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Ruud Gullit, Christian Karembu, Ali Daei and other starts of the Superstars XI reached Gangtok yesterday and will take part in the exhibition match today in Paljor Stadium.
Results from BC Roy trophy
Mizoram 6-0 Uttarakhand
Orissa 2-1 Goa
Manipur 2-1 Assam
Delhi 3-0 Karnataka
IFA has setup a review committee to judge referees’ performance in KFL matches. Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan has taken ex-player Bidesh Bose in Football Sub Committee instead of Styajit Chatterjee, who was already part of the Technical Committee.
Nigerian striker Eke Oniyema has come for trials in East Bengal. Eke has experience of playing Myanmar Professional League.The new striker is most likely to play for the club in AFC Cup as they cannot register any new foreign players on I-League.
Bengali paper Pratidin has published a nice article on Cheema Okerie’s efforts on coaching a number of kids from under privlieged families in Kolkata.
Results from sub junior Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy
Orissa 9-0 Bihar (Matia Murmu scored 5 goals) [19th Jan]
Bengal 4-1 Sikkim (Mohammad Habib scored 2 goals) [21st Jan]
Bihar 2-2 Chattisgarh [20th Jan]
The stage is set for a highly anticipated match between Goa XI and Korean club Hallelujah FC in Vasco. This will be the first time a match will be held under flood lights in the port city. Over 10,000 people are expected to gather before the opening ceremony which begins at 5 PM. The match will start from 6.30 PM.