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‘Express constructive views for football development’

PANAJI: Mr Tony Remedious, former senior vice-president of Goa Football Association, on Wednesday took exception to the recent outburst by two senior GFA officials, who chose to voice their views in a certain section of the media with regards to the selection of a full-time paid executive secretary of GFA.

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Penha de Franca beat Laxmi Prasad

MAPUSA: Penha de Franca Sports Club registered a comfortable 4-2 win over Laxmi Prasad Sports Club Mapusa, in the GFA’s Second Division play-off match at Duler grounds, here on Wednesday. Laximi Prasad started brightly and took a two-goal lead in the 3rd minute through Jose Lopes and in the 13th minute, Sameer Agarwadekar buttressed the score.

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Force India F1 Team Academy launched

PANAJI: Force India Formula One Team, India’s first and only F1 team, announced the launch of the Force India F1 Team Academy - an initiative aimed at identifying racing talent in India and providing vocational and academic training for young Indians aspiring for a serious professional career in motorsports.

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South Zone veterans cricket tourney

PANAJI: The GCA will host South Zone veterans cricket tournament on 15th, 16th and 17th April in Goa. Karnataka Andhra, Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and host Goa will be the six teams in action. Many former Ranji and Test players will participate in this tournament.

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Dempo go down 4-0 to Nasaf

BY SUDHAKAR SHANBHAG | NT

PUNE: Dempo Sports Club’s aspirations of progressing beyond the group phase of the AFC Cup 2011 took a beating as they suffered a 4-0 defeat to a superior FC Nasaf from Uzbekistan in a Group A floodlit encounter at the Shiv Chhatrapati Stadium, Balewadi, here on Tuesday. The score at half time read 2-0.

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‘We were beaten by a superior side’

PUNE: Despite Tuesday’s big loss against FC Nasaf, Dempo coach Armando Colaco put up a brave face and said that he was happy the way his team fought against a superior opponent, but went on to add that Dempo were no longer in the competition to qualify from the group.

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DBO claim U-14 North Zone title

MAPUSA: Don Bosco Oratory Panaji held on to their nerves to record a memorable 5-2 win via tie-breaker over Dunes Sports Club Mandrem to clinch the GFA’s U-14 League (play-offs) North Zone title at Duler grounds, on Tuesday.

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Aaron, Fernando football wonderkids

VASCO: Aaron Eugenio Rodrigues and Fernando Da Costa Araujo, the students of Regina Mundi High School, Chicalim made the school proud as they represented state team in AIFF U-13 Football Festival which was held at Tamil Nadu recently.

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FC Siolim advance

MAPUSA: FC Siolim made their way into the next round of the Aldona Panchayat Cup organised by Dominic Savio Sports Club Calvim with a 4-2 win over Rossman Cruz Nagoa at Calvim grounds, on Tuesday.

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