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Results from U-14 National Championship

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The U-14 National Championship is currently underway in Kalyani, West Bengal. Here are the results from the competition.


Semi-final :

Manipur took on Kerala and Maharashtra played West Bengal in the semis. Following are the results.

Match Score
December 14, 2014
Pondicherry Karnataka
December 14, 2014
Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh
5 - 1
December 14, 2014
Sikkim Orissa
1 - 13
December 14, 2014
Maharashtra Daman and Diu
12 - 0
December 14, 2014
Madhya Pradesh Gujarat
0 - 5
December 14, 2014
Himachal Pradesh Delhi
2 - 1
December 14, 2014
Uttarakhand Haryana
1 - 1
December 15, 2014
Mizoram Meghalaya
3 - 0

Quarter Final :

Group A : Kerala, Karnataka, Haryana and West Bengal

Group B : Maharashtra, Goa, Manipur and Punjab

Match Score
December 12, 2014
Orissa Jharkhand
5 - 2
December 12, 2014
Daman and Diu Madhya Pradesh
1 - 6
December 12, 2014
Goa Gujarat
8 - 0
December 12, 2014
Mizoram Assam
3 - 0
December 12, 2014
Nagaland Arunachal Pradesh
December 12, 2014
Haryana Himachal Pradesh
2 - 0
December 12, 2014
Delhi Uttarakhand
1 - 0
December 12, 2014
Kerala Andhra Pradesh
7 - 0
December 12, 2014
Tamil Nadu Karnataka
1 - 2

In Group A, Kerala and Karnataka has registered one win each and West Bengal and Haryana is still seeking their first win. West Bengal will take on Karnataka and Haryana will take on  Kerala on 15th November.

In Group B, Maharashtra and Manipur has registered a win and a draw, Goa has one win and a defeat and Punjab has lost all their matches so far. Manipur will take on Punjab and Goa will meet Maharashtra on 15th November.

Match Score
December 11, 2014
West Bengal Chhattisgarh
5 - 1
December 11, 2014
SAI Bihar
4 - 1
December 11, 2014
Tripura Manipur
0 - 16

Results from the First Day of U-14 National Championship



The U-14 National Championship is currently underway in Kalyani, West Bengal. Here are the results from the first match day – November 10th.


Match Score
December 8, 2014
Assam Mizoram
2 - 3

Kerala Team and Fixtures for U-14 National Championship

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Midfielder Favad from Malappuram will lead Kerala’s charge at the U-14 National Championships. The championship will start on November 10th at Kalyani in West Bengal.


Kerala team for the championship is as follows :

Goal Keepers : Muhammed Shahad A (Kannur), Shahad Sachin A Suresh, T V Alkeshraj (Thrissur)

Defenders : Abdul Haseeb K P, Ajin Tom, Jidhu K Roby (all Kozhikode), Akshay K J (Kottayam), Josefin Jose (Thrissur), T. Nakul (Malappuram)

Midfielders : Muhammed Inayath (Kozhikode), Favad (Captain, Malappuram), Arjun V, Kent Joseph Masuda (All Ernakulam), Roshan V Gigi (Thrissur), Alex Saji (Wayanad)

Forwards : Rahul K P (Thrissur), Mohammed Ihsal (Malappuram), Muahmmed Nawas Khan (Kozhikode), S S Adarsh (Ernakulam), Rohit M (Kannur)

Kerala’s Cluster V Matches :

Kerala is grouped in Cluster V along with Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim.

Sports Education and Promotion Trust (SEPT) :

SEPT is a football trust based in Kozhikode who has been moulding young players for some years now. With 16 of the kids representing Kerala U-14 team coming from SEPT centers across the state, this Kerala team is also testimony of SEPT’s success in grooming young footballers. Here is an article about SEPT’s resounding success.

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.


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!

Titanium FC enters Doon Cup Final

Titanium Football Club, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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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.

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

Thiruvananthapuram, AIFF, AFC, A License, Certificate



KFA Announces Kerala Premier League

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Kerala Santosh Trophy Captain Rahul

Kerala Football Association (KFA) has today tied up with The Ramco Cements Ltd and announced a football league where 12 teams would be in fray.

The MOU signed today with Ramco will support the following activities.

Kerala State Premier League :

A 12 team affair that includes a Kerala state youth team. The proposed league will take place between March to May 2014.  The following teams are expected to take part – KSEB, Titanium, Kerala Police, AGs, SBT, Eagles FC,  Golden Threads FC, Excise, Cochin Port Trust and the Kerala youth team.

Kerala State Inter-School District and State League :

An inter state district and state level school league to played in Home and Away format.  The technical title sponsor of the league would be Eagles FC.

Santosh Trophy:

Ramco will be title sponsor of the Kerala team for the next Santosh Trophy competition to be held in Siliguri.

Mohammedan Sporting signs IMG – Reliance players

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If reports in Malayalam media is anything to go by, IMG – Reliance and IPFCA has sort out issues. Five of the IMG – Reliance contracted players will be joining Mohammedan Sporting.

Rahim Nabi, Ishafaq Ahamed, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Manish Maithani and Louis Barreto has Joined Mohammedan Sporting says the report.

It is also reported that Kerala players Mohammed Rafi and N.P Pradeep is travelling to France to train with Bordeaux.

District Schools Football League to Commence in Kozhikode

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According to reports, Kozhikode District Football Association (KDFA) will conduct a district Schools Football League this year. DSFL will have twenty teams playing in the home and away format.

If everything goes according to plan, the league will kick off on November 1st. KDFA has received entries from 30 odd schools and 20 schools, including Malabar Christian College Higher Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Boy’s Higher Secondary School and Zamorins HSS are confirmed for the league participation.

Any school which has a good ground and a “D” licensed coach can take part in the league. However, these norms have been relaxed as of now, since many schools lack “D” licensed coaches.

The champion school from the district league will win a prize money of 10000 Rs and will secure entry to the state level competition.

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