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Sukhwinder Singh has resigned from Pailan Arrows citing personal reasons. He had this to say, “I had to come back to Punjab earlier on two occasions when my mother and brother had expired. As a result, I missed a few matches. I also have a family function for which I had to once again quit the team. Pailan have been very cordial with us and I want to thank the AIFF for giving me this opportunity”
Premier League Soccer will kick off from 24th March, IFA announced on Monday. The franchisee names were officially declared : KOLKATA CAMELIANS, BARASAT URO MASKETEAS, DURGAPUR VOX CHAMPIONS, HOWRAH MANCHESTERS, SILIGURI BENGAL TUSKERS. Meanwhile, Haldia franchisee was purchased by Greymind Communications and will have Juan Pablo Sorin as their icon player. They were sold for an amount little over Rs. 7.5 crorers. PLS final will be held on 6th May. IFA is also trying to persuade AIFF to allow some of the Indian players playing in I-League Division Two to be allowed in PLS. There has been some confusion regarding registration of PLS franchisees so we may have the incredible event of international players registering with 5th division clubs in Kolkata in order to get a clearance certificate.
Mohun Bagan’s Kolkata Football League match with Aryan SC has been cancelled as the latter is busy with I-League division two. The rescheduled date has not been announced yet. Mohun Bagan has also began work on renovation of their home ground and stadium using money given by State Government. The work is expected to be finished in 3 months.
Chandam Chitrasen becomes to fourth player to sign for Lajong FC in winter transfer window.
East Bengal icon Alvito D’Counha has began practicing again and may make his comeback in Kolkata Football League.
Prayag United coach Sanjay Sen was highly critical of refereeing decisions during their 1-0 loss to Salgaocar. He stated that Prayag were denied a clear penalty when Karanjit Singh fouled Joshimar in the penalty box. Prayag can complain to AIFF regarding this decision.
Larry Silveira scored two goals as Portais Sporting defeated Fr Agnelo Youth Club 4-1 in GFA U14 league. In GFA U16 league Baina SC and Catalim Gymkhana drew 2-2 while Don Bosco Oratory and Dempo drew 0-0 in another match.
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