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Kerala Junior Striker Ananthu Murali Called up for U-19 National Coaching Camp

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Ananthu Murali, who led the Kerala Junior team at the recently concluded 49th Junior national football tournament for BC Roy Trophy is called up for the U-19 National Team Coaching Camp.

While there has been no official confirmation on the same, the team and academy through which Ananthu Murali came up (Red Star FC) has put an update on their Facebook profile notifying his call up.

Ananthu Murali was in fine form at the  49th Junior national football tournament bagging 10 goals that helped the Kerala team reach finals of Tier II. He was also selected as the best player from Kerala in the Bajaj-Allianz football camp and visited Germany for a football camp with Bayern Munich.

The U-19 National Team 2013/Elite Academy Coaching Camp will commence on October 15 at AIFF Training Centre, Goa.

We at Football News India wish Ananthu Murali all the best for his future endeavors.

Federation Cup to be held in Kerala from Jan 1st 2014

Fed_CupMr. ZA Thakur Chaired All India Football Federation’s Competition Committee which meet at the AIFF Headquarters, the Football House on Wednesday (October 9). Besides Mr. Thakur and Vice-Chairman Mr. Menla Ethenpa, Mr. Debjyoti Mukherjee, Mr. Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Mr. Deepak Sharma, Mr. Hem Chand, Mr. Babli Mandrekar, Mr. GK Shrivastava and Mr. Harish Vohra also attended the Meeting. The AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das was also present as was Mr. Anil Kamat, Director, Competitions.

The Committee unanimously decided on the following:

The Federation Cup would be held in Kerala from January 1-12, 2014.

The Santosh Trophy would be played in two phases – the Zonals and then the Final phase. While the Final Phase would be held in Siliguri, West Bengal between January 15-31, 2014, the Zonals are slated to be held between December 1-20, 2013.

Besides the U-14 Tournament for Boys would be held in Kalyani, West Bengal between November 10-30, 2013.

The Junior National Football Championship for Girls would be held in Odisha from November 20 to December 5, 2013.

Source : AIFF Media Team

Stanley Rozario appointed as Eagles FC Coach

Mr.Stanley Rozario, Former Indian Football Team Assistant Coach appointed Head Coach of EAGLES FC KERALA
Image Courtesy : goal.com

Image Courtesy : goal.com

EAGLES FC KERALA has appointed Mr. Stanley Rozario as their Head Coach.Mr. Rozario began his coaching career as Coach of Services FC, the football team of Indian Army where he continued from 1994 – 2007. He served as the Assistant Coach of the Indian National Football Team from 2005 – 2008covering AFC Cup, SAAF Cup, Olympic Qualifying Matches, Asian Games and several Friendly Matches.

In 2010, Mr. Rozario entered I League Coaching becoming the Coach of United Sikkim Football Club followed by stints with Mohan Bagan, Shillong Lajong, Salgaocar and East Bengal.

Mr. Rozario is one of fourteen Indian Coaches who completed Module I of the FIFA Pro Licence Course which was held for the first time in India in July2013 conducted by India Team Coach Mr. Wim Koervermans and AIFF Technical Director Mr. Robert Baan in Mumbai. He is an AFC A CoachingAward Holder along with FIFA Futuro III Coaching Award.

“Eagles FC Kerala is extremely happy to welcome Mr. Stanley Rozario as the Head Coach of Eagles_FC_KeralaEagles FC Kerala Team. His experience will help the team prepare for possible direct entry into I League next year for which our application is pending with AIFF. Mr. Rozario has a great track record and we look forward to him taking Eagles FC Kerala to greater heights.” said Mr.Siddeek Ahmed, Director, Eagles FC Kerala and Chairman & Managing Director, ERAM Group.

“I am very excited about the opportunity with Eagles FC Kerala. It is an honour to coach in Kerala which has one of the finest fan base for football in India. I am also looking forward to support the grass root football development plan of Eagles FC Kerala being implemented in association with KFA.” said Mr. Stanley Rozario, Head Coach, Eagles FC Kerala.

Eagles FC Kerala has also appointed Mr. Milton Antony as the Assistant Coach. Milton holds AFC B Coaching Award. He is ex Indian Navy and has represented India in Asian Youth Championship and was also member of the Under 21 Kerala Team who won National Championship in 1995. Mr. Renjith T A with AFC C Coaching Award will assist Mr. Stanley Rozario and Mr. Milton Antony.

Eagles FC Kerala has also strengthened the Medical and Physio Support Team under the noted Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Biju Pankapilly, MD & MS in Orthopedics. Dr. Pankapilly has completed his special fellowship at Cliniquede l’Union, Toulouse, France under the guidance of world famous Surgeon Dr.Jean Kany. Dr. Thomas Cherian, MPT with specialization in Sport Medicine shall be the Head Physio for the Team who will be assisted by Dr. Arun Kumar,BPT, Dr. M S Anish Kumar, BPT and Dr. Shani Hameed, BPT, MHSC.

Source : Eagles FC Press release.

Meeting to form an I-League club in Malappuram

1293073_605128026192193_1951957880_oA group of football enthusiasts from Malappuram district in Kerala attended a meeting convened to discuss the possibilities of starting a club that would eventually play in I-League.

Kerala exports a good number of footballers to various clubs across the country but does not have a club in I-league.  In the meeting convened at the Malappuram PWD guesthouse, attendees discussed the possibility of a club that would play in Malappuram 2nd Division league in the next season and eventually make it to the I-league in 3 years time.

To take decisions regarding, Forming club management, club’s Name, colour of jersey, launching date, media and social media promotion, Logo making competition and other aspects,  the 1st official meeting for the upcoming club would be held on 20th of October 4.pm at Malappuram. PWD guest house.

For further information : Basim Ali – 360basimali@gmail.com,  Sathar (Coordinator)  9995505527.

Ernakulam crowned Sub-Junior Champions

Image Courtesy : mangalam.com

Image Courtesy : mangalam.com



Thodupuzha: Ernakulam defeated Wayand 5-3 in penalties to take the 2014 Sub Junior Championship.


Academy League Kicks Off in Kerala

140 academies spread over 14 districts of Kerala will fight it out in an Academy league that has commenced in Kochi. Read more details on the same from the news clipping taken from Indian Express Kochi edition. Due credits to Adwaidh Rajan on reporting this interesting development from Kerala.

Clipping from http://newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/

Clipping from http://newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/

Heart break for Kerala in the finals (Tier II) of Junior National Football Championship

Image Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Image Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Kerala lost to Sports Authority of India team 5-2 in the finals ( Tier 11) Junior National Football Championship for B.C Roy Trophy that was held at Bokaro in Jharkhand.

Kerala was in fine form throughout the championship, scripting huge margin wins against Jammu Kashmir, Rajasthan and then edged out Arunchal Pradesh on a solitary goal in the group stages. In the semifinal Kerala pipped a strong Chandigarh team 3-0.

By the time the kerala team reached the finals, they had scored over 26 goals and conceded none. However, when it came to the final Kerala fell short and lost to the SAI team. The last time Kerala won the Junior National Football Championship was in 1973. This defeat quashed Kerala’s effort to clinch the title again after 30 years. Even though not an excuse, the ground was almost unplayable due to the torrential rain that lashed in Bokaro the day before the finals.

The silver lining however is that by qualifying for the finals of Tier II, Kerala has secured a place in the Tier I of the next edition of  tournament. Kerala’s dismal performance during the recent years had them demoted to the Tier II of the tournament.

Kerala reaches the final of Junior National Championship

Image Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Image Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Continuing their great form in the tournament, Kerala team has sailed to the finals of Tier II by defeating Chandigarh 3-0 in the semifinal that took place in Ranchi.

65 minutes of the match was played yesterday before it had to be stopped due to thunderstorms in Ranchi. Kerala was already leading 2-0 in the match and they knocked in one more goal to take the tally to 3-0 in the rest of the 25 minutes that was played today morning.

Kerala will take on the Sports Authority of India (SAI) team in the finals of Tier II.

Kerala based NRI appointed as logistics manager for 2013 U-17 World Cup

Pic Courtesy : http://www.mathrubhumi.com

Pic Courtesy : http://www.mathrubhumi.com

Reports in Malayalam media suggest that Kerala based NRI C.K.P. Shanavas has been appointed as the logistics manager for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start October 17th in UAE.

Shanavas is a lover of the beautiful game hailing from the city of Kozhikode. He is also an active member of the grass-root football academy – SEPT in the city. Shanavas is the son of late T.M. Rahman who was also the secretary of Kozhikode Football Association.

Shanavas is currently working in a UAE bank – Emirates NBDO.  His employer has granted him 50 days of leave to be part of FIFA U-17 world Cup, which will start on October 17th and go on till November 8th.

Kerala in semis (Tier II) of Junior National Football Championship

Kerala team.
Pic Courtesy : Kerala Coach Purushothaman Thekkathara T G’s facebook profile.

Kerala has been in fine form at the ongoing Junior National Football Championship at Jharkhand. In their last match in Group D, Kerala edged Arunachal Pradesh by a solitary goal. Captain Anatha Murali scored the lone goal against Arunachal Pradesh in the 71st minute of the match. Earlier Kerala had defeated  Jammu & Kashmir and Rajsathan in Group D.

According to reports Kerala will take on Chandigarh in the semifinal of Tier I that will take place on 26th September. Chandigarh from Group B has also been in good form.  Chandigarh defeated Gujarat, Sikkim and Tripura to secure their place in semifinal.

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