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Competition Committee decides to start GPL from Sept 28

Panaji: The Goa Football Association (GFA), Competition Committee (CC) has decided to start the Professional League on September 28, the Taca Goa U-20 on September 10 and the U-16 from September 15, during its meeting held at the GFA headquarters on Monday. The GFA had in its last Executive Committee meeting decided to postpone the first round of the Goa …

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Guirdolim SC have it easy against Raia SC

Nuvem: Riding on a fine brace by attacking medio Sadiq Sheikh and a goal each by Jeston Martins and Mario Fernandes, Guirdolim SC registered a convincing 4-1 win against Raia SC to move into the quarterfinals of Nuvem Parish Cup football tournament, at church grounds, Nuvem on Monday. Playing attacking game in both the sessions, Guirdolim SC went into the …

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Vaddemnagar HSS, Gaucar HSS progress to pre-quarters

Fatorda: Vaddemnagar Higher Secondary School, Vasco and Gaucar Higher Secondary School, Raia entered the pre-quarterfinals of Inter-Higher Secondary School Football Tournament, organised by DSYA, after winning their respective matches played at artificial grounds, Fatorda-Margao on Monday. In the first match, Vaddemnagar HSS defeated Our Lady of Perpetual Succour HSS, Cortalim 5-3. Lalsab Nadaf starred for Vaddemnagar HSS, scoring a brace …

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GOA BRIEFS

Former State TT champ Prasad Kirtani passes away PANAJI: Former State Table Tennis champion Prasad Kirtani passed away on Monday in Mumbai where he had gone to consult some medical specialists. “Prasad played during the time when table tennis used to be one of the most popular sports in Goa and was among the top ranked players in junior and …

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Ndidi header denies Lampard first win

London: Frank Lampard is still waiting for his first win as Chelsea manager after Wilfred Ndidi gave Leicester a 1-1 draw to spoil the Blues legend’s homecoming on Sunday. Thrashed 4-0 at Manchester United last weekend and beaten on penalties by Liverpool in the European Super Cup on Wednesday, Lampard’s side took an early lead through Mason Mount’s first goal …

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Hima Das, Anas clinch gold each in Czech Republic

New Delhi: Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic. This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she …

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Indian-origin players inspire UK cricket club to go vegan

London: A cricket club from south-east England has gone fully vegan, inspired by many of its Indian-origin players who struggled with the meat options on the menu. Early Cricket Club, which runs two teams in the Berkshire Cricket League and plays regular friendly as well as competitive matches, now serves up Indian curries as well as a range of other …

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Marcus nets hat-trick as Gokulam set semis date with East Bengal

Kolkata: Marcus Joseph continued his scoring spree in the 129th Durand Cup with another hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated a 10-man TRAU FC 4-1 to qualify for the semifinals at Kolkata on Sunday. Joseph struck in the 59th, 64th and 83rd minutes with the second one coming through a penalty in Gokulam’s final Group D match. The lone goal …

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Zidane gives nod to Bale’s stay at Madrid

Madrid: Zinedine Zidane indicated Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid after the Welshman led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday. Bale was back in the team and back in form at Balaidos, with Zidane’s eagerness to sell him this summer perhaps fresh in his mind as he teed up Karim Benzema’s opening goal. After …

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Andrade brace takes DBO Fatorda into final

Manora: A brace of goals by Francis Andrade and a goal from Frazer Miranda enabled Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda to over come Rossmann Cruz SC, Nagoa-Verna 3-1 and enter the final of Manora Youth Cup football tournament played at Manora grounds, Raia on Sunday. Francis Andrade who impressed a great deal for Don Bosco Oratory team scored in the 23rd …

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