user tracker image
newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2020-21 | Mumbai City FC rope in Mandar Rao Desai on a two-year deal

Mumbai City FC has roped in Indian International Mandar Rao Desai on a two-year deal with an option to extend the contract by another year. The footballer was a mainstay in the FC Goa setup since 2016, following his stint with Dempo, having guided them to the 2019 Super Cup title.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Reports | FC Goa to part ways with forward Ferran Corominas after three seasons

As per reports, FC Goa’s most prized possession Ferran Corominas is set to leave the club after a three-year stint with the Gaurs. The turn of events took place after the club announced their latest star, forward Igor Angulo who has signed a one-year contract ahead of the new ISL season.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

ISL 2019-20 | Have strong philosophy and style that doesn’t need changing, says Sergio Lobera

FC Goa manager Sergio Lobera has been of the opinion that the team already has a strong philosophy and playing style that people have loved and it won’t be needing a change. The Spanish manager further stressed the importance of having quality domestic players in the team to win the league.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Expected India to overcome Qatar, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Ahead of the Group E World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has said that he expected team India to win against Qatar in the historic goalless draw last month. Bangladesh is heading into the game on the back of a 0-2 loss at home to Qatar on October 10.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

From winger to left-back - How Sergio Lobera’s advise helped Mandar Rao Desai to fulfil India dream

Mandar Rao Desai, one of the eight new faces introduced by Igor Stimac to the international stage, decided to switch to left-back only after FC Goa's coach Sergio Lobera advised him to do so. Desai debuted in Indian colours in July at the Intercontinental Cup against Tajikistan.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

Indian players credit coach Igor Stimac after ‘unthinkable’ Qatar draw

India held defending Asian Champions Qatar to a goalless draw on Tuesday at the Jassmin Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. The players have praised their Croatian coach Igor Stimac who took charge of the team in May 2019 after the hard-fought impressive performance which saw them walk away with a point.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers | Igor Stimac releases six players from national camp

Igor Stimac continued his typical selection process where he decided to trim players after calling them in bulk, with as many as six players getting the cut at the first go this time. The Indian team is preparing for their WC qualifiers opener against Oman, scheduled to take place next month.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Have to keep working and focus on the next game, says Mandar Rao Desai

Fresh India debutant Mandar Rao Desai has said that he felt great on making his senior India debut but added that the team must now focus on the next match against DPR Korea. Coach Igor Stimac heaped praise on youngster Narender Gehlot as he also appreciated the efforts of forward Jobby Justin.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years 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
newsfootball3 years ago

ISL 2019 | Bengaluru and Goa don’t have same style of football, says Sergio Lobera

Despite being clubbed as the most offensive sides in the ISL, FC Goa manager Sergio Lobera has claimed that his playing style is very different from that of Bengaluru. Mandar Rao Desai reminisced their last ISL final in 2015, stating that his club shouldn’t repeat the same mistakes again.
SportsCafe Desk