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Pune FC has reportedly offered Rs 35 lakhs to sign Abhra Mandal permanently from East Bengal. The on-loan goalkeeper has been in brilliant form since joining PFC and has been one of the main reasons behind PFC’s current 10 match unbeaten streak in I-League.

Mohun Bagan defeated Southern Samity 2-0 in a Kolkata Football League match on Wednesday to close the gap to just one point with table toppers East Bengal. Odafa Okalie and Sunil Chhetri found the net for Bagan. Tollygunge Agragami defeated BNR 2-1 in another match.

Mizoram defeated Jharkhand 1-0 in first match of final round of BC Roy Trophy while Bengal thrashed Karnataka 5-1 in another match. Colm Toal was present in Bengal’s match and was reportedly impressed by a number of players. Toal mentioned that a total of 70 boys will be selected on basis on performance in BC Roy Trophy qualifier rounds. On 10th February there will be a camp in Goa to select 30 players for final camp. The U19 National team will have a 6 month long training camp in Pune or Goa.
(Anandabazar Patrika)

Orissa defeated Bengal 3-1 in semi-final of Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy qualifiers. Jharkhand thumped Chattisgarh 14-0 in another match.

A FIFA team visited Motilal Nehru Sports School at Rai, Sonapat Destrict, Haryana. The team was impressed by what they saw and has reportedly showed interest in setting up one of five planned FIFA-AIFF Youth Academies in the same location.

44 teams including the likes of Edward Club (Kolkata), Union Bank (Mumbai) and FC Nagpur will be taking part in All-India football tournament to be held in memory of former minister late Laxaman Singh Goud at Nutan School ground from January 28 to be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Cash prizes of Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 1 lakh will be given to runners-up and winners.

Click here to read an article profiling Quartz FC from Kerala, who are all set to take part in I-League division 2 this season. Two of the most interesting parts in this article were the fact that a number of squad probables were selected from their own Academy and the fact that
EPL giants Tottenham Hotspur have shown interest in an international collaboration with the club.

Salgaocar defeated Vasco 3-0 in a GFA Super League match on Wednesday. Ranadeep Singh, Balwant Singh and Gilbert Oliviera scored for the defending I-League champions.