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Women’s Inter-District: Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur & Kolhapur in semis

Women’s Inter-District: Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur & Kolhapur in semis

22nd April 2018, Mumbai: The four semi-finals berth has been confirmed in the ongoing WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship at Nashik. Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Kolhapur have qualified for the last four after registering an astounding victory on Sunday. Mumbai will play Kolhapur, whereas, Pune will face Nagpur in the semi-finals.

Mumbai (Namrata Thakur 1′, 10′, 21′ & 38′, Khushboo Rathod 24′, Samchi 31′, Snehal Manchkar 39′ and Kashmira Pednekar 49′) 8-0 Sangli

Namrata Thakur continued her spectacular performance after adding further four goals in her ‘goal-tally’ which inspired Mumbai to register a whopping 8-0 win over Sangli. Namrata has now scored eight goals in just two games. The likes of Khushboo Rathod, Samchi, Snehal and Kashmira also got on the scoresheet in what was a deserving win.

Nagpur 0-0 Nashik (Nagpur won 4-1 in penalties)

After both the sides failed to score in the normal time, the match had to separate by penalties where  Nagpur won 4-1 to qualify for the semis. Nirmala Dhurve, Harsha Yadav, Riya and Shraddha Yadav converted their spot kicks for Nagpur while only Rutuja managed to convert her penalty for Nashik.

Kolhapur (Poornima Sale 13′ and Mrunal Khot 26′) 2-1 Gondia (Archana 8′)

Kolhapur and Gondia played out an eventful game where the former edged 2-1 to book their date against Mumbai in the semi-final. Gondia opened the scoring in the 8th minute through Archana but Kolhapur made a great comeback through Poornima and Mrunal’s strike to seal the game 2-1.

Pune (Abhilasha 21′ & 35′, Hiba 25′, and Adam Muriel 43′) 4-0 Osmanabad

A dominant performance by Pune as they registered a comprehensive 4-0 win over Osmanabad in the quarter-final. Abhilasha bagged a brace while Hiba and Adam Muriel scored one each to set up a semi-final clash against Nagpur in the semi-final.

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Mumbai,Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik & Nagpur win big in Women’s Inter-District

Mumbai,Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik & Nagpur win big in Women’s Inter-District

21st April 2018, Mumbai: The ongoing WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship at Nashik saw a total of seven matches being contested earlier today. Championship’s favourites Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nashik and Nagpur comprehensively booked their place in the next round of the tournament with an excellent attacking display.

Pune (Aishwarya Jagtap 18′, 29′ & 43′, Adam Muriel 12′ & 35′, Sonali Chemate 27′ and Pratima Mukhia 42′) 7-0 Jalgaon

Aishwarya Jagtap and Adam Muriel’s lethal combination upfront proved instrumental as Pune defeated Jalgaon 7-0 in the pre-quarters of Inter-District Women’s Championship. Aishwarya netted a fine hat-trick while Adam Muriel bagged two goals. The other two goal-scorers was Sonali Chemate and Pratima Mukhia.

Mumbai (Namrata Thakur 6′, 11′, 15′ & 20′, Meenakshi Bhagat 2′ & 31′, Samchi 3′, Laura Estebeiro 24′ and Deepika Masurkar 40′) 9-0 Solapur

In the other game, Pune’s arch-rivals Mumbai produced a scintillating attacking display to trounce Solapur 9-0 in their opening game. Prolific Namrata Thakur scored an outstanding four goals in the first-half followed by Meenakshi’s brace and a goal apiece from Samchi, Laura Estebeiro and Deepika Masurkar. It was a dream start Mumbai wished for.

Nagpur (Nirmala Dhurve 1′, 9′ & 35′, Rinky Yadav 2′ & 10′, Sunita Yadav 5′, Nikita Karmakar 6′, Harsha Yadav 13′, Riya Sukhdeye 39′, and Nikita Shende 38′) 10-0 Washim

The biggest winner of the day proved to be Nagpur who defeated Washim 10-0 in a one-sided affair. There were seven different goal-scorers for Nagpur in what was a spectacular display. Nirmala Dhurve scored a hat-trick while Rinky Yadav (2), Sunita Yadav, Nikita Karmakar, Harsha Yadav, Riya Sukhdeye, and Nikita Shende also got on the scoresheet.

Kolhapur (Aadhika Bhosale 25 +1′ and Pratiksha Mithani 32′, 43′, 44′ & 45′) 5-0 Bhandara

Just like Mumbai’s Namrata Thakur, Kolhapur had their very own prolific goal-scorer by the name of Pratiksha Mithani who scored four goals in a 5-0 Kolhapur win against Bhandara. Aadhika Bhosale, meanwhile, scored the other goal.

Other results: Palghar 0-4 Nashik (Rutuja Aher 9′, Disha Joshi 20′, Swajal Pawar 28′ and Chitra Korate 49′), Gondia (Heena Yadav 17′ & 29′, Tripti Deep 42′ & 45′ and Diksha Bansol 49′) 5-0 Dhule, Sangali 0-0 Amravti (Sangli won 1-0 in penalties)

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Dhule and Sangli triumphs in Inter-District Football Women’s Championship

Dhule and Sangli triumphs in Inter-District Football Women’s Championship

Earlier today at Nashik, WIFA (Western India Football Association) Inter-District Football Women’s Championship got underway. A total of two games were contested today. In the first game, Dhule played Ahmednagar while in the second and last game of the day, Aurangabad locked horns against Sangli. Dhule and Sangli rose to the occasion to kick-off their campaign on a winning note.

Dhule (Megha Patil) 2-0 Ahmednagar

Dhule displayed a determined performance to pick up a well-deserved 2-0 win. Megha Patil scored twice, first in the 24th minute and second in the 31st minute. Both the goals was a sublime finish, leaving goalkeeper absolutely no chance to save.

Aurangabad 0-1 Sangli (Aishwarya More 24′)

In the second and final game of the day, Sangli defeated Aurangabad 1-0. The goal came in the 24th minute with a brilliant goal by Aishwarya More. Sangli produced a determined display throughout the game and never left any space behind for Aurangabad to pounce on. In the end, it was a deserving win for Sangli.

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Mumbai Juniors emerge champion in Palghar

Mumbai Juniors emerge champion in Palghar

16th Feb, 2018 : It was the grandest stage of Maharashtra Inter-district Football Championship for Junior boys, organised by WIFA; as the defending Champion Mumbai squared off against Kolhapur in the final.

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Mumbai Sub-Junior boys crowned champions

Mumbai Sub-Junior boys crowned champions

The Maharashtra Inter-district Football Championship for Sub-Junior boys organized by Nanded District Football Association concluded today with Mumbai District triumphing over Pune District.

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AIFF D License Course – 23rd to 27th October 2017 – Results

AIFF D License Course – 23rd to 27th October 2017 – Results

The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 23rd to 27th October 2017 batch held at Cooperage Football Stadium, Mumbai.

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Mumbai District lifts Sub-Junior Girls title in Jalgaon

Mumbai District lifts Sub-Junior Girls title in Jalgaon

14th February 2018, Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Inter-District Sub-Junior Girls Championship which was held at Jalgaon successfully concluded on Wednesday evening. Mumbai District emerged as the winners after breezing past Pune District 4-0 in the final, courtesy of Mehek Lobo’s spectacular hat-trick.

Throughout the Championship, Mumbai District had always looked like a serious contender alongside Pune District. Ironically, both the districts had recorded a whopping 12-0 victory in the knockout stages which created an insane hype just before the final.

Mumbai’s lethal attack and more importantly, the strong defence turned out to be a crucial factor in their triumph. In the first twenty minutes, Pune defended pretty well to stop Mumbai’s attacking duo of Angeline Antony and Mehek Lobo. But in the 22nd minute, Mehek Lobo finally opened the scoring with a close-range finish.

The first goal changed the whole game as Mumbai dominated throughout the game with a superb attacking display. Mehek Lobo added two more goals to complete her hat-trick while Riya D’Souza scored the other goal which completed a sensational win for the girls from Mumbai.

For her hat-trick, Mehek Lobo was adjudged with the player of the match award. Mumbai’s Sai Sankhe won the best defender award, Neha Gamare (Mumbai) won the best goalkeeper award, Bhumika Mane won the player of the tournament award and Pune’s Swara Pathak received the top scorer award. Meanwhile, the hosts, Jalgaon won the fair-play award.

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Mumbai, Kolhapur to lock horns with an eye on Inter-district championship title

Mumbai, Kolhapur to lock horns with an eye on Inter-district championship title

Teams from Pune, Kolhapur, Jalgaon and Mumbai completed for a place in the finals of the championship for the young colts.

The first match of the day saw Pune District take on the side from Kolhapur District in what turned out to be a neck to neck contest between the teams till the end.

The teams battled out in an evenly contested half as no goals were scored in the first half of the match. Both teams had a lot of chances but failed to convert in the final third.

The second half started with Pune on the front foot in attack with a lot of chances from the break. They were rewarded when Vishwanath Shelke scored in the 38th minute to give the Pune side a one-goal lead.

Kolhapur were hit with the early goal in the second half but did well to hold their own and got back into the game within the space of eleven minutes. Kolhapur’s Satej Salunkhe scored in the 49th minute to draw level in the match at 1-1.

The goal spurned on both the sides as they went all out for the winner but the defences did well to keep out the attacks and force a penalty shootout.

Kolhapur prevailed 3-0 in the penalty shootout as none of the Pune players converted their kicks from the spot. Jay Kamath, Pranav Ghatge and Satej Salunkhe scored for the Kolhapur side to book their place in the final.

Final Score : Pune 1-1 Kolhapur ( Kolhapur win 3-0 on penalties)

The second match of the day saw teams from Jalgaon and Mumbai district face off for the chance to play in the final of the Inter-district Championship.

The first half of the match was a cagey affair as both the sides could not score despite having numerous chances. The Jalgaon defence was well organised and stuck to their plan and managed to keep the Mumbai attack in check.

Mumbai coach Jaywant Pathak made a change to the side at half time as he put on Aryan Hukumchand into the lineup. The substitution paid off dividends as Aryan scored within a minute after coming on to make it 1-0 in favor of Mumbai.

Mumbai scored again in the 48th minute as Aman Gaikwad slotted his effort into the goal to double the lead. Jalgaon did well despite the goal conceded but could not breach the Mumbai defence.

The match ended with Mumbai triumphing 2-0 over Jalgaon and cementing their spot in the final.

Final Score : Mumbai 2-0 (Aryan Hukumchand 36′, Aman Gaikwad 48′)

The finals of the Maharashtra Inter-district Football Championship for Junior boys will be held in Palghar tomorrow as Mumbai and Pune face off for the crowning glory.

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Mumbai win against Akola in semis to set up summit clash with Pune

Mumbai win against Akola in semis to set up summit clash with Pune

The district teams from Pune, Amravati, Akola and Mumbai competed for a place in the final match of the championship on a bright Thursday morning at the Nanded District Football Association Ground.

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AFC C License, Maharashtra (20th March to 1st April 2018)

AFC C License, Maharashtra (20th March to 1st April 2018)

All the AIFF D License candidates looking for an upgrade can apply!

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