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Santosh Trophy 2017 : South Zone Qualifiers – Groups & Fixtures

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South Zone qualifiers for Santosh Trophy 2016 will be held in EMS Stadium in Kozhikode starting from January 5. Teams in the south zone are divided into two groups.

Champions of the respective groups will qualify for the final round.

Group A : Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra, Puducherry
Group B  : Services, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep
Date Schedule Results
Jan 5 Kerala vs Puducherry 3-0
Jan 5 Karnataka vs Andhra Pradesh 1-2
Jan 6 Services vs Telangana 7-0
Jan 6 Tamil Nadu vs Lakshadweep 2-0
Jan 7 Puducherry vs Karnataka 0-3
Jan 7 Kerala vs Andhra Pradesh 0-3
Jan 8 Telangana vs Tamil Nadu 0-4
Jan 8 Lakshadweep vs Services 0-4
Jan 9 Puducherry vs Andhra Pradesh  0-0
Jan 9 Kerala vs Karnataka
Jan 10 Telangana vs Lakshadweep
Jan 10 Services vs Tamil Nadu

Matches : 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm

Kerala FA announce Kerala Super League

Kerala Super League, Kerala, Football, Soccer, ISL, Style, Franchise, Kasaragode, Kannur, Wayand, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam,Kottyam, Idukki, Thriuvananthapuram, Franchise ,CMG, KolkataKerala Football Association has announced an ISL styled Kerala Super league that will start in Jan-Feb 2016 time frame in the state. KFA has also signed an 8 year contract with Kolkata based Celebrity Management Group for conducting the league. CMG was involved in the recently concluded Assam Premier League which was a great success.

A minimum of eight or twelve teams will compete in the league on home and away basis. Each teams will have a mandate to play U-23 and U-20 players in the team. There will also be a marquee player in each squad.

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Former Chelsea and AC Milan player have been approached by KFA to be the brand ambassador of the tournament. KFA president was quoted in the New Indian Express saying “Talks are in advanced stage with former AC Milan and Chelsea midfielder Ruud Gullit to be the brand ambassador of KSL”

Corporates to bid for teams

Malayalam media is reporting that corporates who have a turn over of 10 cr per year or 25 crores over the last three years will be eligible for a bid. KFA is looking for teams from Kasaragode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki and Thiruvananthapuram. KFA will also entertain more than one team from a district. Interested parties can download the bid document from KFA’s website starting from November 16th. A pre bid meeting for interested owners will be held in KFA’s office on November 22nd.

Peter Shilton to announce KSL teams:

United Nations in partnership with KFA is conducting a school football tourney in Kerala. Legendary British Goal Keeper Peter Shilton will be the chief guest for the final match of the UN @70 Trophy to be held in Kozhikode. Peter Shilton will announce the names of the franchises taking part in KSL.

Farook College is the Champions – Kozhikode “A Divsion League”

Farook College, Kozhikode, A division, football, Champions, 2015, League, Soccer, Kerala,Farook College is the Champions of Kozhikode “A Division League”, the top tier league in the city. In the final match they defeated Universal Soccer Academy 4-5 in tie breaker to lift the trophy. Farook College went unbeaten in all their eight matches in the league en-route to the title.

Final, played in the Corporation stadium saw Farook College taking the lead in the 35th minute. They conceded a late goal which took the match to tie-breakers. Champions presented with a rolling trophy by Kozhikode Mayor in a function that marked the end of the league.

Kerala announce Men’s football team for National Games

National Games, 2015, Kozhikode, Football, Mens, Soccer, Kerala, Football, TeamKerala Football Association has announced a 20 member squad for the upcoming National Games that will take place in Kerala. Team will be captained by Shibin Lal V K.

National Games, 2015, Kozhikode, Football, Mens, Soccer, Kerala, Football, TeamSquad :

NO NAME POSITION DEPARTMENT D.O.B DISTRICT
1 NISHAD G.K POLLICE 30-04-1992 MALAPURAM
2 MIDHUN G.K KANNUR (SBT) 13-06-1993 KANNUR
3 AKIL SOMAN G.K KOTTAYAM,(KSEB 06-03-1991 KOTTAYAM
4 SURJITH V.V R.F.B THRISSUR (KSEB) 16-02-1988 THRISSUR
5 SAJITH.T C.DEF KASERGOD, (SBT) 30-05-1985 KASARGOD
6 SHERIN SAM C.DEF A.G 15-05-1990 ERNAKULAM
7 WAHID SALI C.DEF M.BAGAN 11-12-1982 CALICUT
8 JOHNSON L.F.B TVM,DFA (SBT) 10-05-1987 TVM
9 SREERAG L.F.B CHURCHIL 25-01-1993 THRISSUR
10 SHYJUMON R.W.M.F SBT 16-05-1991 TVM
11 JIMSHAD R.W.M.F KERALA POLICE 10-06-1987 MALAPURAM
12 SHIBINLAL C.M.F CALICUT,(SBT) 20-04-1989 CALICUT
13 SAJEESH C.M.F PAYYANUR COLLAGE 05-08-1994 KANNUR
14 JIJO JOEPH C.M.F SBT 10-04-1992 THRISSUR
15 ASHKAR C.M.F ONGC 19-01-1993 MALAPURAM
16 USMAN ASHIQUE L.W.M.F MALAPURAM(DFA 17-02-1991 PALAKAD
17 JOBY S.R TVM,(KSEB) 10-11-1993 TVM
18 SUHAIR.V.P S.R PALAKAD(DFA) 27-07-1992 PALAKAD
19 NASARUDEEN S.R MALAPRAM,( A.G 06-02-1989 MALAPURAM
20 ANEESH K P C.M.F POLICE 07-05-1988 THRISSUR

Captain: Shibin Lal
Coach: P K Rajeev
Assistant coach: Bino George
Team manager : P G George

New Club on the block – Jaithra Kerala of SEPT!

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Club Logo

We had earlier reported that Sports Education and Promotion Trust [SEPT], the Kerala based football academy will be unveiling their professional club on May 4th in Kozhikode. In a gala function that took place yesterday in Mananchira Maidhan, SEPT unveiled their professional club named Jaithra Kerala and the club logo.

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Club Launch

Jaithra Kerala will function under SEPT Sports and Entertainment Pvt Ltd. The club is aiming for an I-league slot in the next four years. The current trend in Kerala football is forming clubs with active particpation of communities. SEPT is also duly following the model. SEPT is rolling out membership and has manged to rake in a good number of supporters for their effort. It is being reported that anyone can secure a membership by paying INR 1800.

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SEPT has drafted in players from their U-17 academy for the club. With over 50 active football coaching centers across the Kerala, SEPT is planning to use these centers as the catchment area to select footballers to the club. It is also said that talented players outside the centers would also be drafted into the club through a selection process.

SEPT, Jaithra Kerala, Football, Academy, Kerala, Soccer, Indianfootball, Sports, Kozhikode, Mananchira, Arun Nanu, India, MalabarIn the 10th year of existence, the formation of a professional club is a massive step forward for SEPT. By this SEPT also becomes the first football academy in Kerala to graduate to a full professional set up. Their vast experience is training and coaching youngsters across the state would hold  in good stead for their progress. SEPT players are the main stay of all the age group teams from Kerala and around five SEPT players have represented Indian age group teams. SEPT is also planning to commence operations of two residential academies in Kerala.

Here is the Facebook Page of Jaithra Kerala, Go ahead and Like them!

Kerala based SEPT to form a professional club

SEPT, tSEPT, Kozhikode, Football, Kerala, Indianfootball, Soccer, Al-Ahli, Proffesional, Clubhe Kerala based academy that trains around 2000 kids all over Kerala through their 17 centers across the state is planning to form a professional club.

With this the SEPT trust will transform into a company that field teams in the professional leagues of the country. SEPT, involved in grassroots football development for over a decade has the necessary background to graduate their efforts to a professional club.

SEPT recently  signed a collaboration agreement with the UAE club Al-Ahli. They have already fielded a team in Kozhikode “E” Division league in 2014 and are the winners, there by earning a promotion to the “D” division. A website has gone live and we get to know that  ONGC and Faizal & Shabana Foundation are the sponsors of the club.

More news in the coming days….

IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs : MSP High School and MES College Are New Champions From Kozhikode

IFB, Boca Juniors, Football, Soccer, Indian, Junior Champs,18th February 2014: Zamorin’s Football Ground was the host for IFB Boca Football Champs in Kozhikode as India’s latest football development project reached down south looking for India’s next Diego Maradona.

Kerala known not only for its serene beauty and culture it is also a dominant force in Indian football thanks to few of the great National level footballers hailing from the same region. Talent was evident as Kozhikode exhibited some amazing show of football skills and prowess over the last two days.

Malabar Special Police Higher Secondary School of Malapuram emerged as Champions of IFB, Boca Juniors, Football, Soccer, Indian, Junior Champs, Kozhikode, Malappuramthe school leg as they beat Farook High School in an evenly contest final match held at the Zamorin’s ground in association with Kozhikode Football Association.

MSP High School’s young goalkeeper Deepu Benny was adjudged as the Most Promising player of the School leg of Kozhikode while his team mates Jishnu Balakrishnan and Abhijit EM was selected to attend the coaching camp to be conducted by coaches from Boca Juniors of Argentina.

In the College leg of the event MES College Mampad got better of a strong NSS College IFB, Boca Juniors, Football, Soccer, Indian, Junior Champs, Malappuram, Kozhikode, MampadManjeri to claim the title of Kozhikode Champions of the IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs. Mohammed Safwein of MES College Manjeri was adjudged as the Most Promising player of the college leg.

Meanwhile Subhitlal K of Zamorin Guruvayurapan College and Harif P of MES College Mampad has been shortlisted as those talented boys from the college leg who would get a chance to attend coaching sessions by Boca Juniors coaches from Argentina.

MSP Mallapuram and MES College Mampad will now represent the football crazy city of Kozhikode in the national finals to be held later this year in Goa where they will fight against other region champions.

Mr. T Rajkumar, Business Head of IFB Industries Ltd along with Former India International from Kozhikode Mr. Premnath Philips were present to encourage the young winners by giving away the trophies and medals during the presentation ceremony.

IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs will next travel to Shillong to conduct the regional leg before starting off the National finals in Goa.

Two Kerala Girls Selected for India U-14 Football Camp

Two girls from Kerala has been selected for India U-14 Football Camp. Aparana Roy from St. Josephs School in Pulloorampara, kozhikode and M. Athira from C.B Higher Secondary School Vallikkunu, Malappuram are selected for the camp.

Aparna is also a gold medal winner in 80 Meter hurdles at the recently concluded School Atheltics meet in Ranchi. She trains with the SEPT center in Koodarinji.

However we are bit late on catching up the news. The camp has already got over in Thiruvananthapuram according to this news piece.

Facebook Group Constructs House for a Budding Footballer

Arjun, Koorachund, Malayoram, Football, U-13, National, Manipur, Kozhikode, Kerala, Sports Hostel, ErnakulamHere is a heart-warming story from Kerala. A young budding footballer who represented Kerala in U-13 category was presented a house by a Facebook Group. This magnanimous gesture was realized by a Facebook group called Koorachund Malayaoram.

Arjun who represented Kerala lived in a Scheduled Caste colony in Kurachund with his family of four. Before the intervention of Koorachund Malayaoram, what his family possessed was a half finished house with no roof. After his exploits at the U-13 national tournament where Arjun managed to score two goals against Manipur, this Facebook group swung in to action to build a house for the budding star.

Through their Facebook Page they mobilized funds and realized Arjun’s dream. He has a house now.  Arjun has been selected to Ernakulam Sports hostel and is currently pursuing his studies at Panampilly Nagar Government HSS.

News reports suggests that the house will be handed over to Arjun and his family in a public function to be held in Koorachund on February 10th.

Calicut University Crowned All India Inter-University Football Champions

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Calicut University are the All India Inter-University Football Champions!

Players from six colleges under Calicut University played a whopping fifteen matches to capture this title. In the squad are seven players from Thrissur Kerala Varma college and  five from Farook College, Kozhikode. Along with players from  Christ College Irinjalakuda, Mampad MES college, Guruvayoorappan College, Kozhikode and Thrissur St. Thomas College made up the squad.

En route to the All India Inter-University Football Championship,  Calicut University were crowned South Zone Football Champions as well. The team scored 54 goals in fifteen matches (South Zone and All – India)  and conceded a paltry eight.  And of those eight, three were conceded  in the final against M.G University.

The final match played out at the Nirmal College, Muvatupuzha was a thrilling affair as per the reports, with six goals pumped in the first half itself. Here is a cool match report! Striker Calicut University, football , Kozhikode, Kerala, All India Inter-University Football Championship, Ashutosh Mukerjee Trophy, M.G University, Kottayam, Nirmala College, MuvattupuzhaK. Suhair of Christ College Irinjalakkuda top goals tally with sixteen!

The team was coached by Satheevan Balan, Harry Benny was the assistant coach and Irshad Hassan the manager.

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