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Japan escape shock defeat to Jordan

DOHA: A 91st minute goal by Maya Yoshida saved three-time champions Japan from a shock defeat at the hands of underdogs Jordan as the two sides drew 1-1 in their opening Asian Cup Group B match on Sunday.

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GCA’s cricket coaching camp for girls concludes in Chicalim

VASCO: One-month cricket coaching camp for girls conducted by Goa Cricket Association at SAG ground, Chicalim concluded on Wednesday.

GCA secretary, Mr Prasad Fatarpekar was the chief guest for the valedictory function who gave away certificates to 105 participants.

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MPSC children’s team excel in athletics

VASCO: The children’s athletic team of Mormugao Port Sports Council won 21 medals at the 23rd All India Major Ports Children’s Athletic Meet held at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JMPT), Raigad recently.

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

State athletic championship from Jan 22

PANAJI: Goa Masters Athletic Association will conduct State Masters Athletic Championship for women (above 30) and men (above 35) from January 22 to 23 at SAG Campal ground.

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Salgaocar clinch 7-goal thriller

MARGAO: Salgaocar SC defeated Churchill Brothers 4-3 to clinch a 7-goal thriller in the I-League at Nehru Stadium, here on Saturday.
The local derby saw goals galore with both the teams dishing out an entertaining soccer with a fast pace and quick short passes. Six goals were scored in the first half with Salgaocar leading 4-2 at half time.

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Dempo, AIFF XI share spoils

GURGAON: AIFF XI put up some impressive display to hold defending champions Dempo SC to a 1-1 draw in a round 8 encounter of the I-League here on Saturday.

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East Bengal pip Pune FC 1-0

KOLKATA: Tolgay Ozbey struck in the second half to help East Bengal to a 1-0 victory over Pune FC in an eighth round match of the I-League at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday.

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Mumbai breathe easy in Kolhapur

KOLHAPUR: Mumbai FC comfortably defeated Viva Kerela 2-0 in their round eight tie of the I-League at Shahu Maharaj grounds in Kolhapur on Saturday. But the day surely belonged to Mumbai FC’s 27-year-old Nigerian midfielder Ebi Sukore as he scored both the goals and was named the man of the match.

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GFA constitutes 14 committees

PANAJI: The GFA Executive Committee, at its meeting held on 31st December 2010, nominated members to the various committees, as per the below mentioned lists, for the smooth functioning of the various activities of this Association.

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