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Second Division League 2016/17 set to kickoff today

Second Division League 2016/17, Football, India, 2nd, division, Fateh Hyderabad, Lonestar, Kashmir, Real Kashmir, Neroca, Pride Sports, Kenkre, Ozone, Sudeva FC, Mohammedan Sporting, Southern Samity, The Second Division League 2016/17 season is set to kickoff today. Twelve teams divided in to three groups will vie for the title. The league kicks off amidst the uncertainty regarding the impending restructuring of Indian football.  So much so that, at this point even the parent body will not be able to assure the winning team a guaranteed place in the top-tier of Indian football, with I-league’s future hanging in a balance.

Probably the only positive aspect about the 2016-17 2nd division league is that the there are two more teams participating in this edition. Teams like Real Kashmir FC (Jammu & Kashmir), Sudeva Moonlight FC (Delhi), Ozone FC Bengaluru (Bengaluru) and Pride Sports (Madhya Pradesh) are debuting in the league this season.

Following are the groups for the 2nd division league 2016-17 :

Group A: Sudeva Moonlight FC, Real Kashmir FC, Lonestar Kashmir FC, Delhi United FC
Group B: Hindustan FC, Southern Samity, Neroca FC, Mohammedan Sporting
Group C: Ozone FC Bengaluru, Pride Sports, Fateh Hyderabad FC, Kenkre Sports

Two clubs from each group will proceed to the National Finals where each Team will play against other on a home-away basis.

Fixtures :

Group A

Date Team A Team B Result
13-02-17 LoneStar Kashmir Football Club vs REAL KASHMIR
0:00:00
8/2/2017 DELHI UNITED vs SUDEVA MOONLIGHT F C
0:00:00
28-01-17 DELHI UNITED vs REAL KASHMIR
0:00:00
30-01-17 SUDEVA MOONLIGHT F C vs LoneStar Kashmir Football Club
0:00:00
2/2/2017 DELHI UNITED vs LoneStar Kashmir Football Club
0:00:00
4/2/2017 SUDEVA MOONLIGHT F C vs REAL KASHMIR
0:00:00
8/2/2017 REAL KASHMIR vs LoneStar Kashmir Football Club
0:00:00
12/2/2017 SUDEVA MOONLIGHT F C vs DELHI UNITED
0:00:00
18-02-17 REAL KASHMIR vs SUDEVA MOONLIGHT F C
0:00:00
19-02-17 LoneStar Kashmir Football Club vs DELHI UNITED
0:00:00
22-02-17 LoneStar Kashmir Football Club vs SUDEVA MOONLIGHT F C
0:00:00
22-02-17 REAL KASHMIR vs DELHI UNITED
0:00:00

Group B

Date Team A Score Team B Match Summary
21-01-17 Mohammedan Sporting Club  vs Southern Samity
16:00:00
22-01-17 HINDUSTAN F C  vs NEROCA FC
19:00:00
27-01-17 Mohammedan Sporting Club  vs NEROCA FC
0:00:00
28-01-17 Southern Samity  vs HINDUSTAN F C
0:00:00
4/2/2017 NEROCA FC  vs Southern Samity
0:00:00
5/2/2017 HINDUSTAN F C  vs Mohammedan Sporting Club
0:00:00
11/2/2017 Southern Samity  vs Mohammedan Sporting Club
0:00:00
12/2/2017 NEROCA FC  vs HINDUSTAN F C
0:00:00
17-02-17 Mohammedan Sporting Club  vs HINDUSTAN F C
0:00:00
18-02-17 Southern Samity  vs NEROCA FC
0:00:00
25-02-17 HINDUSTAN F C  vs Southern Samity
0:00:00
25-02-17 NEROCA FC  vs Mohammedan Sporting Club
0:00:00

Group C

Date Team A Score Team B Match Summary
20-01-17 Fateh Hyderabad AFC  vs PRIDE SPORTS
15:45:00
21-01-17 Ozone FC Bengaluru  vs Kenkre FC
15:00:00
27-01-17 Ozone FC Bengaluru  vs PRIDE SPORTS
0:00:00
27-01-17 Kenkre FC  vs Fateh Hyderabad AFC
0:00:00
4/2/2017 PRIDE SPORTS  vs Kenkre FC
0:00:00
5/2/2017 Fateh Hyderabad AFC  vs Ozone FC Bengaluru
0:00:00
9/2/2017 Fateh Hyderabad AFC  vs Kenkre FC
0:00:00
10/2/2017 PRIDE SPORTS  vs Ozone FC Bengaluru
0:00:00
16-02-17 Ozone FC Bengaluru  vs Fateh Hyderabad AFC
0:00:00
16-02-17 Kenkre FC  vs PRIDE SPORTS
0:00:00
24-02-17 Kenkre FC  vs Ozone FC Bengaluru
0:00:00
24-02-17 PRIDE SPORTS  vs Fateh Hyderabad AFC
0:00:00

Heartbreak for Kashmir, Federation Cup to be hosted in Goa

Football, Indianfootball, Federation Cup, Kerala, SoccerAccording to a report in Times of India, Federation Cup which was to be hosted in Kashmir in May 2015 will be postponed to December 2015 and  will be shifted to Goa.

A senior official from AIFF was quoted in TOI saying “We have asked Goa if they are willing to host the tournament in December 2014. Unfortunately, there is now a change in plan and the Federation Cup cannot be played in May (2015) since the Indian team has international assignments and many players consider May as off-season,”

AIFF is finding it difficult to squeeze in different tournaments, the internationals and the upcoming Indian Super league in next year’s calendar. The report in TOI says that Federation cup was postponed because many players are busy with Asian Games preparations and the lined up International friendlies. Clubs like Dempo and Sporting Clube De Goa will be in a highly disadvantageous position if Federation Cup takes place in May. They have 5 and 4 players respectively in the Asian Games preparatory squad.

More on the same here,

 

IPL Style Football League Coming Up in Kashmir

250704_502644993112557_214348109_nSrinagar, Oct 5: The 92.7 Big FM network is going launch biggest ever football tournament of State, Big Soccer League shortly in Srinagar.
The league drawing its inspiration from world known football leagues would be based on the pattern of District franchisee each owned by corporate house. The event would be biggest ever football league held in State with players getting chance to showcase their talent at highest stage.
“We have been noticing that cricket is getting money, events while number one sport of World and JK is being sidelined. Though, J&K Football Association (JKFA) is doing excellent job. However, they lack the money power that can lift game in the State,” said a statement released by Big FM.

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“Keeping all that in view we are coming up with Franchisee based league that will sideline every other league that are being held in State. Football is game of masses and we know how much crowd it can attract. Stadiums always remain full and that is what every player want, to showcase their talent in front of packed housed,” statement said.
In the inaugural year, league would be held on Eight District franchisee pattern with each District Franchisee being owned by Corporate House.
“In the inaugural year we are rolling only eight district franchisees, Srinagar, Anantnag, Ganderbal,Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Baramulla and Kupwara. Each team would be up for grabs in the bidding to be held shortly. The base price for each District team in the bidding process would be Rupees two lakhs. The last date for registrations of franchisees for bidding process has been fixed on October 12,” statement read.
“The event would be played on league format followed by playoffs for top four teams. The teams would be allowed to maximum of 18 players in the side plus, coach, assistant coach, team owner, mentor and physio. Each side can include maximum of three current Santosh trophy level player, maximum of four national level players, two Under-19 players, two U-17 players, three District players excluding Santosh trophy or national level Players, one outside player and rest should be club players,” statement said.
“The playing-XI should include, maximum of two current Santosh trophy players, maximum of two national level players, minimum of one U-19 player, minimum one U-17 player, minimum two district players excluding Santosh trophy or national level players, one outside player (optional) and rest would comprise of club level players,” statement said.
The organisers are planning bog things to make event an attractive affair and for that they are trying to install floodlights in order to play matches under lights. In the other things that are in plan to make event attractive, are, Entertainment on Grounds, VVIP lodges, exclusive fast food counters, lucky draws, projector screens, live dj. The organisers are also going owner players in the categories of Golden Boot Award, golden ball award, golden glove award, man of the matches, best U-19 player, best U-17 player, best club level player, best district player award and all senior players to be awarded.
“We are working hard to make this league a showpiece event. For making it smooth we will be approaching departmental teams for releasing the players, JKFA for permission to hold league and J&K State Sports Council to allow us to play on their grounds. The league will help football to achieve the position that it should have got long back,” statement said.
“We will shortly are going to announce the date of bidding and inauguration. We will also announce the name of CEO shortly,” statement added.

Report from http://www.greaterkashmir.com