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United Sikkim FC Tie Up with Apparel Brand Kokkivo

United Sikkim FC, Kokkivo, sikkim , football, Baichung Bhutia, India, I-leagueGANGTOK, October 21, 2013

United Sikkim FC and Kokkivo clothesline on Saturday announced a tie-up wherein the Snow Lions will be flaunting the Red Panda tees while travelling. Kokkivo is urban clothesline launched earlier this year by two young entrepreneurs Sonam Tshering Tamang and Deep Dhar, both 24 years old from Gangtok. Their special product for United Sikkim FC launched on Oct 19 is a navy blue tee.

United Sikkim’s mascot ‘Snow Lion’ is imprinted on the chest (right) portion of the tee while Kokkivo’s logo ‘Red Panda’ is smartly positioned on the left sleeve.

The tee will be worn by all the United Sikkim players and officials whenever the team is travelling for tournaments.

“It is one of the historic days of us. For a small place like Sikkim, the club has got its own designer. Our players will be wearing the Kokkivo t-shirt whenever they travel.

We are proud and both Sonam and Deep are examples for entrepreneurship for our youths to follow,” said Bhaichung to media.

Sonam and Deep, both graduates in management, expressed their happiness on the tie-up with United Sikkim and Bhaichung. It is also a historic day for us to be associated with Bhaichung and United Sikkim, they said.

“The T-shirt is made from the finest fabric that will comfort the United Sikkim players wherever they have to travel. Keeping the hot and humid climatic conditions in mind, we have designed the T-shirt. The main thing we focused on was the comfort levels,” said Sonam and Deep.

The United Sikkim-Kokkivo tee, in different colours, would be made available in all the three stores of Style in Gangtok and can also be ordered from the website of Kokkivo. We will be coming up with more stuff for United Sikkim and their fans, said the duo.

United Sikkim senior manager Arjun Rai and the players also attended the launching function at BB15 Fitness & Dance Studio here.

You can order United Sikkim FC Polo from Kokkivo Clothing

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IMG – Reliance Cuts Deal with Star India

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According to a report in TOI, it is understood that IMG – Reliance has struck a deal with Star India to become equity partners in a JV to run their proposed IPL-Style football league.

After this development, Star India will hold 30%  stake in the joint venture IMG – Reliance. According to the report, IMG – Reliance and Star India will disperse 100% broadcast  revenue to franchise owners in the first season.

Elsewhere in TOI, it is also reported that football stars such as Yorke, Ljungberg, Pires, Crespo and Saha has been signed by IMG – R for their upcoming league. Thierry Henry and Michael Owen could also join the fray. Peter Schmeichel, the legendary Danish and Manchester United goal keeper and Marcel Marcel Desailly former Chelsea and France legend has been roped in the role of coaches.

IMG – R Chair Person Nita Ambani confirmed to TOI :  “Having Star on board as a partner strengthens our efforts and commitment to propel Indian football to its rightful place. We see the launch of the football league as the realization of a dream of a billion-plus Indians to experience the most cherished game globally in new ways,”

It is also understood that some I-league clubs will all bid for franchises during the auctions. Pune FC-Piramals, East Bengal, JSW, Dempo-Salgaocar are in the fray to pick up franchises. Apart from that a host of corporates, Celebrities and a consortium of businessmen from Kerala are in the fray for team in the proposed league.

In Pictures – AFC A License Course, Thiruvananthapuram

As we reported earlier, AIFF Technical Director Rob Baan is currently conducting the AFC A license Certificate Course in Thiruvanathapuram. 25 coaches including one from Japan is attending the course. Here are few pics from Thiruvananthapuram.


Former Kerala Players Jo Paul Ancheri and V.P Shaji


Narayana Menon who managed India U-14 team for AFC U-14 Qualifiers, 2013 can also be seen..

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India U-16 Coach Goutam Ghosh with Rob Baan

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AFC A License Course at Thiruvananthapuram

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Airtel I-league Round 5 Results

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Here are the 5th round matches and the results of Airtel I-league 2013- 14.

Kingfisher East Bengal Club – Dempo Sports Club

1 - 3

Date : 17th Oct, Telecast : Live on TenAction, 2.30 pm

Mumbai FC – Salgaocar FC

1 - 3

Date : 18th Oct, TelecastNo, 4.00 pm

Shillong Lajong – United Sports Club

1 - 1

Date : 19th Oct, TelecastNo, 3.30 pm

McDowell Mohun Bagan – Sporting Clube de Goa

1 - 2

Date : 19th Oct, Telecast : Live on TenAction, 5.00 pm

Pune FC – Churchill Brothers

1 - 0

Date : 19th Oct, Telecast : Live on TenAction, 7.00 pm

Rangdajied United FC – Mohammedan Sporting

0 - 3

Date : 20th Oct, Telecast No, 3.30 pm

Bengaluru FC Vs United SC and other upcoming I-league fixtures

Here are the upcoming I-league matches :

Rangdajied United FC – Dempo Sports Club

2 - 2

Shillong Lajong – Sporting Clube de Goa

0 - 1

Churchill Brothers – Mumbai FC

0 - 2

Salgaocar FC – Mohammedan Sporting

3 - 0

Bengaluru FC – United Sports Club

1 - 0

Bolton Wanderers Football Club to tie up with Mumbai firm



Bolton Wanderers Football Club to tie up with Indian IT firm St Angelo’s Oce. Reports suggest chairman Phil Gartside will be in Mumbai to ink a deal for a 10-day residential football coaching and personality development camp in England.


Bengaluru FC I-League match tickets available on

Bengaluru_FC_LogoTickets for the I-league matches of Bengaluru FC that will take place at the Sri Kanteerava Stadium is now available for purchase on

Tickets are definitely affordable and starts from Rs. 40 and the costliest one priced at Rs.1200.

This is a  great initiative to attract fans from the IT city, who also wouldn’t want to take the hassles of purchasing tickets at the stadium counter.


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East Bengal defeats Semen Padang 1-0

Kf_east_bengal_logoIn the first leg of the quarter-finals of the 2013 AFC Cup, East Bengal defeated Indonesian club Semen Padang in front 40,000 roaring spectators in Kolkata today.

East Bengal’s Japanese player Ryuji Sueoka scored the solitary goal of the match in the 71st minute of the match.

Match report : East Bengal pip Semen Padang, eye semis berth in AFC Cup

Football fans across India were denied a chance to watch the match because there was no telecast of the match. However the return leg of the match on 24th September to be played in Indonesia will be live in India starting from 1.30 p.m in the afternoon. Semen Pedang vs EB_ESPN






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Star Jalsha Movies’ impressive coverage of Calcutta Football League

News 2 350X250We have been hearing about the great coverage by Star Jalsha Movies of the ongoing Calcutta Football League.

Reports suggest that Star Jalsha Movies is using ten cameras including one on each goal posts and helicopter shots of the stadium to reach out to the 80 lakh viewers of the league.

Two former Indian players Debjit Ghosh and Rajat Ghosh Dastidar are the commentators and the glamor quotient is added by the presence of Tollywood star Diva Sayoni as the presenter.CFL_Logo

While high-quality lenses and sound capturing devices provide superb picture quality and excellent sonic experience, two mascots in Phuchka and Goleda brings in the fun factor.

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