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Official – Bengaluru FC recruit striking duo

By Sunil A Markal

I-League runners-up Bengaluru FC have confirmed the signings of attacking duo Kim Seng-Yong and SeiminlenDoungel from Royal Wahingdoh FC and ShillongLajong respectively.

A statement on the Blues’ official website read

Bengaluru FC, on Wednesday, announced the signings of strikers Kim Seng-Yong and Seiminlen Doungel as the Blues are looking to build on what’s been a successful second season where they finished winners of the Federation Cup, runners-up in the I-League and made the last-16 of the AFC Cup.

The Federation Cup winners were on the look for a new striker, after Australian striker Sean Rooney’s contract with the Blues expired at the end of the current campaign.

And the champions of last year have signed an experienced campaigner in North Korean Kim to replace the departing Australian. The former Rangdajied United man is a prolific goalscorer, and found the back of the net five teams to propel his side to an impressive 3rd placed finish. The 28-year-old has penned a one-year-deal, with Bengaluru having the choice to extend it for another year.

Talking to the official website, Kim said, “I am extremely happy to have signed for Bengaluru FC. I consider myself lucky to have been given a chance to play for a club like this. They have done an amazing job on and off the pitch over the past two years. I am looking forward to playing under the guidance of Ashley Westwood and the rest of the staff, and I will do my best to contribute towards the team’s success on all fronts.”

Bengaluru’s second addition comes in the form of 21-year-old Shillong forward Seiminlen Doungel. The Manipur born JCT youth product was excited on signing for the Blues, and will present with more options for manager Ashley Westwood upfront.

“It makes me happy to say that I am part of Bengaluru FC. It’s a club where I know I will improve as a player and I cannot wait to be a part of wonderful things the club does,”the former East Bengal man said.

Club COO Mustafa Ghouse meanwhile said of the players that the duo were on the club’s radar for a while, and they are happy to have finally landed their targets.

“Kim and Len are both very talented players and have been on our radar for some time now. We are certain the fans will be happy to see them in the BFC blue next season, just as we are. We would also like to thank Sean Rooney whose contribution to the club in our first two seasons has been immense and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors”

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AFC goalkeeping certificate course in Maharashtra

AFCAccording to reports from Manipur, AIFF will be conducting an AFC Goalkeeping Level 1 Certificate Course from February 15 to 20 in Maharashtra.

Candidate can apply online by logging onto AIFF Website within December 31 and register for the course.

Source : AFC goalkeeping certificate course

India thrash Nepal 6-0 to become 3rd time SAFF Champions

India, Nepal, Womens, SAFF, Indianfootball, Bangladesh, Maldives, Afghanistan, Bala Devi, Manipur, South Asia, Womens Football, SoccerIndian women’s football team put on a splendid performance to thrash Nepal 6-0 in the finals to lift the cup the third time in a succession. Bala Devi scored four goals for India in the finals.

After a relatively slow start to the match, India started their goal glut by the 26th minute through Kamala Devi. From then on the hapless Nepal team wilted under Indian dominance. In the last five minutes of the first half, Bala Devi struck twice as India lead 3-0 at halftime.

Within two minutes into the second half India scored again through Romi Devi. From then on, India scored at will till the final minutes taking the tally to half a dozen goals. Bala Devi doubled her tally to four in the match by scoring in the 51st and 92nd minute of the match.

India was in Group A of the tournament along with Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan. In the group matches India defeated Maldives 8-0, Bangladesh 5-1, Afghanistan 12-0. And in the semi finals they routed Sri Lanka 5-0.

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India played 5 matches, scored 36 goals and conceded one. Baladevi who has been in terrific form had earlier told the Pakistan media that her target is to score 16 goals in the tournament. In fact she did achieve her target and 16 goals is the highest tally in a single edition of the championship, since its inception in 2010.


Manipur to conduct School Girls Football Festival

The Andro Mahila Madal Association will conduct School Girls football Festival 2015 in Manipur. The objective of this football festival is to revive the glory of team sports like football in schools and become the foundation to a sporting state and bring glory to Manipur. In addition to this, the football festival will focus on bringing school girls to active lifestyle and good health. The festival focuses on women empowerment, confidence and creativity. School Girls from classes 7,8 & 9 are welcome to participate in the festival.

The football festival is divided into two programs.

  • School Coaches Workshop & Training for Fun Football in Schools
  • Fun Carnival games and 7 a side tournament for all participating students

AMMA is a women’s organisation working with young girls and supporting their sporting talents and encouraging young girls to play team sports like football since 1993.

Dana Cup, one of the worlds largest football tournaments that takes place every year in Denmark is a partner in this football festival.

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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.

Manipur Announce Squad for Santosh Trophy

Manipur, football, Indianfootball, North EastAll Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has announced the squad for Santosh trophy.

Selected players are L Premkumar Singh (LANGSNING), T Khongsai (NEROCA), Ch Kumar Singh (TRAU), Thangthang Kom (SSB), Y Krishnakumar (CRPF), Th Itomba Singh (NISA), Daniel L Hmar (TRAU), A Herojit Singh (Trugpu), Md Sohail Shah (NEROCA), Thang Kuki (AR), Md Shidur Rehman (SSU), L Gouro Singh (NEROCA), MD Imran Khan (SSU), Md Riyas Khan (SSU), N Sushil Meetei (NEROCA), Christopher Kamei (NISA), Kh Naoton Singh (ZFC), Th Premkumar (TRAU), L Sanatomba (NISA), Kh Satish (NEROCA).

Manipur will take part in the zonals of 68th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy (NE zone) to be held at Aizawl, Mizoram.

Australian Coaches to Train Manipur Boys

Manipur, football, Indianfootball, North EastImphal, January 12 2014 : All Manipur Grassroots Football Parents’ Association would organize a football coaching programme starting from January 14 at 6 am everyday.

The coaching would be conducted and guided by popular Australian coaches.

The association has notified to all the parents of those boys who took part in the recently concluded grassroots football coaching camp held between July and September to take part in the said programme as well.

The boys should report with playing kits along with their parents.

Source: Hueiyen News Service

NISA crowned Champions of 8th Manipur State League

NISA, North Imphal Sporting Association, Football, Manipur State League, MSL, India, Football, SoccerThe North Imphal Sporting Association (NISA) clinched the title of 8th Manipur State League after defeating the defending title winners SSU Singjamei in penalty shoot out.

The match ended in a stalemate 1-1 after SSU managed to take the lead in the 18th minutes and NISA equalizing in the 27th minute through a penalty. In the ensuing penalty shoot out NISA emerged winners 6-4.

Winners NISA take home Khumukcham Joykisan Singh Trophy with a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs and the runners up SSU received Rs 1 lakh and Kh Leonlee Devi Trophy.

Kh Satish, adjudged top scorer with 9 goals in the league wins the Martin Khumukcham Trophy and INR 20000 cash prize. Md. Imran Khan of SSU adjudged the player of the tournament gets Jemsun Khumukcham Trophy and INR 20000 cash prize.

Grassroots Football course in Manipur

AIFF and All Manipur Football Association to Conduct Grassroots Football course

All_Manipur_football_Association Imphal, October 01 2013: The AIFF/AMFA Grassroots course is scheduled to be held from 12 to 14 October, 2013 .

All the DSAs/DFAs have been informed to submit lists of their players to take part in the course.

Football aspirants who want to participate in the course are to pay Rs.500/- as fee.

The schedule for holding the course would be notified on 7/10/2013 .

Source: Hueiyen News Service

Manipur announce team for 49th Junior National Football Championship

Source : E-Pao.net

All_Manipur_football_AssociationImphal, September 14 2013 : All Manipur Football Association has selected 20 players to represent the State in the 49th Junior national Football Championship for Dr BC Roy Trophy (Tier-I) to held at Ranchi, Jharkhand.

The selected players are informed to report to team officials for further training daily at Khuman Lampak Artificial Turf at 8 am tomorrow.

The selected players are as follows: Goalkeepers: Sumthian-thang (DSA/CCpur), Md Habib (IEDFA), Y Dushanta (IWDFA); Defenders: N Tondonba (IW), Chugmei Mariangmei (IW), Y Arnold (IW), L Jacob (IW), Ch Gobin Singh (Bpr), Md Farish (IE); Midfielders: Md Yashir (IE), Akbar Khan (IE), Md Sadam (IE), Ak Loyangamba (Tbl), O Rahul (Kak), Md Shahruck (IW), Bonthanglun (Ccpur); Forwards: Th tiken (Bpr), Th Abinas (Kak), Y sushil (Tbl), SR Kagary (IE) .