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Ivana Furtado now Women’s Fide Master

PANAJI: Ace chess player and Dempo brand ambassador Ivana Furtado was awarded Women’s Fide Master title after she clinched silver medal in Under-12 girls category, at World Youth Chess Championship, held in Greece recently.

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Dempo impress but lose to Al Sadd

BY SUDHAKAR SHANBHAG | NT

DOHA: Dempo Sports Club’s aspirations of making their way into the AFC Champions League were crushed on Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 by Qatar’s Al Sadd, who earned themselves a berth into the Group stage in front of a partisan crowd at the Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, here.

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Modern gymnasium at Ribandar

PANAJI: A gymnasium equipped with modern machinery and expert training staff has been inaugurated in Bal Bharati Vidyamandir, Ribandar recently at the hands of Mr Manohar Parrikar, leader of opposition.

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Mandopa, Nerul advance

MAPUSA: Mandopa Sporting Club came out all guns blazing in the second session to thump Sinquerim Sports Club 3-1 while Nerul Sports Club prevail over Sai Avtar in the tie-breaker to seal the quarter-final berths in the Aldona Cup 2011 organised by Quitula Sports Club, and played at Quitula grounds.

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St Xavier’s, St Anthony’s, St Joseph advance

PANAJI: St Joseph’s Institute, Chandor defeated Perpetual Succor High School, Navelim 3-1 to move into second round of Mahindra Youth Football Challenge (MYFC) Under-14 schools football tournament organised by Goa Football Association at Curtorim grounds, on Saturday.

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Goa go down to Orissa

PANAJI: Goa on Saturday lost their Group B encounter against Orissa and with that failed to qualify for the semi-finals of Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy for U-16 Boys. In a gripping encounter held at Kolkata, Goan lads tried their best but it was Orissa who came all guns blazing and marked a superb 3-1 victory to make their way into the semis. Cuan Gomes scored the lone goal for Goa.

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Dempo prepared to give their best: Armando

By SUDHAKAR SHANBHAG | NT
DOHA: “We take a lot of pride in the fact that our club has qualified to play in the AFC Champions League play-off match against Al Sadd (Qatar) and the boys are prepared to give their best to ensure that the team gets a favourable result on the morrow,” stated a confident Dempo Sports Club head coach Armando Colaco on Friday at a pre-match press conference held at the Sheikh Jassem bin Hamad stadium, the venue for Saturday’s play-off clash.

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Holy Cross, Assagao Union, Manovikas win

PANAJI: A fine hat-trick by Pandurang Goltekar helped Holy Cross High School, Siolim thrash Sacred Heart of Jesus High School, Anjuna 7-0 and move into the 2nd round of Mahindra Youth Football Challenge (MYFC) Under-14 schools football tournament-cum-talent hunt organised by Goa Football Association at Duler grounds, on Friday. 

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GFA’s safety net for footballers

PANAJI: In a move that will not only benefit the most vital stakeholders of the game but also encourage the footballers at grassroot level, Goa Football Association has signed up an insurance policy of Rs 10 crore with United India Insurance to provide safety net to its 4,000 affiliated players including referees.

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