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Mohun Bagan has appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister and Kolkata Mayor in order to launch a fresh probe into the fire that broke out in IFA office 5 years back. Some important documents were burnt in that fire and the club is still to get the reported amount of Rs 20 lakhs from the gate money obtained during that period. Mohun Bagan didn’t receive the amount because some of the related documents were destroyed by the fire.
Allegations have risen that their might be a case of match fixing in the final round of matches in I-League Division Two in Silchar. United Sikkim have already qualified for the final round while Ar-Hima and Aizawl FC are fighting for the other spot. Match commissioner for these games have ordered each match to be video taped and sent to AIFF in order to clear any controversy. Meanwhile, United Sikkim have lodged a complaint with AIFF regarding damaging comments made by Ar-Hima coach.
Over 600 boys participated on first day of FIFA-AIFF Academy trials in Kolkata on Saturday. 80 younsters were selected from the first batch. The trial camp will be concluded on Sunday.
Salgaocar inched closer to the Goan title after a 1-1 draw with Churchill Brothers on Saturday. Salgaocar as 22 points from 11 matches with Churchill in second place, 2 points behind.
“Kolkata based Bengali Company G-Group will start their proposed Football Academy at Konnagar, Hooghly on 26th February. The Technical Director of the Company, ex-East Bengal footballer Trijit Das told in this regardsthat, on 26th Feb an exhibition football match between the selected boys for their proposed Academy and Mohun Bagan U-17 team will be held as the part of the inauguration programme at at Konnagar Olympic Institute, the proposed venue of the programmme and Academy ground.”
North Eastern India is fast rising up as the new hub of Indian football. Click here to read an article on this phenomenon.
YOSC, Khurai outlasted YSC, Sekmaijing Awang 3-2 in the opening match of the 4th Under-13 Th Birchandra Singh Football academy State Level Football Tournament at Taobungkhok ground today.
(Report from Sangai Express)
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