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newsfootballa month ago

FC Goa extends Lenny Rodrigues' contract by two years

Lenny Rodriguez has signed a two-year contract extension with FC Goa which will extend his time with the club until the end of the 2021-22 season. The midfielder was roped in 2018 and has since become a mainstay in the playing XI for the Gaurs, having helped them win the Super Cup in 2019.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball9 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Best XI after Game-Week 2

The Indian Super League has completed its second game week with every team completing four games each and ATK are top of the table while Chennaiyin FC continue their horror show to sit at the bottom. Let's take a look at the best XI from the last set if games played from October 30 - November 10.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball9 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | We need to increase our consistency levels, admits Sergio Lobera

FC Goa head coach Sergio Lobera has acknowledged the fact his side has been erratic of late, thereby calling for consistency from his side after a thrilling match against Mumbai City FC. Lobera was all praise for assistant coach Jesus Tato, who was credited for the goals coming from set-pieces.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa year ago

India’s next manager | Under the scanner – Albert Roca

With the AIFF technical committee finally closing in on the much-awaited technical director this week, the national coach is definitely up on the cards next. With numerous candidates applying for the post as well, we would be discussing the pros and cons of appointing fan-favourite Albert Roca.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

India’s Next Gaffer | Under the scanner – Sven-Goran Eriksson

With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on the hunt to replace Stephen Constantine for the position of the coach for the national football team, we look at how the few shortlisted candidates could fare at the job with their preferred tactics and past history starting with Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | I’ve been more physically conditioned this season, reveals Ahmed Jahouh

FC Goa lynchpin Ahmed Jahouh has revealed that he had to train a lot to get physically conditioned for the Indian Super League style of play, which has seen him contributing in the attack more this season. The Moroccan also Bengaluru as the ISL team he thinks could win the title apart from Goa.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Our philosophy is to play the way our coaches teach us, says Goa’s Lenny Rodrigues

Lenny Rodrigues has mentioned that FC Goa’s philosophy in the league is to play as per the coaches train them ahead of the matches. He also praised Ahmed Jahouh’s playing style in the midfield and Ferran Corominas’ presence up top which has given an attacking edge to the Goan unit.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

ISL 2018 | Studs and Duds after Match phase 2 so far

The six ths eason of the ISL is just two-month-old and it has already seen players changing form drastically, with some slowly fading away while some throbbing back to life. With some initial fumblers finding their mojo again, here are the studs and duds after 34 matches this season, so far.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from FC Goa’s comprehensive 3-1 win over Chennaiyin FC

FC Goa returned to winning ways against Chennaiyin FC after a frustrating draw last week as the defending champions slumped to their second defeat of the season. While Goa were better of the two sides, both teams had players who excelled and also those who could have done much better on the day.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis of FC Goa for season five

FC Goa were easily the most eye-catching team to watch last season with Sergio Lobera indoctrinating the Spanish way of football in no time. Though it helped them reach the playoffs, the essence faded away in later stages and their next target this season should ideally be to aim for the title.
Subhayan Dutta