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Santosh Trophy 2017 : East Zone Qualifiers – Groups & Fixtures

Santosh Trophy, 2016, East Zone Qualifiers, Nagpur, final round, February, West Bengal, Railways, Sikkim, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, BiharEast Zone qualifiers for Santosh Trophy 2016 was held in Jharkhand. Teams in the East zone are divided into two groups.

West Bengal and Railways qualified for the final round in Nagpur.
Group A : West Bengal, Orissa, Chattisgarh
Group B : Jharkhand, Railways, Sikkim, Bihar
Date Schedule Results
Dec 28
Railways vs Bihar 4-0
Dec 28 Jharkhand vs Sikkim 0-0
Dec 29 West Bengal vs Chattisgarh 2-1
Dec 30 Bihar vs Jharkhand 0-2
Dec 30 Sikkim vs Railways 0-3
Dec 31 Chattisgarh vs Orissa 1-5
Jan 01
Jharkhand vs Railways 1-3
Jan 01 Sikkim vs Bihar 3-0
Jan 02 Orissa vs West Bengal  2-0

Santosh Trophy 2016 : East Zone Qualifiers – Groups & Fixtures

Santosh Trophy, 2016, East Zone Qualifiers, Nagpur, final round, February, West Bengal, Railways, Sikkim, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, BiharEast Zone qualifiers for Santosh Trophy 2016 will be held Kolkata. Teams in the East zone are divided into two groups.

West Bengal and Railways qualified for the final round in Nagpur.

Group A : West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim
Group B : Jharkhand, Railways, Chattisgarh, Bihar
Date Schedule Results
Feb. 08 West Bengal vs Sikkim 2-1
Feb. 9 Railways vs Chattisgarh 1-0
Feb. 9 Bihar vs Jharkhand 0-3
Feb. 10 Sikkim vs Orissa 1-2
Bihar vs Railways 0-3
Feb.11 Chattisgarh vs Jharkhand 1-2
Feb.12 Orissa vs West Bengal 0-3
Chattisgarh vs Bihar 1-2
Feb.13 Jharkhand vs Railways 0-0


Odisha Announce Santosh Trophy 2014-2015 Squad

Odisha, Orissa, Football, Santosh Trophy, Association, BaramatiFootball Association of Odisha (FAO) has announced a 20-member State team to participate in the 69th national Football Championship for Santosh Trophy-2015 (East Zone Qualifying Round) to be held at JRD Sports Complex, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand from January 15 to 20. Sk Zahid would lead the team as captain. Akshya Das, Ashok Panda and Shuvendu Panda would accompany the team as coach, goalkeeper coach and manager respectively.
Odisha would meet Sikkim, Chhattishgarh and Railways on January 16,18 and 20 respectively.


Sk. Kamaluddin (Cuttack), Laxman Murmu (Mayurbhanj), U.Shyam Sunder Reddy (Cuttack), Sk. Zahid (Cuttack), Sk. Shahabaaz Alam (Rourkela), Sk Rohit (Cuttack), Rudra Prasad Pradhan (Sports Hostel), Janmo Xess (Rourkela), Mukesh Kumar Bhoi (Baragarh),        Sk. Mustakim (Railway), Mohasin Khan (Cuttack), Surendra Soren (Sports Hostel), Sunil Marndi (Angul),    Antarjami Naik (Angul), Sankho Marandi (Bhubaneswar), Md Meraj Khalid Danish (Jajpur), Ramdas Hansdah (Odisha Police), Sk. Juber (Cuttack), Ranjit Kerketta (Rourkela), Mohammad Imtiaz (Cuttack).

Sikkim Announce Santosh Trophy 2014-15 Squad

Santosh Trophy, Football, South Zone, North-East Zone, East Zone, West Zone, North ZoneSikkim has announced a 20 member squad for the 69th Santosh Trophy Championship.

Sikkim has been placed in a group featuring Odisha, Railways and Chattisgarh at the zonal round being hosted at Jamshedpur. They play against Odisha on January 16, Railways on January 18 and Chattisgarh on January 20. Only one team will progress into the next round.

Team :

Goalkeepers: Karma Tshering Lepcha, Bimal Bagdas
Defence: Nim Tshering Lepcha, Amit Pariyar, Tema Lhendup Bhutia, Wangchuk Bhutia, Bishal Chettri, Dawa Lepcha
Midfield: Ong Tshering Lepcha (captain), Bikash Gurung, Roshan Pradhan, Suk Raj Limboo, Chandra Tamang, Sanjay Chettri, Sahenshah Ansari, Novin Gurung, Pappu Chettri
Fowards: Tenzin Tshepel Bhutia, Sishil Karthak, Sudesh Subba

Coach: Puspa Gurung Manager: Kamal Bagdas Asst Manager: Rakesh Gurung

United Sikkim FC to Host U-14 Snow Lion Cup

United_Sikkim_FC_2012_LogoAround 30 football academies in Sikkim and neighbouring towns of Darjeeling  and Kalimpong are competing against each other during the u-14 Snow Lion Cup being hosted by United Sikkim FC this month. In January, the Bhaichung Bhutia-led club is also organizing a month-long free coaching camp for over 1,000 kids in different areas of Sikkim and Darjeeling Hills.

Both the Snow Lion Cup for under-14 kids and coaching camps, sponsored by State Bank of India and Indian Football Foundation, also carries dreams of extracting a couple of talents that could represent the nation in the U-17 World Cup being hosted by India in 2017.

“These two events are the biggest ever football grassroots football development activities in the Hills. It is historic. United Sikkim FC is committed to promote football at grassroots levels and to spot talents. Last year we could not do much as we were busy with ILeague.

This time, we are not in I-League that gives us time to focus on promoting football in the rural areas,” said Bhaichung in a press conference.

The Snow Lion Cup

The Snow Lion Cup leg for Sikkim starts at Paljor Stadium from December 14. The Darjeeling leg is scheduled from December 19 while the Kalimpong leg is from December 22.

The winner of each group will then play against each other to determine the Snow

Lion Cup winners, said tournament director Thupden Rapgyal Bhutia in a press conference here.

Each match is of 50 minutes duration in the tournament organized in a league format.

Teams featuring in the Sikkim leg are North District Football Association (Mangan), Sanju Pradhan football academy (Sombaria), Dzongu Academy, Boys Club Academy (Gangtok), Sikkim Himalayan SC (Gangtok), GVS FA (Pendam), Namthang FA, Melli Dara Academy, Gangtok FA and JNV Pakyong.

“Altogether 23 matches would be held at Paljor Stadium for Sikkim academies. We plan to complete the Sikkim leg in 3-4 days,” said Thupden Rapgyal.

A dozen academies are lined up for Darjeeling leg to be played at St Joseph’s ground while in Kalimpong, the organizers have shortlisted eight teams at Mela Ground.

Bhaichung informed that all the teams would be provided with free transportation, accommodation (in case of teams far away from the venue) and food. The Snow Lion Cup winner will receive a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 and the runners up will get Rs. 20,000 while the third positioned team will get Rs. 10,000, he said.

The battle of under-14 kids from Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong does not end with the Snow Lion Cup. The organizers have planned to select best 20 talents among these academies for a special camp under United Sikkim for around 20 days.

“We will also be taking them to exposure trips and tournaments outside Sikkim. They could be taken to Delhi to train and play with students of Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools,” said United Sikkim senior manager Arjun Rai.

Football Camps

United Sikkim FC is also holding a month-long coaching Warm Winter for Football camp in January for kids up to 16 years in different parts of Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Around 500 kids from Sikkim are expected to participate in the camps to be held in North, West and South districts and another 500 kids would be attending the camps at Lebong ground in Darjeeling and Mela ground in Kalimpong.

“Schools in the hills are presently on a long winter vacation. We need to keep the kids occupied in healthy activities during the winter break. This camp will help them channelize their energy in positive things,” said Bhaichung.

The camps would not be charging any entry fees. The participants will be provided with free kits and coaches from outside the State along with local coaches are providing trainings. “Football talents are mostly found in rural areas. We want to provide them proper training and groom best talents through the camps,” said Bhaichung.

“I hope we get talents from these two events. The biggest dream for us to have 2-3 kids coming from these two events would go on to play for the nation in the u-17 World Cup being hosted by India in 2017. If it happens, it will be our biggest satisfaction,” said Bhaichung.

Bhaichung thanked Thupden Rapgyal for his support to both the events. He also thanked the State Bank of India and Indian Football Association for their generous sponsorship for both the coaching camps and the Snow Lion Cup football tournament.

Courtesy :  http://isikkim.com

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.

Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup to Kick Off Tomorrow

The 34th All India Governor’s Cup is all set to kick off in Sikkim from tomorrow. Sikkim Football Association has also devised lottery draws for mini season tickets that will be issued for the matches. Winners have four Bajaj Pulsar bikes up for grabs.

Check out the fixture of the  34th All India Governor’s Cup :

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India U-19 and Nepal U-19 teams in fray for Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup

Sikkim, Football,  All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament, NepalThe 34th edition of All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament will kick off in Sikkim on November 7th.

I-league side Mohammedan Sporting, Mumbai Tigers, Royal Wahingdoh, Tata Football Academy and Sikkim’s very own United Sikkim FC will take part in the tournaments.

International teams in Three Star Nepal, Manang Masangdi and U-19 Nepal national team will be in fray.

Organizers are in talks with Mohun Bagan and India U-19 National team for their participation. If Mohun Bagan and India U-19 team plays, this year’s All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament will be a grand feast for football fans in Sikkim.

United Sikkim FC Tie Up with Apparel Brand Kokkivo

United Sikkim FC, Kokkivo, sikkim , football, Baichung Bhutia, India, I-leagueGANGTOK, October 21, 2013

United Sikkim FC and Kokkivo clothesline on Saturday announced a tie-up wherein the Snow Lions will be flaunting the Red Panda tees while travelling. Kokkivo is urban clothesline launched earlier this year by two young entrepreneurs Sonam Tshering Tamang and Deep Dhar, both 24 years old from Gangtok. Their special product for United Sikkim FC launched on Oct 19 is a navy blue tee.

United Sikkim’s mascot ‘Snow Lion’ is imprinted on the chest (right) portion of the tee while Kokkivo’s logo ‘Red Panda’ is smartly positioned on the left sleeve.

The tee will be worn by all the United Sikkim players and officials whenever the team is travelling for tournaments.

“It is one of the historic days of us. For a small place like Sikkim, the club has got its own designer. Our players will be wearing the Kokkivo t-shirt whenever they travel.

We are proud and both Sonam and Deep are examples for entrepreneurship for our youths to follow,” said Bhaichung to media.

Sonam and Deep, both graduates in management, expressed their happiness on the tie-up with United Sikkim and Bhaichung. It is also a historic day for us to be associated with Bhaichung and United Sikkim, they said.

“The T-shirt is made from the finest fabric that will comfort the United Sikkim players wherever they have to travel. Keeping the hot and humid climatic conditions in mind, we have designed the T-shirt. The main thing we focused on was the comfort levels,” said Sonam and Deep.

The United Sikkim-Kokkivo tee, in different colours, would be made available in all the three stores of Style in Gangtok and can also be ordered from the website of Kokkivo. We will be coming up with more stuff for United Sikkim and their fans, said the duo.

United Sikkim senior manager Arjun Rai and the players also attended the launching function at BB15 Fitness & Dance Studio here.

You can order United Sikkim FC Polo from Kokkivo Clothing

Content and Picture Courtesy : http://isikkim.com

United Sikkim coach Nathan Hall joins Abahani Limited, Bangladesh outifit

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Reports from Bangladesh confirm that Nathan Hall United Sikkim’s coach has joined  Abahani Limited, a Bangladesh Premier League side.

Nathan Hall hailing from Australia has coaching experience in Thailand and had joined United Sikkim in November 2012.

The Australian coach will join the Bangladeshi outfit towards the end of this month.

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