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Sanju FA ties up with Ultimate Fitness

19.05.2021: Gangtok Sanju Football Academy, Sombaria have tied up with Ultimate Fitness Gym to be their Fitness Partner. The understanding was reached online due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic and lockdown.

"In today's time footballers need to be very fit and to build muscles weight training is important so it's really nice we have got Ultimate Fitness Gym as our Fitness Partner, I am sure our Academy boys will benefit a lot as they have very experienced trainers". Said Sanju Pradhan, mentor of Sanju Football Academy and International footballer.

Ultimate Fitness Gym was launched in 2013 and currently has five centres in and around Gangtok and one at Rongli. It also runs an Academy where future trainers are trained. "It's really exciting for us to be the fitness partner of Sanju Football Academy and we are sure this relationship will grow even more strong in future. After this Covid situation improves we will welcome the boys into our Gym and plan a good schedule for them." Said Rupendra Mukhia, founder of Ultimate Fitness Gym.

"We might not be able to use their facilities immediately due to the Covid-19 pandemic but once the situation improves our boys can "Hit The Gym". It'll also be useful for them when they play Sikkim League matches in Gangtok." added Sanju Pradhan.

Sanju Football Academy was started in 2013 by Sanju Pradhan and a group of like minded individuals to impart football training to the players from remote parts of West Sikkim. Since its inception the Academy has been training the boys and participating in tournaments in Sikkim and the neighboring hills of Darjeeling . In 2019 they had won the 3rd Division Sikkim League and gained entry into the 2nd Division.


14.05.2021: AIFF League Committee agreed, and recommended to the Executive Committee that no team should be relegated from the Hero I-League, and that Neroca FC be granted permission to compete in the 2021-22 edition of the Hero I-League subject to getting the requisite license as per the decision of the Club Licensing Committee. The Executive Committee will be taking a final decision on the matter soon.

AIFF League Committee Meeting held via video conferencing today, chaired by Mr. Subrata Dutta, Senior Vice President, All India Football Federation, along with AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das and League CEO Mr. Sunando Dhar, Mr. Lalnghinglova Hmar, Mr. Anil Kumar, Mr. Chirag Tanna and Mr. Rochak Langer attended the meeting.

The Committee also discussed about hosting the other events – the Hero Indian Women’s League, the Futsal Club Championship and the Hero I-League Qualifiers — and decided to meet in a month’s time to assess the health parameters arising of the covid pandemic, and zero down on a feasible date for all stakeholders.


09.05.2021: AFC confirmed that the AFC Cup (South) Group D matches, which were scheduled to take place from May 14 to 21, 2021, will not be held in Male, Maldives. Group Stage matches are now postponed until further notice.

Mean while, the important footballers of ATK Mohun Bagan, Prabir Das, Sheik Sahil and one of the official are tested positive. Even goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharjee's mother is hospitalised owing to Covid 19.

The match of Bengaluru FC and Eagles FC in the preliminary stage, with the winner set to progress to the Group Stages of the 2021 AFC Cup were scheduled to take place on 11th May also postponed following 3 foreigner player and Staffs disobeyed bio bubble rule imposed by Maldives administration.

Maldives Sports Minister, Ahmed Mahloof is furious regarding this indiscipline of Bengaluru FC team and inform Football Association Maldives to postpone the games.

On behalf of the Bengaluru FC, Parth Jindal feel sorry for the event and promised to take strictest action against these players/staff.

AFC Cup East Zone Group J matches originally scheduled for May 14 to 20 also postponed to June 23 to 29, 2021.

Live Blog - The Super League vs UEFA

21.04.2021: Premier League clubs withdraws their name from The Super League. All 6 premier League side - Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham withdraws their name following a brief protests by all their fans.

19.04.2021: "UEFA and the footballing world stands united against this disgraceful self-serving proposal." - UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin. UEFA says players in the Super League clubs will be banned from playing in national teams including for the World Cup and Euros.

19.04.2021: DFB AND DFL ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT We stand in solidarity with UEFA and its president Aleksander Ceferin. We also support the countermeasures announced by FIFA and UEFA, as well as the affected national leagues and associations. We are aware that these would have consequences on us calling up German players who are under contract at Super League clubs.

19.04.2021: FC Bayern Munich Statement: FC Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation. FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football. The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition."

19.04.2021: Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig are not joining the Super League.

19.04.2021: Juventus's chairman Andrea Agnelli resigned as president of the European Club Association and the UEFA Executive Committee.

19.04.2021: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have all quit the European Club Association as per the report suggests. Ed Woodward has stepped down from his role with UEFA, Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham has resigned from his position on the ECA board.

FIFA STATEMENT: 19.04.2021 In view of several media requests and as already stated several times, FIFA wishes to clarify that it stands firm in favour of solidarity in football and an equitable redistribution model which can help develop football as a sport, particularly at global level, since the development of global football is the primary mission of FIFA.

In our view, and in accordance with our statutes, any football competition, whether national, regional or global, should always reflect the core principles of solidarity, inclusivity, integrity and equitable financial redistribution. Moreover, the governing bodies of football should employ all lawful, sporting and diplomatic means to ensure this remains the case. Against this background, FIFA can only express its disapproval to a "closed European breakaway league" outside of the international football structures and not respecting the aforementioned principles.

FIFA always stands for unity in world football and calls on all parties involved in heated discussions to engage in calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game and in the spirit of solidarity and fair play. FIFA will, of course, do whatever is necessary to contribute to a harmonised way forward in the overall interests of football.

The Super League or UEFA Champions League/Europa League, what we will see in coming years?

19/04/2021: Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs announced that they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs. AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs.

Headed by the Chairman, Florentino Perez (Real Madrid), Vice-chairman, Andrea Agnelli (Juventus) and Joel Glazer (Man United) planning to start the tournament in Mid-August where 20 participating clubs will participate with 15 Founding Clubs and with a qualifying mechanism for a further five teams to qualify annually based on achievements in the prior season.

UEFA, the English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Lega Serie A also FIFA and all our member associations remains united to stop this cynical project – The Super League.

In a statement released by UEFA, they said – “We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting in order to prevent this happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit; it cannot be any other way. As previously announced by FIFA and the six Confederations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.” ..The Super League committee is look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole.

UEFA Executive Committee meeting scheduled for today in Montreux. Future of this year’s UEFA Champions League is in dilemma as except PSG all the other clubs have agreed to join in the super league. Even future of all the domestic leagues except these top clubs also in doubt.

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