Sellebrity SC made a bright winning start handing Mumbai United a 4-0 defeat in a Division I match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League at the St Xaviers Ground,Parel on Tuesday.
Subodh Khandagale struck a brace,while Kenrick Pereira and Sheldon Fernandes added the other two goals to complete the tally of victory. In a Division III encounter,Charles Sam slammed home both the goals to guide Central Railway (Western Region) to a fluent 2-0 victory.
Results: Div-I: Sellebrity SC 4 (Subodh Khandagale 2,Kenrick Pereira,Sheldon Fernandes) bt Mumbai United 0; Div-III: Panchsheel FC 3 (Kaushik Patel 2,Smit Rambhai) bt BPCL Refineries 0.
Vidhisha nets three
Vidhisha Sawant scored three goals in Apostolic Carmel’s 5-0 drubbing of St Anne’s from Malad in a Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) girls’ under-14 quarterfinal contest at the Castrol-MSSA centre in Azad Maidan on Tuesday. While Sawant was the starlet,Tulip Pereira and Shezana Shaikh chipped in with a goal each for the comfortable victors. Campion School from Cooperage were held to a 2-2 draw,meanwhile,by Dr Antonio D’Silva ‘A’in a boys’ under-14 clash. Aryan Jhaveri and Malav Fozdar did the scoring for Campion while their efforts were thwarted by D’Silva’s Abhishek Patil and Sairaj Chavan
Results: B-14-IV: Gopal Sharma International (Powai) 3 (Shingo Sarkar 2,Ritik Sikdar) bt DPYA (Dadar) 1 (Moksh Rathod); B-14-IV: Dr Antonio DSilva (Dadar) 1 (Chinta Chirag) bt Guru Nanak (Dadar) 0; G-14-QF: Apostolic Carmel (Bandra) 5 (Vidhisha Sawant 3,Tulip Pereira,Shezana Shaikh) bt St Annes (Malad) 0; B-14-IV: Sacred Heart (SC) 2 (Rasalkar Hasib,Ansari Munaib) bt Victoria H S (Mahim) 0; B-14-IV: Campion School (Cooperage) 2 (Aryan Jhaveri,Malav Fozdar) drew with Dr Antonio DSilva A (Dadar) 2 (Abhishek Patil,Sairaj Chavan); B-14-IV: Rajhans Vidyalaya (Andheri) 1 (Manav Shroff) drew with The New Era 1 (Safar Trivedi); B-16-QF: R N Podar 3 (Anirudh Nandi,Manan Dhyani,Debrup Podar) bt Greenlawns (B P Road) 1 (Kanishiq Parekh).
Coaches laud goalkeeping seminar
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) organised goalkeeping seminar at the Cooperage ground in Mumbai came in for huge praise from the participating coaches. As the eight-day course came to an end,the participants admitted they go back home enriched. Former national team goalkeeper Tanumoy Basu lauded AIFF for the initiative. If you notice theres a range of coaching workshops being organised by the AIFF. Only in August,we were in Navi Mumbai for a coaches seminar and now within two months,another specialised course was conducted, he maintained.
Goalkeeping is a thankless job and its not everyday that there are courses conducted for them. I like to thank Kushal Das for the initiative, Basu who played for India for over a decade added. The seminar conducted by former German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel and German football scientist Felix Imm — comprised of both theoretical and practical sessions.
Western India Football Association (WIFA) secretary Souter Vaz added,Its the first time such a unique course has been conducted here. This programme will definitely benefit the goalkeepers,who will in turn share this knowledge with their wards. AIFF Academy coaches Feroz Sheriff and Mario Aguiar too were all praise.
Aguiar added it was an unique course and such courses will enhance the standard of goalkeeping in India. It was great to see courses for goalkeepers are taking place and with such detail. I have done two coaching license courses previously but this one was unique. I learnt some good drills which I can inculcate in my young goalkeepers,” he said.