The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 30th July to 4th August 2018 batch held at Mumbai, MaharashtraRead More »
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.
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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′
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)Read More »
After a successful first edition, WIFA (Western India Football Association) Youth Championship (U-14) is all set to begin from 20th August 2018 at Cooperage Stadium. In an initiative to work for the betterment of the State Development Project, the second edition, just like the previous one, will witness a total of sixteen teams from the selected six districts.
The Championship will be contested from 20th August to 30th August 2018. The participating sixteen teams have been drawn into four groups with each club will have to play three games each. The top two teams will qualify for the quarter-finals.
In the 2017 edition, Keshav Madhav Pratishtan (Pune) lifted the trophy after defeating MSSA (Mumbai School Sports Association) 2-0 in the final, courtesy inspiring display by KMP’s Ishwar Rachal who also ended up being adjudged as the Player of the Tournament. Goans SA’s Arya Gandharva won the Golden Boot with an astounding 13 goals.
A – FC Pune City, Yodha FC, Rahul FA, and MSSA
B – KMP XI, Star FC, DDSY, and Kenkre FC
C – Lemonbreak, Patakadli TM, Next Sports, and NUSA
D – Khandoba TM, FSI, FIN IQ Gog, and NFCC
The opening game of the WIFA Youth Championship will be contested between FC Pune City and Yodha FC on 20th August 2018 at Cooperage Stadium.Read More »
It is a no-brainer that Maharashtra has seen a massive rise in the field of football in the recent years. With the help of MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association), after conducting various Grassroots Development Programs and Inter-Districts/Youth Championships in the state, we are finally witnessing a huge development in this sport.
Recently, AIFF (All India Football Federation) appointed Firmin D’Souza and Abdul Kadir as the Coach and Goalkeeping Coach for the Indian U-16 Girls team, respectively. Both Firmin and Abdul Kadir joins Yusuf Ansari (India U-19 Goalkeeping Coach) and Floyd Pinto (Indian Arrows Head Coach) who are already representing Maharashtra at the National level.
To add a cherry on the top, earlier this year, AIFF had appointed Former Indian International Abhishek Yadav as a Team Director of the Senior Indian team. Also, a total of 5 Maharashtra players are called up for the India U-16 Girls Camp. Anjali Bharve, Mehak Lobo, Jhanvi Shetty, Priyanka Sujeesh and Sakshi Hiwale made the list from Maharashtra and now they have a huge opportunity to make their names at the very top level.
This marks a new dawn in Maharashtra Football fraternity as more and more personalities are getting exposure at the very top level. Such development will only ensure the best of all the aspiring footballers and coaches from Maharashtra to take this path more seriously. It is after a sheer hard-work and dedication that Maharashtra Football is climbing up the ladder.
Right from the MDFA leagues which has more than 300 clubs, to WIFA’s Inter-District and Youth Championships, Maharashtra has kept on sowing the seeds of its long-term plan which has started reaping benefits for the state and as well as for the National side.Read More »
Five WIFA girls have been selected for the national camp while the Maharashtra sub-junior girls Head coach Firmin D’souza and Goalkeeper coach Abdul Qadeer too have been awarded national duty.Read More »
The recently contested Inter-District Men’s Championship at Nashik concluded on high. Out of the 32 teams who participated, underdogs Kolhapur and Nagpur made all the way to the finals where Kolhapur registered a thumping 5-1 victory to lift the title. Interestingly, a couple of months back, both these sides also met in the Women’s final at Nashik itself which went down the wire.Read More »