newsfootball3 days ago

Trying to find solution and not victimize clubs, says Praful Patel

AIFF President Praful Patel has stated that he has been trying to find a solution towards unified league with promotions and regulations and not trying to jeopardize the future of the I-League clubs. Patel has also asked I-League clubs to strengthen themselves financially for future scenarios.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 days ago

Passing from back the ideal way to play, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has been of the opinion that passing the ball from the back in making a buildup would be the ideal way to play for the team as it is also followed in the league as well. The skipper also heaped praise on the coach for his brave approach and availability for each and every player.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 days ago

Our players need more match time to reach a level of excellence, says Sunil Chhetri

After coach Igor Stimac, team skipper Sunil Chhetri has also reiterated the need for Indian players to play at least 50 games a season to stay at a good performing level consistently. He also suggested clubs to play one another with their benched and reserve players to get more game time for all.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 days ago

Mohun Bagan likely to rope in Alexander Romario Jesuraj on loan from FC Goa

After FC Goa managed to get their hands on Alexander Romario Jesuraj from defending I-League champions Chennai City FC, I-League side Mohun Bagan has loaned him for a season. The 22-year-old winger would need to get regular playing time at the competitive level before stepping into the ISL.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball7 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Saviour Gama signs contract extension with FC Goa till 2021

FC Goa has announced the contract extension of Saviour Gama who will stay in the club till the 2021 summer.  Gama has expressed his delight over getting a chance to stay in the club for another couple of years and is hopeful of improving a lot more during his stay in the club from his home state.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball7 days ago

Six I-League clubs turn to PM Narendra Modi for help, request enquiry commission against AIFF

In a bold move by the I-League clubs, as many as six of them have knocked on the doors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help and asking for an enquiry commission against AIFF. This happened when differences weren’t solved despite the much-awaited meeting between the clubs and Praful Patel.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball9 days ago

I will not make promises, says Igor Stimac

Indian football coach Igor Stimac has stated that he is hoping to be a good surprise for the Indian fans but he would not like to make any promises as of now. The former Croatia coach also asked AIFF, ISL, and I-League to leave aside differences to work towards Indian football’s development.
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newsfootball10 days ago

Rohit Ramesh against AIFF’s proposal to give away Champions League qualification spot to ISL

Chennai City FC owner Rohit Ramesh has stated that his club is strictly in favour of keeping the AFC Champions League qualification spot for the I-League as the case has always been. He further stated that the I-League and ISL getting merged is the way forward for Indian football.
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newsfootball10 days ago

Biggest challenge for everyone is to keep egos down, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia has asked all the stakeholders of Indian football to keep their egos down in order to pave a better way for Indian football with all the turmoil going on at the moment. He also stated that Mohun Bagan and East Bengal’s inclusion with ISL will be a huge boost for the clubs’ history.
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newsfootball10 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | ATK ropes in Anas Edathodika ahead of season 6

ATK have acquired the services of Anas Edathodika ahead of the upcoming ISL season which will be played later this year. After joining the Kolkata-based side Anas has expressed his delight while coach Antonio López Habas has said that he is very pleased with the new addition in the defence.
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