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Sub Junior Boys National Championship: Maharashtra proceed to the next round

Sub Junior Boys National Championship: Maharashtra proceed to the next round

12th September, Madhya Pradesh: The Maharashtra sub-junior boys proceed to the next round of the Hero Sub Junior Boys National Championship. They defeated Gujarat by 3-1 in their second outing of the tournament.

On 8th September, during their opening encounter, Maharashtra outperformed Daman & Diu. They vanquished their opposition by a colossal 10-0 scoreline.

Yesterday’s victory ensured Maharashtra topping the Group B table and their tickets to the next round.

After the previous encounter, Head Coach Firmin Dsouza stated the problems they overcame. “With a depleted squad due to a couple of our players falling sick, I think we did a good job. This win was very encouraging for us considering the circumstances we are facing.”

Since the beginning of the tournament, there have been concerns related to the playing conditions in Madhya Pradesh. Heavy rainfall has played a spoilsport in most of the matches.

The first half of the match saw minimal action from both ends. Gujarat was defensive on their approach as they needed a point to qualify for the next round. On the other hand, Maharashtra needed to win but failed to open the scoreline at the first half.

During the half time, coach Firmin stated, “We need to keep in mind that the ground conditions are not conducive to play great football. So, what will matter most is going to be the will power of the team to win until the final whistle”

” We need to remember our ultimate destination – The Championship. Even a goalless draw would do for Gujarat. We need to understand the pride and the prestige of wearing this Maharashtra jersey. We must give nothing less than our lives on that field to make sure that we have done justice to the colors we are wearing” was the detailed pep-talk from the coach, Firmin D’Souza, during the break.

However, what followed next on the pitch was commendable. The second half commenced and within five minutes, at 50′, Gujarat broke the deadlock.

Soon when Gujarat rested on their laurels and thought their qualification hopes are nearing, Maharashtra’s reliable forward, Ansari Mohmmad Akib rose to the occasion and equalized within a minute.

Gujarat stood shell-shocked.

Furthermore, the boys came from behind and thwacked their opponents. Maharashtra scored at 57′ and 70′ – courtesy to Vekant Navin and Aryan Mahadeshwar’s strike which led the team to the next round.

They have scored 13 goals from 2 matches and conceded once which already makes Maharashtra a team to keep an eye on.

The boys qualified to the next round alongside Goa from the West Zone qualifiers for the Sub Junior Boys National Championship which was held at Madhya Pradesh from 7th to 12th September.

 

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The entire list of the newly elected Executive Committee of WIFA

The entire list of the newly elected Executive Committee of WIFA

On 23rd August, Praful Patel of Gondia District and Souter Vaz of Mumbai District retained their posts as President and Hon. Secretary of Western India Football Association (WIFA).

They were both elected unopposed during the 70th Ordinary General Meeting of WIFA, held in Nagpur on that day. Pyarelal Chaudhary of Poona District retained the Hon. Treasurer’s position.

Meanwhile, MDFA President, Aditya Thackeray and Parth Jindal of Palghar District, made their maiden entry into the WIFA Executive Committee as they were both elected unopposed as one of the five Vice-Presidents. Maharajkumar Malojiraje Chhatrapati, Haresh K. Vora, and Dr. Vishwajit Patangrao Kadam were all re-elected as the other three Vice-Presidents.

Sushil Kumar Surve (Amravati), Salim Parkote (Latur) and Prof. Kiran Chougle (Solapur) were elected as the three Assistant Secretaries. The OGM also elected 13 members to the Managing Committee.

Below listed is the elected committee who will serve a four-year term:

 

Sr.No. Name Designation
1 Praful M. Patel President
2 Aaditya Thackeray Vice President
3 Maharajkumar Malojiraje Chhatrapati Vice President
4 Hareh Kevalchand Vora Vice President
5 Parth S. Jindal Vice President
6 Dr.Vishwajit Patangrao Kadam Vice President
7 Souter Vaz Hon. Secretary
8 Pyarelal Sajanlal Chaudhary Hon. Treasurer
9 Sushil Kumar Nanasaheb Surve Asst. Secretary
10 Salim Abdul Aziz Parkote Asst. Secretary
11 Prof.Dr. Kiran Pandurang Chougule Asst. Secretary
12 Jaggu Suleman Sayyad  Member
13 Azgar Husain Patel Member
14 Khaja Raziuddin Ansari Member
15 Godwin Samuel Dick Member
16 Yogesh Harbansingh Pardeshi Member
17 P.V. Ahale Member
18 Ahmed A. Lalani Member
19 Abdul Rauf Abdul Sattar Member
20 Deepak Bharat Singh Dixit Member
21 Anand Nathuji Kalokar Member
22 Iqbal A. Kashmiri Member
23 Ravindra L. Darekar Member
24 Manik Baburao Mandlik Member
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Sub Junior Men’s National Championship: Maharashtra thumped Daman & Diu 10-0

Sub Junior Men’s National Championship: Maharashtra thumped Daman & Diu 10-0

The Maharashtra Men’s Sub-Junior team conquered Daman & Diu in their opening match. The boys vanquished their opposition by a massive margin of 10-0.

Aryan Mahadeshwar and Vekant Navin ran the show as the former scored four goals and the latter netted thrice. The entire team dominated thoroughly throughout the first half. The team opened their scoring tally through Vekant at 9′. He completed his brace at 37′. Aryan Mahadeshwar too scored twice at 12′ and 28′.  Jatin Gulwani, Aditya Sudhir Vichare, and Ansari Mohammed joined the party at 16′, 33′ and 40′ respectively as the team killed the match within the first half. They scored 7 goals in the first 45 minutes.

 

During the second half, within the starting few minutes, Aryan completed his hat-trick at the 51st minute. The team further went on to score two goals, courtesy of which goes to Vekant (58′) and Aryan (71′), which ensured a commendable victory at the final whistle.

The Maharashtra Sub Junior boys will play their next match against Gujarat on 12th September 2019. The Sub-Junior National Football Championship 2019-20 is taking place at Madhya Pradesh from 7th to 12th September 2019.

 

SCORELINE: Maharashtra (Vekant 9′, 37′,58′,  Aryan 12′, 28′, 51′, 71′, Jatin 16′,  Aditya 33′, Ansari 40′) 10-0 Daman & Diu

 

STARTING XI: 

Tejas Tambat (GK), Abhedya Gupte, Arsh Bagwan, Yash Pardeshi, Jatin Gulwani, Yohaanne C Poonawala(C), Aditya Sudhir Vichare, Aryan Mahadeshwar, Vekant Navin, Rajwardhan Sandeep Patil, Ansari Mohammed Akib  

SUBS: Atharv Sameer More, Ashwin Pobatti (GK) 

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Sub Junior Men’s National Football Championship: Maharashtra Squad & Fixtures

Sub Junior Men’s National Football Championship: Maharashtra Squad & Fixtures

After a long camp at Cooperage Stadium, the Maharashtra team is set to take part in the Sub Junior Men’s National Football Championship. The Maharashtra Sub-Junior National Team is drawn in Group B where they will lock horns against Daman & Diu and Gujarat.

The team will play their first match on 8th September against Daman & Diu. Their next match is scheduled for 12th September against Gujarat.

The following players & officials will represent Maharashtra State Sub-Junior  Football Team: 

Sr.No. Name City
1 Abhedya Gupte Mumbai
2 Aditya Vichare Palghar
3 Akib Ansari Pune
4 Aryan Mahadeshwar Mumbai
5 Ashwin Povatti Nashik
6 Atharva More Kolhapur
7 Arsh Bhagwan Pune
8 Harshvardhan Dhumal Pune
9 Jaffar Mansuri Mumbai
10 Jatin Gulwani Pune
11 Rishab Mani Ahmednagar
12 Mohd Kaif Ansari Mumbai
13 Rajwardhan Patil Pune
14 Shlok Bhalerao Nashik
15 Tejas Tambat Mumbai
16 Vedant Sawant Mumbai
17 Venkat Navin Pune
18 Yash Pardashi Pune
19 Yohan Poonawala Mumbai
20 Yohana Martin Mumbai
21 Firmin D’Souza (Coach) Mumbai
22 Saviosunny   D’Souza (Manager) Pune

 

The Sub-Junior National Football Championship 2019-20 is going to be held at Madhya Pradesh from 7th to 12th September 2019.

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25th Senior National Women’s Football Championship: Maharashtra’s Squad and Fixtures

25th Senior National Women’s Football Championship: Maharashtra’s Squad and Fixtures

The Maharashtra Senior National Women’s Team is well prepared to take part in the 25th Senior National Women’s Championship. The tournament will take place in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh from 10th to 24th September  2019.

The Maharashtra team is drawn in Group D alongside Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. The senior women’s team will play their first match on 14th September against Himachal Pradesh.  Their next match is scheduled on 17th September, where they lock horns against Delhi.

The following players and officials will represent the Maharashtra Senior Women’s Team in the championship:

Sr.No. Name of Player District
1 Ms. Riya Tank Mumbai
2 Ms. Sakshi Jadhav Kolhapur
3 Ms. Nikita Jadhao Buldana
4 Ms. Arifa Zaheer Mumbai
5 Ms. Riya Sukhdeve Nagpur
6 Ms. Any  Anthony Nagpur
7 Ms. Pranali Shetty Mumbai
8 Ms. Ritu Francis Pune
9 Ms. Pooja Dhamal Thane
10 Ms. Ashwariya Bhonde Buldana
11 Ms. Kumari Shikalgar Sangli
12 Ms. Akanksha Kandalkar Mumbai
13 Ms. Ambika Dange Satara
14 Ms. Jyoti Mehra Thane
15 Ms. Sonali Chemate Pune
16 Ms. Muriel Adam Pune
17 Ms. Karen Pais Mumbai
18 Ms. Paromita Chakravorti Thane
19 Ms. Priya Sukhdeve Napgpur
20 Ms. Srutilakshmi V.K. Mumbai
21 Ms. Nidhi Sharma (Coach) Mumbai
22 Ms. Pallavi Saindane (Manager) Ahmednagar
23 Ms. Sayli Shinde (Physio) Mumbai

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WIFA to conduct interactive workshop on Golden Baby Leagues

WIFA to conduct interactive workshop on Golden Baby Leagues

Western India Football Association is conducting an interactive workshop on Golden Baby Leagues at Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai on 31st August 2019.

*AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Manager – Mr. Deepak Nayak will be Chief Speaker. * He will be speaking about the important changes made in this year’s rules and regulations of the leagues. This workshop will be a great help in understanding the rules and regulations of the league.

Baby Leagues throughout the world have proven to be a stepping stone towards building a strong footballing foundation. With more match time, the young players are bound to bear fruits from the experience of playing in such competitive yet fun leagues.

For further information and registration please write an email at vipul.jain@wifa.in , no later than 28th August, 6 pm

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Referees seminar conducted by WIFA on 17th and 18th August

Referees seminar conducted by WIFA on 17th and 18th August

WIFA conducted a ‘Referees Seminar’ on 17th and 18th of August 2019. More than 80 referees turned up from across various districts of Maharashtra. Training and Refresher course was conducted by Ex-FIFA referee & AIFF Referees’ Instructor Mr Anthony D’costa. Mr D’costa was assisted by WIFA referees Walter Pereira, Rajendra Sawant, Dhanraj More and few others. There were practical as well as theory session held as the visiting referees were given the latest updates. Below is the list of referees who attended the Seminar:

 

Sr Number Name of Referee RIN
1 Mohd. Junaid Tanji 420258
2 Viraj Makwana 420425
3 Lindof Noronha
4 Andrew Pinto
5 Susheel Kumar 420363
6 Kishor Chaudhary 420160
7 Sunil Jacob 550473
8 Muhummad Sufiyan Khan 420473
9 Kunal Dilip Gowra 420469
10 James Jone
11 Anush Guree 420475
12 Pankaj Jadhav 420290
13 Pradip Alat 420282
14 Pratik Swami 420289
15 Anushka Pandit 420447
16 Jignasha Davne 420362
17 Alok Jadhav 420260
18 Snehal Manchkai 420432
19 Elvis Nunes 550207
20 Umesh Patel 420336
21 Irfan Shaikh 420338
22 Jagjeet Singhreen 420177
23 Rajesh Kanojia 420013
24 Arvind Kumar 420311
25 Pravin Kanojia 420144
26 Sumit Saroj
27 Joshua Fernandes 420366
28 Richard Lawrence 420358
29 Rushikesh Mishale 420304
30 Ivo Fernandes 420185
31 Eshwar Iyer 420461
32 Vaishnavi Harish 420412
33 Prathamesh Sarang 420388
34 Vivek Venkiteswaran 420284
35 Anas Ansari
36 Ferdinand Irudayan 420232
37 Nikhil Nair 420280
38 Vaibhav Phadtare
39 Santosh Kamble 420436
40 Shaikh Ramiz
41 Ashish Lokhande
42 Sohil Manjare
43 Nikesh Labhiye
44 Abhinav Mhala
45 Sunil Powar 420097
46 Shreyash More 420442
47 Anil Shikalagar 420340
48 Gujar Ajinkya
49 Gaurav Kadlog 420317
50 Rahul Arate 420325
51 Melwyn Dsilva 550865
52 Sumit Kakade 420415
53 Raunak Gaybhiye 420163
54 John Analdas 420269
55 Saurabh Goru 420314
56 Sumit Yadav 420458
57 Shakti Gadekar 420327
58 Shaswat Saghare 420384
59 Kishw Bonse 550584
60 Santosh 420030
61 Sandeep Kadam 550577
62 Simon Gregory 550781
63 Anil Desai 420076
64 Marimuthu Pillai 420058
65 Saket Bawiskar 420420
66 Kishor Poojari 420011
67 Thanooj Kappanakal 420058
68 Nitant Parate 420441
69 Kshitij Tambe 420009
70 Santu Sanrui 390260
71 Abhishek Dey 420015
72 Rosario Fernandes 420021
73 Dipesh Sawant 420069
74 Deepak Rajamani 420158
75 Mohammed Khan 420055
76 Nanith Korjal 420263
77 Navin 420297
78 Atul More 420460
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Patel, Vaz retain posts; Thackeray elected VP

Patel, Vaz retain posts; Thackeray elected VP

Mumbai, August 23: Praful Patel of Gondia District and Souter Vaz of Mumbai District retained their posts as President and Hon. Secretary of Western India Football Association (WIFA).

They were both elected unopposed during the 70th Ordinary General Meeting of WIFA, held in Nagpur on Friday. Pyarelal Chaudhary of Poona District retained the Hon. Treasurer’s position.

Meanwhile, MDFA President, Aditya Thackeray and Parth Jindal of Palghar District, made their maiden entry into the WIFA Executive Committee as they were both elected unopposed as one of the five Vice-Presidents. Maharajkumar Malojiraje Chhatrapati, Haresh K. Vora and Dr. Vishwajit Patangrao Kadam, were all re-elected as the other three Vice-Presidents.

Sushil Kumar Surve (Amravati), Salim Parkote (Latur) and Prof. Kiran Chougle (Solapur) were elected as the three Assistant Secretaries. The OGM also elected 13 members to the Managing Committee.

The elected committee will serve a four-year term.

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NMSA FC emerge champions of inaugural edition of the Thane District Football League

NMSA FC emerge champions of inaugural edition of the Thane District Football League

Navi Mumbai SA of Vashi defeated Kukri XI FC from Nerul 4-2 in the final of Thane District football league to lift the trophy

The inaugural edition of the Thane District Football league commenced in January this year after WIFA stepped in to form Ad-Hoc Committee.  The entire league is supported by the Western India Football Association – the governing body of football in Maharashtra.

The league was then held at Intra-District Championship level, to find the best teams. After successfully conducting the games at various locations all over the Thane district, the tournament entered its final stage where ten teams were divided into two groups. Four teams from the Navi Mumbai, four teams from Thane City and two teams from Kalyan – Ambernath fought it out on the pitch to conquer the ultimate championship.

In the semi-finals, NMSA played out a comfortable 3-0 win over Anjuman side from Thane while Kukri XI FC had to struggle hard to edge SP Football Academy on penalties after normal time resulted in to 2-2 scoreline.

In the final, NMSA took the early lead when Harsh Daya’s strike found the net in the 18th minute; Sahil Gharat made it 2-0 at the half hour mark. But just when it seemed, NMSA had the game in control, Kukri XI fought back with a goal from Ahtesham Munshi. Minutes before half time, Harsh Day completed his brace to restore the 2 goal lead.

In the second half, Kukri XI pushed forward in search of goals and were soon rewarded when Ahtesham Munshi struck his second of the day. However, Aditya Dhumal scored the fourth goal for NMSA to once again put them in driving seat. The match ended in 4-2 scoreline as the NMSA lifted the trophy.

India International Rahul Bheke and Nikhil Poojary were in presence among the spectator during the final.

Match no. 13: Super League – Finals

NMSA FC (Harsh Daya 18’, 42’, Sahil Gharat 29’, Aditya Dhumal 64’) 4 – 2 KUKRI XI FC (Ahtesham Munshi 35’, 56’)

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WIFA – Hiranandani Hospital alliance offers economical medical expenses for footballers

WIFA – Hiranandani Hospital alliance offers economical medical expenses for footballers

Western India Football Association (WIFA) ties-up with Hiranandani Hospital to help sportspersons get discounted medical expenses.

Often times, injuries and the subsequent medical expenses has become a major disheartening factor for young footballers leading to many giving up the sport.

To quell this worry, WIFA has collaborated with one of the top hospitals of the city – Hiranandani Hospital, to provide city footballers struggling with injuries get discounted medical expenses. This initiatives aims at having city footballers get access to best medical treatments at reasonable prices.

Recently on 3rd of August, WIFA in collaboration with Hiranandani hospital had conducted a seminar on ‘Sports Injuries: Prevention, treatment & Rehabilitation’. Hiranandani CEO Sujit Chatterjee and his Doctors Ms. Richa Anand, Dr. Roli Dave, Dr. Austin Fernandes and Dr. Aditya Sai talked about various fitness related topics ranging from the importance of following proper diet, Rehab pointers, recovery process after injuries to assisting in comeback after suffering mental or physical setbacks that a footballers faces during his playing career.

Talking about the collaboration, WIFA CEO Henry Menezes stated, “The Hiranandani Sports Sciences center is well equipped for sports rehabilitation and a tie up with them will greatly benefit players in the region.”

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