mumbai FC hold ONGC while Salgaocar beat Pailan Arrows..

20.04.2013 : KFC. | HOME PAGE


20.04.2013: ONGC FC   1-1   Mumbai FC (DEL - FT )
ONGC : Yusa 19' :: MFC : Yakubu 90+4' :: MOM : Wahid (ONGC)
ONGC : Rehnesh, Parminder, Adeola, Robin, Whaliad, Jatin, Kailash, Sachin, Lalrinmuana, Yusa, Muritala.

Mumbai FC hold ONGC to a draw

AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : Prior to the kick-off, one had to look back at ONGC.s Home record. Not consisting of any big names and supposedly an easy meat on paper, ONGC have been almost invincible at the Ambedkar Stadium in the 2012/13 edition of the I-League.

As things stand now, if East Bengal don.t win the title, they may look back at the ONGC match which they lost at the Ambedkar Stadium; if even Churchill Brothers don't eventually win their title, they may also look back at the ONGC match in which they were held in New Delhi. Even defending champions Dempo SC will admit that it was their 1-3 defeat against ONGC at the Ambedkar Stadium which started their slide.

The trend continued. An injury-time goal by Yusif Yakubu helped Mumbai FC to earn a point against ONGC at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday (April 20). Earlier, Yusa Katsumi had converted from the spot to put ONGC in the lead in the 18th minute. The match marked the end of ONGC.s home-matches in the Capital.

Courtesy the result, both teams moved to 31 points from 25 matches.

ONGC's first chance came as early as the fifth minute. Kailash Patil's deft turn caught rival defender Kamaljeet Kumar on the wrong foot and the former was brought down. But off the resultant free-kick, Yusa Katsumi's try sailed inches over. A couple of minutes later, Yusa was brought down by rival defender Peter Costa and this time David Lalrinmuana's free-kick was way off the mark.

Mumbai FC came back strongly and forced a goalline clearance in the 12th minute - Justin Stephen's header off a Nicolas Rodrigues corner was cleared off the line by Sachin Gawas.ONGC surged ahead in the 18th minute. A David cross from the right was handled inside the box by Kamaljeet and Yusa gleefully converted from the spot to make it 1-0.

Mumbai FC's best chance in the first-half came in the 31st minute. Peter Costa set up Evans Quao inside the box but his prompt shot was palmed away by ONGC goalkeeper Rehenesh. Yusa, who till then, was creating problems for the Mumbai FC defenders, limped off in the 35th minute and was substituted by Naresh Aula. ONGC, thereafter, looked a bit wayward.

Changing over, Mumbai FC stayed the more dominant force. They did break into the rival box a number of times but the ONGC defenders managed to keep them in bay. Their easiest chance came in the 58th minute when John Coutinho, all in control, failed to tap it over an onrushing Rehenesh from the top of the box. Much to the frustration of the Mumbai FC bench, the ball sailed over.

Three minutes later, Yasif Yakubu failed to direct his free-header into the net off a Nicolas centre down the left. ONGC who depended on counter-attacks, also had their chances. In the 65th minute, former India International Jatin Bisht's header off a David corner bounced off the post.

ONGC who had been pressing hard just couldn't convert the chances which came their way. Substitute Kuttymani's miss in the 88th minute summed up the day for them. With all the time in the World, Kuttymani’s header off a Peter Costa cross went over.

But the drama was in store. The lanky Abhishek Yadav set up Yakubu in the clear and the veteran striker banged it in to the right of Rehenesh in the 94th minute. The match ended 1-1. The last time the two teams had met, Mumbai FC had scraped past ONGC by a solitary goal at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.


20.04.2013: Pailan Arrows  1-2   Salgaocar SC (KOL - FT.)
SAL: Joshimar 43', Gabriel 49'
PAI : Semilin 38'
MOM : Luciano Sabrosa (SAL)
PAI : Poire, Souvik, Vishal, Sonu, Preetam, Milan, Pronoy, Tirthankar, Saijumon, Alwin, Semilin...
SAL : Karanjit, Fulgancio, Milagres, Augesine, Nicolou, Rocus, Francis, Ranadev, Gabriel, Joshimar..

Indian squad for AFC U-14 Championship announced.

19.04.2013 : KFC. | HOME PAGE


AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : A 21-member Indian team will be participating in the AFC U-14 Championship to be held in Mashhad, Iran. Besides hosts Iran, India have been clubbed with Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan in Group D.

India play their first match against Iran on April 23 followed by a match against Kyrgyzstan the following day. India's third match has been slated against Pakistan on April 28 while the last match is against Turkmenistan on April 29.

The squad leaves for Iran early Saturday (April 20) morning.

Goalkeepers : Dheeraj Singh, Mohammad Nawaz, Antonio Da Silva.
Defenders : Amarjeet Mishra, Amartya Basu, Anwar Ali, Jaskaranpreet Singh, Jitendra Singh, Smiel Diyali, Flan Ansil Gomes, Ritik Rai.
Midfielders : Abhijit Sarkar, Hrishi Dhat, Mohammad Shahjahan, Sudipto Malakar, Ribhav Jatin Sardesai, Ajay Alex Anthony.
Forwards : Abuthaheer, Gaston D'Silva, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba, Shubham Sarangi.
Head Coach : Narayana Menon.
Assistant Coach : Jude Barreto.
Goalkeeping Coach : Mario Aguiar.
Physiotherapist : Vishnu Nair.
Team Manager : Anshuman Arya.