BREAKING NEWS: Rennedy Singh signs for Shillong Lajong FC, reports TOI.
Odafa Okalie was involved in a heated altercation with Churchill Brothers officials when he tried to visit his old team mates after the match yesterday. Churchill officials reportedly called him a “fraud”. Meanwhile Churchill Brothers coach as well as officials have complained about refereeing in their 3-2 loss to Mohun Bagan.
Indian football fans will have to wait some more time to watch Pele and other superstars in action as the pompous Super Football Match to be held on 23d January was postponed by organizers JPR Group. The organization released an official statement regarding the postponement of the match. JPR group will be hosting a match in Gangtok, Sikkim between a “World Star XI” and United Sikkim FC. The World Star XI will reportedly contain some world cuppers. This match will be held on 22nd January.
Pune FC official site reports:
“Pune FC youth programme players striker Rushabh Dhere and goalkeeper Rohan Fasge earned a dream selection to be part of the Indian representation at the FC Bayern Youth Cup Under-16 Six-A-Side tournament scheduled at Munich this May.”
Media release from AIFF:
“A three-day Coaching Workshop cum Clinic conducted by Rob Baan and Scott O’Donell concluded in New Delhi on Sunday (January 15). The Workshop was attended by 16 Coaches from all over the country.”
Click here to see the list of coaches who attended this clinic.
Ansan Hallelujah FC, a South Korean professional football club will be visiting Goa between January 21st and 26th. They will play a match against Goa XI at Tilak Maidan on 22nd January. Hallelujah FC was one of the founding members of K-League in 1983 thought they compete in second tier of Korean football right now. Their recent successes include a victory in 2009 Queen’s Cup in Thailand.
The Hindu has given some well deserved praise to the guys behind Barefoot, the monthly e-magazine on Indian football. Some extremely impressive work is being done on this magazine, whose January issue just came out.
Air India players deserve a massive round of applause for their performances in this season’s I-League despite not getting paid for three months. Coach Santosh Kashyap had this to say:
“They are playing well and are combining nicely as a unit. They have been playing without pay for the third month now, but when it comes to football they have been delivering.”