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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.

Ruud Gullit, Kerala Super League, Kerala, Football, Soccer, ISL, Style, Franchise, Kasaragode, Kannur, Wayand, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam,Kottyam, Idukki, Thriuvananthapuram, Franchise ,CMG, KolkataRuud Gullit to be Brand Ambassador

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.

Kerala Footballer Ananthu Murali Signs 3-year Deal with DSK Shivajians F.C.

Ananthu Murali, DSK Shivajian FC, Football, Pune, Soccer, Kerala, Thrissur, India, Junior, Bajaj Allianz, Germany, Bayern MunichFootball has always been a passion for Ananthu Murali. The 18 year old footballer from Thrissur started his footballing career at the age of 6 with Red Star Football Academy. He has played for the Thrissur district Football team in U-13, U-14 categories and has also been the captain in the ’11-’12 season. He was also the captain of the Kerala state junior football team in the interstate tournament in 2014. Ananthu was one among the 5 footballers and the only player from Kerala who were sent to Bayern Munich for training in 2014 by Bajaj Allianz.

Sportico Ventures Pvt Ltd, the renowned Sports management company based out of Cochin spotted Ananthu during his training with the National Junior team in Goa. The company arranged a trial for him at the DSK Shivajians F.C. in Pune. He trained with the top players in the team and proved his potential on the first day itself. After a week’s trial and scouting, Ananthu has signed a 3-year contract with the I-League second division club and will be representing the team in the coming season.

Kerala home to the only FIFA 2-Star certified football field in India

Thrissur, Football, Ground, Artificial field,  Fifa, 2, certification, rating, national games, kerala, Kerala Blasters, TrainingAccording to a press note from Great Sports Infra and the wikipedia, Thrissur in Kerala is home to the only football field in India to currently have a FIFA 2-Star certification the highest rating for artificial turf from FIFA. Kerala has waited far too long for an artificial turf installation. FIFA assisted artificial pitches were being laid across India but some how Kerala kept missing its chances.

Kerala football fraternity is generally elated as Indian Super League team Kerala Blasters have set up the stadium as its training base and a recent friendly with Kerala Police drew a decent crowd.

Press Note from Great Sports Infra : –

The Corporation Stadium in Thrissur, Kerala becomes the only Football field in India to currently have a FIFA 2-Star certification the highest rating for artificial turf from FIFA. This world-class Football field was conceptualized and planned by the Kerala Government for the upcoming 35th National Games to be held from January, 15th, 2015.

The synthetic turf was imported from the world leader in artificial grass, FieldTurf, USA. This project was meticulously planned, designed, engineered and installed by Great Sports Infra Pvt. Ltd – FieldTurf’s exclusive licensee for Southeast Asia.

The FIFA recommended 2-Star certification is issued after a series of both on-site and lab tests conducted by a FIFA approved laboratory. The on-field tests included vertical ball rebound, angled ball rebound, ball roll, shock absorption, rotational resistance, linear friction and deformation, while the product’s composition and resilience were tested with special equipment in the lab.

“We thank the National Games Secretariat for giving us this opportunity to be part of this prestigious national event.  This is one of 5 projects – including two IAAF standard athletic tracks, FIH standard Hockey field and Futsal field – that we are executing for the National Games.” says GSI Managing Director, Mr. Anil Kumar.

“Passing a FIFA 2-Star test is a true testimony to FieldTurf system’s quality, performance and durability. And we complement this with our vast experience and engineering skills in executing these projects as per world-class standards. It’s also good to know that Kerala Blasters (Kochi’s Franchise) for the maiden Indian Super League have set-up their training base at Corporation Stadium, Thrissur.” says GSI Director of Operations, Lt. Col. John K John.

Great Sports Infra has, to date, installed over 100 sports fields in India, including over 15 FIFA standard Football fields, FIH approved hockey fields, IAAF certified athletic tracks, and several indoor & outdoor sports facilities for the government, defence, educational institutions, corporate campuses, residential societies & training academies. 


Calicut and M.G University Players for Kerala Santosh Trophy Camp

Calicut University, M.G. University, Football, All India Inter-University Football Championship, Muvattupuzha, Santosh Trophy, Kerala Varama Collegere, Christ, Irinjalakkuda, ThrissurIn the recently concluded All India Inter-University football championship, Calicut university took on Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in the final. Calicut emerged champions in a thrilling final.

Players are getting rewarded for their strong performances in the Inter-University championship through a call up to the Santosh trophy camp. Top scorer in the Inter-University championship, V.P. Suhair, midfielder Jijo Joseph and defender Rahul Raj of Calicut University is picked for the camp. While Rahul and Jijo comes from Kerala Varma College in Thrissur,  Suhair is from Christ College, Irinjalakkuda.

The Santosh Trophy camp that kicked off earlier in Thiruvananthupram already had four players from the All India Inter-University football championship runners-up M.G University.  Abhishek N Joshi, Chiko James, A.Y Girish and Jijo Jerome had secured their places in the camp through impressive performances in the state club championships.

This is after two decades that Calicut University is crowned Champions of All India Inter-University Championship. And it has been 26 years since M.G University has reached the finals of this championship played for the Ashutosh Mukerjee Trophy.

Kerala – 50th Inter-District Football Tournament Starts

Kerala, Football, Kerala Football Association, India, Indianfootball, Soccer, KFAThe 50th Inter-District Football Tournament commenced in Wayanad on the 24th of November.

Matches will be played in the Arappetta ground (which indeed is a picturesque one! ).

Defending champion Malappuram and last year’s runner-up Kasaragod have been given a direct entry into the quarterfinals. Malappuram will play the winners from the Kannur vs Pathanamthitta match and Kasaragod will take on the winners from the Thirvananthapuram vs Alappuzha match.

Fixture :

Match Score
November 24, 2013
Wayanad – Kottayam
2 - 0

Match Score
November 25, 2013
Kollam – Kozhikode
3 - 2
November 25, 2013
Ernakulam – Thrissur
1 - 2

Match Score
November 26, 2013
Kannur – Pathanamthitta
5 - 0
November 26, 2013
Kollam – Thrissur
2 - 5

Match Score
November 27, 2013
Thrivananthapuram – Alapuzha
1 - 0
November 27, 2013
Kannur – Malappuram
0 - 3

Match Score
December 28, 2012
Idukki – Palakkad
2 - 1
November 28, 2013
Kasaragod – Thrivananthapuram
5 - 3


Farook College wins Calicut University Inter-Zone Championship 2013-14

DSC_0305-1 (1)Farook College won the Calicut University Inter-Zone Championship 2013-14 played at Farook College from Sept 30th to October 3rd. Twelve teams from 4 four zones battled it out.

Christ College Irijanlakuda, Nss Vyasa College Wadakkanchery, Sree Kerala Varma College Thrissur and Farook College, Kozhikode reached semifinals.

In the semifinals Farook College defeated Sree Kerala Varma College in tie breakers and Christ College edged out NSS Vyasa 2-0.

Farook College defeated Christ College 4-0 in the finals and lifted the trophy.