Saturday, 9 July 2011

Chubby Cheeks victorious

Chubby Cheeks, Porvorim reigned supreme after defeating Don Bosco Oratory 4-3 via the sudden death to take home the 1st Venky’s Youth Cup in association with Blackburn Rovers Football Club, at Poriat ground, Calangute on Friday. The match ended goalless after normal time.

Ponjekars meet CM, stress on rebuiding Campal Stadium

A delegation of prominent citizens representing different Campal, Mira Mar, Santa Ines areas, sports clubs and institutions from Panjim, led by Leader of the Opposition and MLA, Manohar Parrikar, met the Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, to press their case for rebuilding Campal football stadium.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Betalbatim lift Cana Benaulim Cup – Heraldo Goa

Margao: Betalbatim Sporting Club beat Sporting Club of Davorlim 1-0 to emerge champions in Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup soccer organised by Cana Benaulim Sporting Association in the finals at St John Baptist ground, Benaulim, Sunday. There was no score at half time.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Campal comes alive as 118 teams drum support for rebuilding stadium

The erstwhile Campal Stadium came alive and kicking what with a record number of 118 teams indulging in spot-kicking, scores of former international, national and state footballers alongwith hundreds of fans cheering them despite heavy rains and rough weather, with just one motto – rebuild the Campal Stadium. It was a massive show of strength on Sunday.

Betalbatim lift Cana Benaulim Cup

Betalbatim Sporting Club beat Sporting Club of Davorlim 1-0 to emerge champions in Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup soccer organised by Cana Benaulim Sporting Association in the finals at St John Baptist ground, Benaulim, Sunday. There was no score at half time.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

KJ’s defend Aliens title

KJ’s Basketeers retained their title defeating Margao Basketeers 52-44 in 19th All-Goa Aliens Basketeers basketball tournament at Fr Benedict Furtado memorial sports complex, Panjim, Thursday.  Patrick Silveira (14), Akash Madgaonkar (11) and Shiva (11) combined well and top scored for KJ’s. 

Andrew FC crowned champs

Andrew Friends Club grabbed honours at the 5th All-Goa weightlifting championship organised by Weightlifting Association of Goa in collaboration with SAG at Carambolim panchayat, Old Goa, recently.
Damodar Gym emerged runners-up while Vivekanand Tambli was adjudged the strongest man.

Davorlim oust Don Bosco

Sporting Club of Davorlim defeated Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda 7-6 via the sudden death to storm into the semi-finals of All-Goa Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup inter-village football tournament organised by Cana Benaulim Sporting Association at St John Baptist ground, Benaulim, Friday. Don Bosco were leading 1-0 at the breather.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Prasanna lifts chess crown

Prasanna Swamy drew her last round match with defending champion Gauri Hadkonkar to emerge State women champion at Shripad Vishnu Kamat Tarcar memorial women chess championship organised by JCI St Inez in association with SAG and Goa Chess.

India U-16 boys all set

After being put through their paces for the past ten weeks, the India U-16 team probables are currently on trial for the next two weeks, which started on Monday at Chowgule College, Margao under the tutelage of India Academy coach Colin Toal.

Churchill Brothers takes in 5 new players

Churchill Brothers have strengthened their team by signing five experienced players for the next season, including the Chirag United duo-midfielder Jerry Zirsanga and winger Melwyn Rodrigues.  Alongwith them, JCT's striker Sarang Singh ,who is back to the club after a year's hiatus and his teammate Jaspreet Singh, have also been signed, besides young Basil Rego from Vasco Sports Club.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Goan youth have good future: Armando

Dempo SC coach Armando Colaco who was on a five-day tour to Denmark to study the academy and coaching at the FC Mitdjylland Club in Iskat, Herning Denmark was impressed with the way they have been coaching the youth.

AIFF plans glitzy opening for I-League

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to kick-start the next I-League with a bang, so as to give a boost to the 4-year-old tournament.  “We are planning to start the I-League with a bang. We would be promoting the opener in a big way with help from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). We plan to have an opening ceremony on the lines of the ones AFC normally has for their own tournaments,” said I-League CEO Sunando Dhar, who was here to inspect Sporting Clube de Goa club.

Salgaocar’s MUPC dreams crash

After reaching the semi-finals, Salgaocar who were representing India recently returned from the Manchester United Premier Cup South East Asia finals held in Sriracha, Thailand from June 6 to 9.  Salgaocar first met Singapore at 10 a.m. Salgaocar dominated entirely and scored through Aldrich Coelho after ten minutes. Singapore scored a goal in the dying minutes to snatch a draw.

Make Campal a village ground: CCP

The Corporation of the City of Panjim (CCP) felt that the Campal stadium should be a 1200-seater ground, one like the one in villages.  Yatin Parekh, Mayor, stated that the grounds realities and sentiments of Campal residents have been taken into consideration before coming to the decision.

Sporting Clube optimistic after AFC-AIFF visit for pro-licensing

The AFC-AIFF delegation for verifying club license criteria for professional clubs looked very impressed after the visit to newly promoted Sporting Clube de Goa, Saturday.  The six-member strong delegation led by Suzuki, AFC’s Director of Competitions, and which included AIFF’s CEO Sunando Dhar and Roma Khanna and AFC’s Benjamin Tan, Steve Kim and Laksoud, inspected the facilities including the practice ground, gymnasium and home venue for the I-League matches and the club house where they interacted with the designated club officials.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Dempo crush Air India 4-0

Air India got a taste of what class is all about when they took on Dempo Sports Club who demolished them 14-0 in their clash of 4th I-League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Monday. Dempo led 4-0 at the break. Air India were outplayed on both halves during which their citadel fell four times. Fortunately, the host team’s story of missed opportunities continued through to a lesser degree before they tripped to a 14-0 win.

Churchill Brothers lose 2-3 to Pune Football club

IFA Shield champions Churchill Brothers’ hopes of securing their 4th I-League runners-up crown were buried when they lost 2-3 to 10-man Pune Football Club in their concluding match at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Tuesday.

Dempo Confident of securing full points

Dempo Sports Club are confident of securing full points from their concluding match of 4th I-League against HAL, Bangalore at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Wednesday.  Dempo, buoyed by their flawless 14-0 win over Air India are determined to put across minnow HAL to secure the runners-up spot.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Adarsh YS move into semis

MARGAO: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh, Saligao overcame a stiff challenge to defeat Goa Velha SC 4-3 via the tie-breaker and enter the semi-finals of Rossman Cruz FBM soccer at Nagoa grounds, Monday. Saligao will now meet St Sebastiao, Fatorda in the semi- finals on June 1.

Churchill Bros to clash with Pune FC

MARGAO: Riding on their win over defending champions Dempo, Pune FC is looking to go all out to secure a win to finish among the top five when they meet Churchill Brothers in their last engagement of the I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here tomorrow.

Dempo beat Air-India in 14-0

MARGAO: Defending champions Dempo Sports Club created history in the Indian Football scenario on Monday when they thrashed Air-India 14-0 in the I-league football match played at Nehru Staduim,here and assured themselves of a second spot in this prestigious tournament.  Dempo were leading 4-0 at the breather, though they could have scored at least four more goals in this half itself.

Salgaocar Sports Club clinches I-League Title

LUDHIANA: Salgaocar Sports Club clinched their maiden I-League title after recording a 2-0 victory over JCT in their last round match on Monday.  The Green Brigade from Goa made short work of JCT at the Guru Nanak Stadium here to finish at the top of the I-League table on 56 points from 26 matches, beyond the reach of any other club.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Ponda Veterans face Ilhas Zone in final

Ponda Football Veterans showed some good shooting skills to overpower Chandor Veterans 3-1 to enter the finals of late V V Dempo Memorial Veterans League organised by Goa Veterans Association, at Chandor ground on Saturday.

Sai Avtaar lift Salgaocar Trophy

Sai Avtaar, Anjuna produced excellent moves in the one-sided final to easily curtail Pilerne Sports Club 4-0 and to lay hands on 20th Late V M Salgaocar Trophy inter-village football tournament organised by Saligao Sporting Club, at Saligao ground, on Saturday. The teams began on a promising note but it was Pilerne who held a slight edge over the rivals, but their forwards failed to convert the chances that came their way.