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SPL Icon Player Acutions (News courtesy kolkatafootball.com)
Favio Cannavaro – ( Italy ) has been selected for Silliguri team amounting US Dollar 8.30 Lakh
Roberto Pires (FRANCE) has been selcted for Howrah Team for US Dollar 8 Lakh.
Harnan Crespo ( ARGENTINA) has been selected For Barasat for US Dollar 8.4 Lakh.
Jay Jay Okocha ( NIGERIA) has been selected for Durgapur Team for US Dollar 5.5 Lakh.
Robbie Fowler ( ENGLAND) has beeen selected for Kolkata Team for US Dollar 5.3 Lakh.
Franchisiees for Premier League Soccer were sold out on Sunday. Surprisingly, it was Barasat which went up for highest price, Rs 25 crore and 15 lakhs. Siliguri came second as the franchisee were bought for Rs. 18 crores. Haldia is the only franchisee that remains unsold till now. Click here for complete list.
The players and coaches will be put up for an IPL styled auction on Monday in Kolkata. Teams will not be allowed to spend more than Rs. 12 crores to get players. Meanwhile, Fernando Morientes has informed that he will not be taking part in SPL.
Pune FC, who are going through yet another goalkeeper crisis can be boosted by the news of Subrata Pal coming back. Pal can mamke his much awaited return in second week of February.
(Report from Anandabazar Patrika)
Bengal captured the BC Roy trophy after a gap of 5 years as they pipped out Mizoram on goal difference in the last match. Bengal lost 2-1 to Jharkhand but Mizoram’s 3-2 loss to Karnataka meant that both teams finished top of the group with same points. Bengal had better goal difference thanks to the 5-1 win over Karnataka and were declared champions. Bengal footballers were involved in yet another case of indiscipline on the field as they clashed with the referee. Colm Toal was reportedly unimpressed by the on-field attitude of Bengal players.
Army XI captured the Bihar Gold Cup by defeating Kerala State Electricity Board 1-0 in the final. Tyagrajan scored the solitary goal in final.
“AFC C’ Coaching certificate course was organised by the Kerala Football Association in Association with the Kerala Sports Council from 6th to 21st January, 2012 on behalf of All India Football Federation with M/s Gheevarghese and Gabriel E Joseph as the Instructors.”
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This season’s I-League has seen refereeing controversies in every round. OHeraldO has published an article on this.
Lajong FC coach Pradhyum Reddy has come down heavily on his team after yet another lackluster performance. Reddy said,”There are some players in the team who do not possess the required quality to play in the big stage like the I-League. If they continue to perform this way, we would have to bring in better players for the next season. The way they are playing at present, both (Tuboi and Hoakip) do not have the talent to play in the I-League. They have won many fans when they helped the team qualify for the I-League. But playing at the Second-Division level and I-League is totally different. I do not think that he (Aibor Khongjee) is suffering from any injury. But it was due to the pressure of playing before the home fans which has kept him away from the playing arena.”