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In a last ditch effort to save Premier League Soccer IFA has devised a unique work-around of associating name of each franchisee with clubs from fifth division Kolkata League and Nursery Leagues. South Folk club will be renamed Euro Musketeers, Illisium Club will be renamed after Howrah franchisee, Evergreen Club will be renamed as Siliguri Bengal Tuskers, Kasba Samannay’s new name will be Haldia Heroes while Central Calcutta Veteran’s Club will be renamed after Kolkata franchisee. Durgapur Vox will be the new name of Dutta Bagan Satadal Club. After changing of names these clubs will be registered with IFA on coming Tuesday. Each club will be getting Rs. 1 lakh for the tie-up.
Results from I-League Division Two:
Eagles FC 0-4 Arhima FC
Green Valley 0-0 Aizwal FC
Samaleshwari 3-1 Gauhati Town Club
Royal Wahingdoh 1-1 Kalighat MS
KGF Academy 0-1 Langsing FC
PIFA Colaba 1-1 Simla Youngs
The seasonal tradition of a coach parting his ways with Churchill Brothers seem to be continuing this season as Portuguese coach Manuel Gomes is reportedly on the verge of resignation. He was publicly berated by Alemao Churchill after losing to Mumbai FC in last round. Alemao reportedly questioned Gomes’ credentials as coach and his coaching methods.
Mohun Bagan‘s new team bus will be inaugurated before their match with Mumbai FC. The club has registered 18 year old full-back Deepak for I-League. He is a product of Mohun Bagan-SAIL football academy.
The Tata Team Jaago Re Internazionale Milano Soccer Stars 2012 zonal tournament will be held in Poriat Football ground, Calangute on February 14th and 15th. Jamshed Nasiri, the head scout with select the most promising players who will be trained by the three time European champions.
Pune FC A team suffered a 4-0 reverse in the semi-final of AAHA Gold Cup. PFC A lost to Samsung Jawalakhel Youth Club with Karna Limbu scoring four goals.