Karim Bencherifa

  • Pune FC sign Sporting captain Matthew Gonsalves August 27, 2014

    Pune: Pune Football Club Wednesday signed Sporting Clube de Goa captain Matthew Gonsalves for the upcoming ILeague season. The highlyexperienced Goan joins Pune FC after spending 10 years with Sporting and will be a valuable addition to Karim Bencherifa's squad. The defender thus becomes the sixth new player signed this season...
  • Pune FC appoint Karim Bencherifa as coach June 9, 2014

    Pune: Pune FC have appointed experienced Moroccan Karim Bencherifa as coach for a twoyear term ahead of the 201415 season. A former ILeague and Federation Cup winning coach, Bencherifa becomes Pune FC's fourth foreign coach since its inception in 2007. Pune FC Owner, Nandan Piramal said: "I would like to welcome Karim...
  • Uncertain future of Mohun Bagan's coach Karim Bencherifa October 20, 2013

    Kolkata: The nightmarish run of Mohun Bagan in the ILeague has led to the speculation that coach Karim Bencherifa's days are numbered at the green and maroon camp. In the aftermath of Saturday's shocking 12 loss to Sporting Clube de Goa here, Mohun Bagan spectators were seen mocking at the club...
  • Mohun Bagan close to signing striker July 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan might have begun their pre-season training without chief coach Karim Bencherifa but the Moroccan on Tuesday said he was in constant touch with his deputy Mridul Banerjee and that the team was on course to do well in the upcoming 2013-14 season. Busy with his AFC Pro Licence...
  • Upbeat Mohun Bagan face Mumbai FC in rescheduled match April 9, 2013

    Kalyani: Mohun Bagan will look at the morale-boosting 5-1 win against Sporting Clube de Goa in the previous round when they take on Mumbai FC in the rescheduled 14th round match of the I-League at the Kalyani Stadium on Wednesday (April 10). The success of the lethal attacking pair of...
  • Beleagured Bagan bank on Odafa magic versus Dempo March 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Fighting to beat the drop, a beleagured Mohun Bagan side will be bolstered by the presence of their talismanic Nigerian striker Okolie Odafa in a crucial I-League encounter here on Sunday. Mohun Bagan are still at the bottom of the table and coach Karim Bencherifa has every reason to...
  • Bagan coach Bencherifa rues not winning penalty in derby February 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa rued not getting a genuine penalty in their goalless draw against East Bengal in the return-leg I-League derby here Saturday. "It was a genuine penalty. Hope in future such mistakes go in favour of us," he quipped at the post-match press conference. In a 52nd minute...
  • No hasty decision over Mohun Bagan future: Patel December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the AIFF mulls the option of banning Mohun Bagan, president Praful Patel Tuesday said the federation is not going to arrive at a decision in "haste" keeping in mind "long-term implications". "We have taken a serious note of it. But we will not make a hasty decision...
  • Mohun Bagan face two-year ban for refusing to play second half December 10, 2012

    Mohan Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa explains why his team refused to play the second half against East Bengal in an I-League match on Sunday. ...
  • Bencharifa takes over as chief coach of Mohun Bagan November 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Moroccan Karim Bencherifa, beginning his second stint as coach of Mohun Bagan, said his main aim would be to regain the I-League title. The 44-year-old was recalled from Goa after Santosh Kashyap was asked to quit after the team's failure in the Federation Cup and the back-to-back defeats in...
  • Bencherifa to be new coach of Mohun Bagan October 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan on Friday named Karim Bencherifa as their coach but the Moroccan is expected to take over the reigns only on November 18 after serving a one-month notice at Salgaocar. Less than a week after Santosh Kashyap was forced to quit following back-to-back losses in I-League and Federation...
  • Upbeat Shillong Lajong take on Salgaocar October 17, 2012

    Shillong: A confident Shillong Lajong Football Club aim to carry on the momentum when they take on Federation Cup semi-finalists Salgaocar in the second round of the I-League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex on Friday. The Goan outfit who had suffered a defeat at the hands of United Sikkim...
  • Mohun Bagan part ways with coach Karim Bencherifa February 5, 2010

    Moroccan coach Karim Bencherifa has parted ways with Mohun Bagan after a mutual agreement with the club. The official announcement was made by the Kolkata giants on Thursday evening after addressing the press at the club premises. The decision is somewhat surprising as Mohun Bagan have done really well under Bencherifa....
  • Bencherifa offers his take on Goal 2011 Project May 2, 2009

    New Delhi: With Plan A of the Goal 2011 project being chucked, Mohun Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa offered his views on the same. According to the plan, the AIFF planned to keep the national team players for a period of two years and thereby prepare for the 2011 Asian Cup which...
  • We value I-League more than AFC Cup: Bencherifa March 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Ahead of their AFC Cup match against Al-Wehdat of Jordan on Tuesday, Mohun Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa insists that they are quite serious about the Asian competition but admits that they are more serious about the I-League. Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan confront Al-Wehdat at the Howrah Stadium on Tuesday....
  • We haven't travelled for tourism: Mohun Bagan coach March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: As Mohun Bagan prepare to take on Syria’s Al Karamah in the AFC Cup, coach Karim Bencherifa has pointed that his side has not travelled to the West Asian nation for mere tourism. The Kolkata club are placed in Group D alongside Al Karamah, Kuwait SC and Al Wehdat....