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newsfootballa year ago

MFA seeks clarification on why Jeje Lalpekhlua was overlooked for Arjuna Award

The Mizoram Football Association (MFA) has asked for clarifications from the Indian government on why Jeje Lalpekhlua has not been awarded the Arjuna Award despite being nominated for it thrice since 2017. The 'Mizo Sniper' is India's second-highest goal scorer amongst the players still active.
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newsfootballa year ago

Pawan Kumar signs for Jamshedpur FC, Germanpreet Singh extends contract with Chennaiyin FC

Jamshedpur FC has announced the signing of veteran goalkeeper Pawan Kumar ahead of the Indian Super League season after playing two seasons at Northeast United FC. Meanwhile, midfielder Germanpreet Singh has extended his stay at Chennaiyin FC by signing a multi-year contract with the club.
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newsfootballa year ago

Players should make most of the opportunities provided by the ISL, claims Jeje Lalpekhlua

Indian footballer Jeje Lalpekhlua feels that Indian players are now lucky enough to get more opportunities due to the inception of the ISL and admitted that players should grab the opportunities they get and make the most out of the chance. The footballer missed the 2019-20 ISL due to a knee injury.
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newsfootballa year ago

I regret not joining Mohun Bagan in 2017 and moving to FC Pune City, reveals Jewel Raja

Indian footballer Jewel Raja Shaikh regrets signing for FC Pune City over Mohun Bagan in 2017 and accused Serbian manager Ranko Popovic of ending his career prematurely. The midfielder now plays for South United, a Bengaluru based football club which plies its trade in the second division I-League.
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newsfootballa year ago

FC Goa extends Clifford Miranda's contract as their assistant coach

Former Indian player Clifford Miranda has signed a contract extends as the assistant coach of Indian Super League club FC Goa. The footballer was appointed for the post prior to the 2019-20 and was the interim coach after the club parted ways with Sergio Lobera half-way through last season.
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newsfootballa year ago

Ranti Martins was the most lethal box striker in Indian football, claims Arnab Mondal

Former East Bengal star Arnab Mondal feels that Ranti Matins was the most lethal striker to ever play in India with him scoring 214 goals in the I-League, the most by any foreigner. The Nigerian signed for Dempo in 2004 and would spend eight years with them, winning several trophies along the way.
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newsfootballa year ago

Coaches gave up on me once but I have no regrets, admits Adil Khan

Adil Khan revealed how coaches had given up him during the early stages of his career after he suffered persistent injuries, but he has no regrets now. The central defender is a regular in the Indian setup right now and even scored the equalizer in the World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in 2019.
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newsfootballa year ago

Don't regret on rejecting national coach offer, admits Armando Colaco

Armando Colaco, India’s most successful coach on the domestic circuit in this century, revealed that he never regretted his decision of rejecting the offer made by AIFF for being the manager of the national side. Armando Colaco is now the coach of FC Bardez, a Goa-based football side.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Credit goes to the ISL for improvement in Indian game, says Vinit Rai

Odisha FC midfielder Vinit Rai has given credit to the ISL for providing the stage for Indian midfielders to showcase their talent and groom under renowned coaches to improve their game. The 21-year-old averages 40 passes per game with an accuracy of 82.45 percent in league football.
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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.
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