AIFF Club Licensing Meet Ends Successfully.

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The first All India Football Federation Club Licensing Seminar for the year 2014 was successfully held at the AIFF Headquarters, Football House, New Delhi, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Present for the occasion were representatives from the 13 Airtel I-League Clubs participating in the current season, as well as, Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, Airtel I-League.

The objective of the day-long meeting was to give the Clubs an insight on the Online Club Licensing process. The representatives were educated with the process of Online Registration and the Document Submission of the Licensing Process for the 2014/15 season. Ms. Roma Khanna, Manager, Club Licensing, AIFF, stated, "This system is designed to ensure complete transparency and be user-friendly, so that at any given time a Club have the access to their license performance, just a click away."

Pune FC are the only Indian Club to have fulfilled successfully all the criteria of licensing in the 2013/14 season. Speaking on the occasion, Chirag Tanna, Head of Operations, Pune FC, said, "We are now very much aware that fulfilling the Club Licensing Criteria is very important and so, the online system will definitely come as a help."

Echoing the sentiment, Mustafa Ghouse, Chief Operating Officer, Bengaluru FC, stated that it is important that all the Clubs give importance to the Club Licensing criteria, and it is really good to see everyone giving this amount of attention. "It seems the online system will be easier. It is quite self-explanatory and straightforward, and also very user-friendly. A very positive step indeed."

R.A.J Gomes, General Secretary, Salgaocar SC, explained, "Initially the Clubs might have slight reservations about it, but by the 2015/16 season, all Clubs will be up for it." He also feels that all the Goan outfits in the Airtel I-League are really looking forward to completing all the criteria of Licensing before the start of the 2014/15 season.

Summing up the whole event, Ms. Khanna addressed, "We are happy to see the overwhelming support received from the Clubs and the input provided by the Clubs especially during the testing phase has helped us build a better system."


Shillong Lajong FC: Mr. Nikhil Sharma
Rangdajied United: Donbert Pyrbot, Ms. Maysalinda Symielieh
Mohammedan Sporting: Bhaskar Basu
East Bengal: Arunava Bhattacharya
Mohun Bagan: Prince Rufus, Suman Ghosh
United SC: Banibrata Biswas, Avijit Ghosh, Manik Barman
Pune FC: Chirag Tanna, Amit Dharap
Mumbai FC: Atul Badgamia, Souptikk Daas
Dempo SC: Abhijit Patil
Sporting Goa: Victor Fernandes, Clyde Dias
Salgaocar SC: Raj Gomes, Rahul Rodrigues
Churchill Brothers: Watson Fernandes
Bengaluru FC: Mustafa Ghouse, Dhruv Nagarkatti

2nd DIVN I-League - Garhwal FC-Delhi beat Green Vallty 3-0.

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In what was expected to be a thrilling game of football, Garhwal FC proved their worth to be in the 2nd Division of the I-League 2013-14 by beating Green Valley SC in a well deserved fashion. It was a big fixture considering the stage.

In a game where any team that won the match would go top of the table, Garhwal FC took the game by the scruff of the neck and played at a high tempo from the start. The introduction of Rahul Kaintura, after his injection of inspiration in the last game against PIFA Colaba brought instant reward when he started this game and opened the scoring for the Garhwal in the 42nd minute after a very well worked move in the final third.

The 2nd goal for the Garhwal came from a superb free-kick taken by the Delhi captain Monu Chowdhary who arrowed the ball in the top corner of the net leaving the keeper no option but to see the ball flying past him in the 84th minute. The work ethic shown by the team to keep Green Valley SC at bay finally paid off when Kamal Rawat's shot saved by the keeper fell to the hovering Mahinder Singh who made no mistake to put the ball past the helpless goalie lying on the floor after a good save.

The game also saw the introduction of Noel Darjee, a boy from the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools making his debut at the age of seventeen. Garhwal FC are on six points after three games in-spite of the bad loss they suffered against Royal Wahingdoh in their opening fixture. GFC will be playing Kalighat Milan Sangha Football Club on 15/02/2014.