Aniket from Kolhapur wins it for India in Germany!
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: A sterling performance by the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad embedded with guile and finesse saw them defeat German opposition DFI Bad Aibling 2-1 on Thursday (July 30, 2015) in Germany.
The Indian colts sealed the fate of the match in the dying embers of the match by taking the lead, after heading into the injury time on level pegging.
Albeit the first half witnessed a heated battle for possession and was goalless, it was the Indian colts who came agonizingly close in opening the goal scoring tally of the match.
First, a routine corner-kick scenario by the Indian contingent, which was finished off with a well-worked shot on target was saved by the German goalkeeper. Then a free-kick earned by the colts in an exciting position flew inches wide of its intended target.
Changing over, and the Colts showcased attacking fluidity with defensive solidity as they initiated regular attacks on the opposition’s citadel.
An array of tacky passes saw Ninthoi onto goal in the 55th minute, whose shot however was saved by the German goalkeeper. Next, Aniket’s stinger of an effort was saved once again by the German custodian. And minutes later Jitu rattled the opposition bar by a thunderous effort, only to assert the attacking intent of the Indian colts.
Crafty constant attacks were bound to pierce through the German defence line sooner or later. And in the 77th minute it did, when Suresh scored from a long throw-in.
Although the German opposition equalized their deficit seconds later, by a long-range effort, the Indian colts regrouped themselves and mounted waves of attacks on the opposition.
Finesse alongwith sterling attacking moves and tacky passes reaped benefits for the Indian contingent in the dying embers of the match, when Aniket converted a glitzy passing move to give the Indian colts a grandeur lead and a well-worked 2-1 win over their German opponents.Read More »
Meghe, Vora elected among 5 WIFA Vice-Presidents
MLA Sameer Meghe and Haresh K. Vora, both from Nagpur, were among the five elected as Vice-Presidents of WIFA (Western India Football Association) in the elections held during the 66th Ordinary General Meeting of the Association at the Cooperage Football Stadium on Saturday.
Sitting Vice-Presidents, Viswajeet Kadam (Pune), Maloje Raje Chhatrapati (Kolhapur) and Syed Liaquat Hussain (Aurangabad), all retained their posts as they were re-elected. There were eight candidates contesting for the five posts.
Earlier, Praful Patel (Bhandara) and Souter Vaz (Mumbai), had both retained their positions as WIFA President and Honorary Secretary respectively as they were elected unopposed.
The Treasurers’ position was won by incumbent, Pyarelal Choudhary (Pune), who will continue for another term.
Meanwhile, the electoral picked new faces for the three Assistant Secretaries posts. Kiran Chougule (Solhapur), Mr. Salim Parkote (Latur) and Mr. Sushil Kumar Surve (Amravati), were elected from among the five candidates who were contesting for the post.
Mumbai’s U. Banerjee retained his post among the 13 Committee Members elected from the 16 contestants.
The newly elected WIFA Committee:
President: Mr. Praful Patel (Bhandara).
Vice-Presidents (5 posts): Mr. Viswajeet Kadam (Pune), Mr. Maloje Raje Chhatrapati (Kolhapur), Mr. Syed Liaquat Hussain (Aurangabad), Mr. Haresh K. Vora (Nagpur), Mr. Sameer Meghe (Nagpur).
Hon. Secretary: Mr. Souter Vaz (Mumbai).
Hon. Treasurer: Mr.Pyarelal Choudhary (Pune).
Assistant Secretary (3 posts): Mr. Kiran Chougule (Solhapur), Mr. Salim Parkote (Latur), Mr. Sushil Kumar Surve (Amravati).
Committee Members (13 posts): Mr. Sunil Dhande (Beed), Mr. Deepak Dixit (Chandrapur), Mr. Ahmed Lalani (Gondia), Mr. Azgar Husain Patel (Hingoli), Mr. Sardar Momin (Kolhapur), Mr. Khaja (Sajid) Raziuddin Ansari (Nanded), Mr.Vasant Gulzarilal Agarwal (Sangli), Mr. Ravindra Darekar (Gadchiroli), Mr. Godwin S. Dick (Ahmednagar), Mr. Anand Kalokar (Wardha), Mr. P.V. Ahale (Yavatmal), Mr. U. Banerjee (Mumbai), Mr. Abdul Rauf (Amravati).Read More »
New AIFF D License 10th to 14th August 2015 @ Cooperage Football Stadium, Mumbai
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation today notified all the state associations to send in the nominations of clubs for Second Division League 2015-16 by 20th July 2015.
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation’s proposed U-15 League is all set to kick-off from September 2015. The announcement came during the I-League Workshop held at AIFF Headquarters, Football House on Tuesday (July 7).
The results for the AFC C License course held at Cooperage Football Stadium, Mumbai from 10th to 22nd February 2015 are as follows:
|1||TAPOSH S. GHOSH||PRO-PASS|
|3||STEPHEN VINAY CHARLES||PASS|
|4||VINOY P. VASUDEVAN||PASS|
|5||SACHA N. NAVALKAR||PASS|
|6||ATISH U. PANDEY||PASS|
|7||NIKHIL P. SHARMA||PASS|
The participants whose names do not feature in the list have been unsuccessful in clearing the course.Read More »