Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mohammedan Sporting break away from IPFCA

Mohammedan Sporting, IMG - Reliance, Football, Indian Super League, ISL, Football, India,Kolkata  club Mohammedan Sporting has decided to break away from Indian Professional football Clubs Association (IPFCA).

It is reported that after an emergency meeting at Kolkata, IPFCA decided show-cause Mohammedan Sporting. Mohammedan Sporting had earlier signed five IMG  – Reliance contracted players.

Irked with IPFCA decision, Mohammedan Sporting has decided to withdraw from IPFCA.“We have decided to withdraw from the IPFCA. We are for the betterment of Indian football, but IPFCA seems to have a different agenda,” Mohammedan Sporting president Sultan Ahmed told TOI.

It was also decided between the other clubs that they will only sign players from the disbanded youth set up Pailan Arrows.

Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to help AIFF Grassroots Programme

FFootball Federation of Australia, FFA, India, AIFF, GrasrootsAIFF signed an agreement under Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) with Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to support All India Football Federation’s Grassroots Programme.

The agreement includes financial, administrative and technical support (from FFA) in the form of capacity building within the State Associations currently involved in the Grassroots Programme, Grassroots Courses and Grassroots Festivals, among many such activities.

Read More : Football Federation of Australia signs agreement with AIFF

Three new teams and a new logo for Federation Cup

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AIFF released a new logo for the upcoming Federation Cup that will be hosted in Kerala.

United Sikkim replaces Mumbai Tigers in Group D, and the third and fourth placed Teams of last year’s I-league 2nd division – Bhowanipore FC and Langnsing FC will join United Sikkim in Group D.


IMG – Reliance backed Indian Super League Postponed

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Reports are coming through that the organizers have now postponed the upcoming Indian Super League to Sept-Nov 2014. Earlier it was decided that the league will pan from Jan to March 2014.

A joint release by AIFF and IMG – Reliance on sunday confirmed the postponement. It is said that to avoid conflicts with I-league schedule, unavailability of stadiums due to Lusofonia games are the reasons for postponement. It is decided that Indian Super League will have a permanent window of September to November starting from year 2014.

Malappuram FC is here

Malappuram, Football, Kerala, India, Soccer, I-league, Malappuram FCWe had earlier reported about the ongoing discussions about a football club based in Malappuram, Kerala. Well, the big news is that Malappuram FC is here.

In the second meeting conducted at Malappuram, it was decided to form a professional club operating from Malappuram, the undisputed football capital of Kerala. A coordination committee was formed and Mr. Sathar has been elected as the convener of the committee. The clubs aims to be a part of B division Malappuram League starting 2014.  A subsequent meeting on November 10th would decide further matters.

It is easy to stumble upon pages and profiles of various football academies operating in Kerala but not many professional football clubs. Malappuram FC is certainly here to fill that void. Their Facebook Page is garnering all sorts of attention with over 3K likes within two weeks of launch.

Malappuram FC on Facebook

Head over there and shower your love by liking the page.

Here is wishing all the best to Malappuram FC!

Kenny Daglish Confirms on Indian Super League but Unsure of the Role

Kenny Daglish, Indian Super League, ISL, India, Football, Soccer, League, IMG - RelianceKenny Daglish has confirmed that he will part of the upcoming Indian Super League. However he is not sure of the role he will be playing in the tournament.

“I’ve seen the reports saying I’ll be making a return to management over there, but that’s a little premature. I’m delighted to be part of it, but quite what my role is going to be is still up for discussion.”  He told Mirror.

Pune FC Signs Former Bolton Player Mustapha Riga

Mustapha Riga, India, I-league, Football, Indianfootball, Soccer,Pune FC on Saturday confirmed the signing of Ghanian-born former Dutch Under-21 international and Bolton Wanderers attacker Rahamat Riga Mustapha for the current I-League season.

Pune FC released Raul Fabiani, the Equitorial Guniea striker after he suffered an adductor muscle Injury.

Riga, whom all you of you might remember as a Bolton player has top flight experience in Dutch, Spanish and English Leagues. He started his professional career at Vitesse Arnhem where he worked under the current Pune FC coach Mike Snoei.

It is understood that Pune FC is currently waiting for his clearances that will allow him to play in I-league.

Alywn George signs for Dempo SC

Alwyn George, Football, Pailan Arrows, IMG - Reliance, ISL, India, FootballReports are coming through that Dempo SC has signed four players from the disbanded Pailan Arrows. Alywn George, Holicharan Narzary, Narayan Das and Pronay Halder has been signed by Dempo.

Earlier Mohamemdan Sporting had signed five players from IMG – Reliance. After Dempo signing these players the unity of IPFCA is under severe strain.

I-League Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA)  has called an emergency meeting next week to discuss issues among them.

Titanium FC enters Doon Cup Final

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Titanium FC from Kerala has entered the finals of The Doon Cup 2013. The Kerala club defeated Union Bank Mumbai in shoot out.

In another semifinal, Kerala Police got defeated by F.C.I Delhi 1-0 and entered finals.

Titanium Football Club will take on F.C.I Delhi in the finals on Oct 27th.

Airtel I-league Round 7 Fixtures and Results

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Airtel I-league enters the 7th round. Six matches including the first away match for Bengaluru FC is in offering. Catch the fixtures and Telecast details of these matches here. Also watch out for the results that will pop in here!

Kingfisher East Bengal Club – Bengaluru FC

2 - 0

Date : 26th Oct, Telecast : TenAction, 2.30 pm

Mumbai FC – McDowell Mohun Bagan

0 - 1

Date : 26th Oct, Telecast : No, 3.30 pm

United Sports Club – Salgaocar FC

0 - 2

Date : 27th Oct, Telecast : No, 2.00 pm

Sporting Clube de Goa – Mohammedan Sporting

1 - 3

Date : 27th Oct, Telecast : No, 3.45 pm

Pune FC – Rangdajied United FC

1 - 0

Date : 27th Oct, Telecast : No, 7.00 pm

Shillong Lajong – Churchill Brothers

2 - 2

Date : 28th Oct, Telecast : No, 4.30 pm


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