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AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 30th July to 4th August 2018 (Mumbai) – Results

AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 30th July to 4th August 2018 (Mumbai) – Results

The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 30th July to 4th August 2018 batch held at Mumbai, Maharashtra

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U-18 Youth League: FSI sinks FC Mumbaikars 2-0

U-18 Youth League: FSI sinks FC Mumbaikars 2-0

The U-18 Youth League (Maharashtra Zone) went underway yesterday at the Cooperage Stadium. Former India International Steven Dias made his coaching debut with FC Mumbaikars against Football School of India (FSI) with the latter registering a fine 2-0 victory.

Not a start Steven Dias expected but it is surely not the end of the road. Meanwhile, for Football School of India (FSI), a win on an opening day has put them in the front foot in their quest to qualify for the next round. It was in the 18th minute when the deadlock was broken through an own-goal from FC Mumbaikars’ defender Biki Mondal.

FC Mumbaikars didn’t respond well and soaked the pressure as FSI kept attacking for throughout the first-half. Agnelo Fernandes’ side sealed the game in the 69th minute when forward Zaid Khan executed a fine counter-attacking move to claim all three points in a scintillating way.

Next game: FC Mumbaikars vs Reliance Foundation Young Champs (5th October)

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AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 2nd to 6th July 2018 (Mumbai) – Results

AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 2nd to 6th July 2018 (Mumbai) – Results

The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 2nd to 6th July 2018 batch held at Mumbai, Maharashtra

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AFC Futsal Level 1 Course – 5th to 10th November 2018

AFC Futsal Level 1 Course – 5th to 10th November 2018

All the AFC C License candidates looking for an upgrade can apply!

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AIFF to conduct B-License Course in November at Cooperage Stadium

AIFF to conduct B-License Course in November at Cooperage Stadium

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced that they will conduct ‘AFC’ B-License Course (Module – 1) at the Cooperage Stadium from 12th to 26th November 2018. Coaches who hold  AFC ‘C’ License Course and who are actively involved in coaching for a minimum period of 2 years from the completion of AFC ‘C’ License are eligible to apply for this course.

The AFC ‘C’  License holders of the respective districts who are desirous of doing this course are advised to apply for the same by registering online. Log on to http://coaching.the-aiff.com to register for the same. The registration will close on 20th October 2018.

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Maharashtra Women’s team sinks Chandigarh 6-0

Maharashtra Women’s team sinks Chandigarh 6-0

19th September 2018, Odisha: In the opening game of 24th Senior Women’s Football Championship in Odisha, Maharashtra trounced Chandigarh 6-0 to kick-start their campaign on a positive note. Maharashtra is in Group H alongside Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, and Chandigarh.

With only one team from each group can make it into the next round, Coach Sanaya Anklesaria’s side made the best possible start. It was Pune’s Aishwarya Balapure’s sublime hat-trick which set the tone for Maharashtra. The prolific forward made sure to convert all the chances which fell into her path.

Mumbai’s Pooja Dhamal and Sapna Jaiswar also had an outstanding game alongside Aishwarya. Pooja bagged a brace of goals while Sapna Jaiswar scored once. Maharashtra’s next game is up against Mizoram on 21st September.

Result: Maharashtra 6-0 Chandigarh
Scorers: Aishwarya Balapure 23′, 52′, & 64′, Pooja Dhamal 9′ & 63′, and Sapna Jaiswar 90+2′

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24th Senior National Women’s Football Championship: Maharashtra’s Squad and Fixtures

24th Senior National Women’s Football Championship: Maharashtra’s Squad and Fixtures

After a two-week long camp at the Cooperage Stadium, Maharashtra’s Senior National Women’s team has begun their quest to go all the way in the upcoming 24th Senior National Women’s Football Championship in Cuttack, Odisha. The Championship will begin on 18th September and conclude on 1st October 2018.

Maharashtra is drawn in Group H alongside Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, and Chandigarh. The first Maharashtra game will be contested on 19th September where they will lock horns against Chandigarh. Their second game is scheduled on 21st September against Mizoram before playing their last Group Stage game against Tamil Nadu on 23rd September 2018.

Maharashtra’s Squad: Aadhika Bhosle (Kolhapur), Aishwarya Balapure (Pune), Akanksha Kandalkar (Mumbai), Delfiya Pereira (Mumbai), Jyoti Mehra (Mumbai), Jyotika Singh (Mumbai), Kashmira Pednekar (Mumbai), Kimberly Fernandez (Mumbai), Kunashni Parikh (Mumbai), Mrudul Shinde (Kolhapur), Mrunal Khot (Kolhapur), Muriel Adam (Pune), Nirmala Durve (Nagpur), Pooja Dhamal (Mumbai), Pratiksha Mithari (Kolhapur), Riya Sukhdeve (Captain), (Nagpur), Sapna Jaiswa (Mumbai), Shraddha Yadav (Nagpur), Sonali Chemate (Pune), Suman Salian (Mumbai)

Officials: Sanaya Anklesaria (Coach) (Mumbai), Krystalle Aguiar (Manager), (Thane), Preeti Lal (Physio) (Mumbai)

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FC Pune City lifts WIFA Youth Championship U-14 title

FC Pune City lifts WIFA Youth Championship U-14 title

A late strike by Dinesh Singh proved enough for FC Pune City as they registered a hard-fought 1-0 win over Defending Champions KMP XI in a mouth-watering WIFA Youth Championship U-14 final at the Cooperage Stadium on Thursday evening. This was the first time FC Pune City participated in the WIFA Youth Championship as they were not a part of the same in the first edition last season.

Nonetheless, KMP (Keshav Madhav Pratishtan) XI gave a good fight, right until the final whistle. They almost scored an equalizer in the injury time when a free-kick effort rattled the bar. Winning the inaugural edition last time around, a runners-up medal has surely cemented KMP’s name into the history books.

It was in the 49th minute when FC Pune City’s Dinesh Singh scored a sublime left-footed goal which broke the deadlock. The goal gave FC Pune City a huge boost in their quest to lift the WIFA Youth Championship title. KMP XI’s Samuel Selvadas and Mustafa Shaikh were man-marked brilliantly which put a halt to KMP’s attack.

Franklin Nazareth and Dinesh Singh were tremendous throughout the game. The duo kept their composure and guided the rest of their teammates in the dying minutes to round-off a brilliant campaign. Their Captain Franklin Nazareth won the ‘Best Player of the Tournament’ while Kenkre FC’s Dexter Fernandes was awarded the ‘Golden Boot’ after netting 11 goals in the Championship.

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Pune and Kolhapur’s dominance continues in WIFA Youth Championship

Pune and Kolhapur’s dominance continues in WIFA Youth Championship

28th August 2018, Mumbai: The quarter-finals of the WIFA Youth Championship U-14 concluded earlier today at the Cooperage Stadium. Patakadil TM (Kolhapur), FC Pune City (Pune), Defending Champions KMP XI (Pune), and Khandoba TM (Kolhapur) won their respective games to clinch a place in the last four.

It was a difficult day for the Mumbai-based teams as all the remaining three teams from Mumbai bowed out of the campaign. MSSA lost to Patakadil TM, Lemon Break suffered a defeat at the hands of FC Pune City, and Kenkre FC went down fighting against Khandoba TM.

With two teams each from Pune and Kolhapur, the rivalry between the two districts intensifies further with the bragging rights on the line.

The game of the day was between Kenkre FC and Kolhapur’s Khandoba TM. After taking a deserving lead in the 26th minute through Rohit Mehra, Khandoba TM bounced back with two goals. Prajwal Powar levelled the score before Sanket Medhe headed home to put Khandoba TM 2-1 in front.

With time running out, Kenkre FC equalized through Daksh but they conceded in the very next minute through Swayam Salokhe which initially sealed the game for Khandoba TM.

Meanwhile, in the early kick-offs, Patakadil TM and FC Pune City registered an identical 3-1 win and Defending Champions KMP XI edged past Nashik’s NFCC 1-0 to book their place in the last four.

Semi-final fixtures (Tomorrow):

FC Pune City vs Patakadil TM – 04:00 pm

Khandoba TM vs KMP XI – 06:00 pm

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WIFA Youth Championship U-14: Quarter-Finals Preview

WIFA Youth Championship U-14: Quarter-Finals Preview

The Group Stage of the ongoing WIFA Youth Championship U-14 has been concluded. From 16 teams, we are now down to just 8 teams. Tomorrow, the likes of KMP XI, FC Pune City, Lemon Break, MSSA, NFCC, Patakadil TM, Khandoba TM, and Kenkre FC will battle it out in the quarter-finals to book their berth in the last four of the second edition of WIFA Youth Championship U-14.

In the last couple of days, Group C and Group D matches were played at the Cooperage Stadium after the completion of Group A and Group B. Both the Kolhapur-based teams Patakadil TM and Khandoba TM had an outstanding Group Stage campaign. They left no stones unturned on their course to finish at the top of their respective groups.

Patakadil’s forward Abhishek Powar is having a tremendous campaign so far while Khandoba, on the other hand, has delivered a more collective performance. Mumbai’s Lemon Break suffered a painful loss in their opening game against Patakadil but they bounced back with two huge wins to book their place in the next round. One of their wins included a whopping 14-0 victory, courtesy Mohd. Mansoori and Vivek Roy’s lethal finishing.

Nashik’s NFCC just made it to the next round but they were involved in two thrilling matches. Their clash against Mumbai’s Football School of India (FSI) and Khandoba was nothing short of a nail-biting encounter.

Quarter-Final fixtures:

Pune City vs Lemon Break
MSSA vs Patakadil
KMP XI vs NFCC
Kenkre vs Khandoba
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