I League

  • Mohun Bagan rope in Cameroon's Pierre Boya 09-07-2014 05:56 PM

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan announced on Wednesday the signing of former Cameroon forward Pierre Boya as their marquee player for the upcoming season. Boya,who was associated with FC Kukesi in the Albanian Superliga, will be the third foreigner, the green and maroon brigade said in a release. Before playing for FC...
  • Pune FC appoint Karim Bencherifa as coach 09-06-2014 07:10 PM

    Pune: Pune FC have appointed experienced Moroccan Karim Bencherifa as coach for a two-year term ahead of the 2014-15 season. A former I-League 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...
  • Four I-League clubs lose appeal, not to be part of first division 04-06-2014 12:10 AM

    Churchill Brothers, United SC, Rangdajied United and Mohammedan Sporting all lost their appeals Tuesday and will no longer be part of the top-flight I-League football. These four clubs, however, will be allowed to play in the second division I-League if they meet the criteria. The Club Licensing Appeals Body of...
  • Churchill Brothers and three other clubs axed from I-League 21-05-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a stunning development in Indian football, two-time champions Churchill Brothers were on Wednesday thrown out of the I-League along with three other teams for failing to fulfill the AIFF's club licensing criteria. The All India Football Federation's Club Licensing Committee - First Instance Body - took the...
  • East Bengal extend coach Colaco's contract 17-05-2014 11:29 AM

    East Bengal club authorities confirmed that Armando Colaco will continue as the chief coach for the upcoming season putting an end to the impasse during the past few weeks over the Goan coach's availability. "He wrote to us confirming his availability and stated 'I'm honoured to remain with East Bengal...
  • Douhou Pierre roped in by Salgaocar FC 09-05-2014 12:28 PM

    Panaji: Pune FC playmaker Douhou Pierre has signed on the dotted line for Salgaocar FC for the 2014-15 season. Having spent the past five seasons in India, the Ivorian has been a vital cog and played a stellar role at the heart of Pune's midfield. He will re-unite with coach...
  • AIFF invites bids for new I-League season 03-05-2014 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday invited bids for new clubs and entities to participate in the 2014-15 season of th I-League. "The invitation to tender sets out the details on how the bids are required to be submitted and can be obtained from AIFF Headquarters,...
  • Subhash Bhowmick appointed as Mohun Bagan technical director 29-04-2014 05:50 PM

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan on Tuesday brought back Subhash Bhowmick as the technical director for a third term. The decision was taken after a meeting of the club officials and the technical committee comprising former players Sibaji Banerjee, Compton Dutta and Satyajit Chatterjee. "The technical Committee will meet Bhowmick soon to...
  • Dempo thrash Pune FC 3-0 to finish 4th in I-League 28-04-2014 09:38 PM

    Pune: Dempo Sports Club thrashed 10-man Pune FC 3-0 in a final round I-League encounter on Monday to finish fourth in the league table after Bengaluru FC, East Bengal and Salgaocar. Double strike from Afghan defender Haroon Amiri (20th & 25th minute) put Dempo SC in the driver's seat before...
  • East Bengal blank United SC to finish runners-up in I-League 28-04-2014 08:49 PM

    Kolkata: Second-half goals by Abhishek Das, Edeh Chidi and substitute Seminlen Doungel helped East Bengal blank United SC 3-0 to secure I-League runners-up place for a third time in four seasons. After a sluggish first-half, a couple of changes by East Bengal coach Armando Colaco brought in spark in the...
  • East Bengal aim to finish runners-up with a win over United SC 27-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Kolkata: Having missed the crown narrowly, East Bengal will look to finish runners-up for a third time in four seasons when they conclude their I-League campaign against United SC at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday. The red-and-gold brigade have now gone a decade without the league title as they...
  • Mohun Bagan beat Shillong 2-1 to end I-League on winning note 27-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan rode on a Christopher Chizoba 75th minute strike to beat Shillong Lajong FC 2-1 and end their forgettable I-League season on a winning note here on Sunday. Pankaj Moula gave Mohun Bagan a sixth minute lead with a powerful shot as they held on to their lead...
  • I-League: Bengaluru FC seek to end fairytale journey with a win 27-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Margao: Already crowned champions with one match at hand, Bengaluru FC would look to end their fairytale I-League campaign on a winning note when they take on Sporting Clube de Goa in a final round match at Nehru Stadium on Monday. Bengaluru FC created history by becoming the first I-League...
  • Pune host Dempo in their last I-League clash 27-04-2014 05:33 PM

    Pune: Pune FC will be eager to end their campaign on a high when they host Dempo SC in an I-League Round 26 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Monday. The season's final game will be crucial for seventh-placed Pune (29 points) as a win against sixth-placed Dempo...
  • Not surprised that we have won I-League, says Sunil Chhetri 21-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Margao: His team's name etched in the annals of Indian football history, Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday termed the I-League debutants' triumph one of the most "significant moments" of his illustrious career. First-timers Bengaluru FC clinched the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win...
  • Bengaluru FC edge past Dempo SC 4-2 to win maiden I-League title 21-04-2014 08:45 PM

    Margao: First-timers Bengaluru FC on Monday wrote a new chapter in Indian football by clinching the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win over Dempo Sports Club here, with captain Sunil Chhetri fittingly netting the final goal. Needing a win to snatch the title ahead of...
  • Bengaluru FC looking to wrap up I-League title against Dempo 21-04-2014 11:46 AM

    Bengaluru FC would look to clinch their maiden I-League title in their debut season with a victory over Dempo FC in their penultimate league match at Nehru Stadium on Monday. Bengaluru FC, who are leading the table with 41 points from 22 matches, need three points from two remaining matches...
  • East Bengal beat Pune FC 1-2 in I-League 19-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Missed chances and defensive errors cost Pune FC as they squandered a one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to East Bengal in an I-League Round 25 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday. Winger Anthony D'Souza (39th minute) put Pune FC ahead in the first half before strikes...
  • Bengaluru FC just a win away from I-League title 17-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Bangalore: Debutant Bengaluru Football Club can script history on Monday and clinch the I-League title if they get past Dempo SC at Margao in their penultimate fixture of the season. Ashley Westwood's side are currently on 41 points with two games left, and mathematically, three more points will hand them...
  • Salgaocar bow out of title race after draw against Sporting 15-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Margao: Salgaocar FC's title hopes ended when they were held to a 3-3 draw by Sporting clube de Goa in an exciting 24th round match in the I-League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. Salgaocar, who were looking to keep themselves in the title hunt started well and were...
  • Goalless stalemate for Mohun Bagan, United SC 13-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Kalyani: Local rivals Mohun Bagan and United SC played out a drab goalless draw in an uninspiring display in their I-League fixture at the Kalyani Stadium here on Sunday. United SC had the best chance in the second half when substitute Baldeep Singh's header hit the cross piece as both...
  • East Bengal down Pune FC 3-1, title hunt on track 12-04-2014 08:50 PM

    Kolkata: East Bengal jumped to the second place, four points shy of leaders Bengaluru FC with a game in hand, after a 3-1 victory over Pune FC in their I-League fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday. Lalrindika Ralte produced a spectacular double (43rd and 70th minutes)...
  • I-League club DSK Shivajians tie up with Liverpool academy 07-04-2014 07:43 PM

    I-League division 2 club DSK Shivajians of Pune have tied up with English Premier League club Liverpool to start a residential international football academy near Pune, for which a talent hunt programme is on. The talent hunt has already covered Aizawl, Shillong and Goa and picked up 37 talented under-17...
  • I-League: Bengaluru FC blank Mohun Bagan 2-0; Sporting hold Churchill to 1-1 draw 06-04-2014 07:34 PM

    Kolkata: Leaders Bengaluru FC blanked Mohun Bagan 2-0 to go four points clear at the top of the table and inch closer to the title after their round 24 I-League fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday. Thoi Singh put the visitors in front at the stroke...
  • I-League: East Bengal beat Mohammedan Sporting; Mumbai held to a draw 05-04-2014 08:22 PM

    Kolkata: East Bengal thrashed Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 to close the gap with leaders Bengaluru FC by four points and keep their I-League title hopes alive by jumping to third place after their round 24 fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Ryuji Sueoka gave East Bengal the 10th...
  • I-League: East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting lock horns in must-win clash 04-04-2014 06:35 PM

    Kolkata: City rivals East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting will lock horns with contrasting goals in a high voltage I-League round 24 clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Seven points and two games behind Bengaluru FC, East Bengal, who are on a six-match unbeaten run, are chasing the...
  • Rangdajied United FC beat Mohun Bagan 3-0 in I-League 15-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Shillong: Rangdajied United FC produced yet another brilliant performance to register their third successive victory, defeating Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan 3-0 in an I-League match here. With this win, United FC climbed at least three spots in the points table. The home side upset table topper Bengaluru FC and United...
  • East Begal play goal-less draw against Shillong Lajong 14-03-2014 08:57 PM

    Kolkata: A wasteful East Bengal played out a goal-less draw against Shillong Lajong FC in a Round 21 I-League fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan to virtually end their title hopes on Friday. The result keeps Lajong above East Bengal who now trail league leaders Bengaluru FC by 13...
  • I League: Bagan vs Mohammedan match ends in 0-0 draw; Dempo thrash Sporting 08-03-2014 10:53 PM

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting played out a goal-less draw in a Round 20 encounter of the I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. It was 0-0 back in November last as well in the first leg while two other clashes in other competitions this season had...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan hold East Bengal 1-1 in Kolkata derby 01-03-2014 09:07 PM

    Kolkata: City giants Mohun Bagan held arch-rivals East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in their high-profile return derby match of the I-League at Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday. East Bengal went ahead with a James Moga header in the 39th minute while Bagan restored parity in the 67th minute...