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Health issues normal for people of my age, says Pele

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football legend Pele sought to reassure fans that he was doing fine, after his son alluded to depression and said the ageing star now barely leaves home. “Thanks for your prayers and your worry. I am doing fine. I will be 80 this year,” Pele, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, …

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East Bengal hold Punjab FC

PTI Kalyani Already out of the reckoning for a play-off berth, East Bengal settled for a 1-1 draw against Punjab FC in their I-League clash here on Thursday. Liberian forward Ansumana Kromah gave East Bengal a ninth minute lead with his powerful long range strike to give the home side a dominating start. However, they failed to hold on to …

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Passi’s late equaliser saves Jamshedpur

PTI Hyderabad An injury-time goal from Sumeet Passi helped Jamshedpur FC eke out a 1-1 draw against Hyderabad FC in an Indian Super League match at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Nestor Gordillo’s 39th-minute strike looked to be enough for the hosts to get only their second win of the season, but Passi’s late equaliser put paid …

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Snows register thumping win

NT NETWORK Fatorda Sweden Barbosa scored a fine brace as Snows FA recorded an easy 5-0 win over Ave Maria AWC in the GFA U-18 Second Division League played at Artificial Turf ground, Fatorda, on Thursday. The winners led 3-0 at the break as Sweden opened the scoring in the 20th minute and then doubled the account at half hour …

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Mandopa, Zaino settle for draw

NT NETWORK Ambelim Mandopa Sporting Club and Sports & Welfare Club Zaino played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the Goa Football Association Second Division League at Ambelim ground, on Thursday. It was a see-saw battle as SWC Zaino came twice from behind to earn a draw. Mandopa took the lead just before the breather through Travis Souza but Zaino …

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FC Goa outplay Salgaocar

NT NETWORK Ella Nine-men FC Goa put a fine second half display as they went on to beat Salgaocar FC 3-1 in the AIFF Elite League match played at Ella ground on Thursday. FC Goa had good ball possession since the start as a few warning shots were fired at the Salgaocar goal before the likes of Joybert Almeida, Vasim …

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Goa beats Mizoram; qualifies to Elite Group

NT NETWORK PORVORIM Goa has made it back to the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy by defeating Mizoram by an innings and 211 runs and finishing on top of the Plate Group with fifty points at the Elite Group at CCFC ground in Kolkata on Thursday. “The boys have shown that we are a force to reckon with at …

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Dempo clinch easy win over Sesa

NT NETWORK Sirsaim Dempo Sports Club ensured full points following their comfortable 3-0 win over Sesa Football Academy in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League match at Sirsaim ground, on Thursday. Beevan D’Mello (20’), Suraj Hadkonkar (52’) and Joaquim Abranches (68’) were the scorers for the Golden Eagles. After this result, Dempo Sports Club has 37 points from 19 …

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Coro nets 2 as Gaurs go 3 points clear at top

Margao: FC Goa beat Mumbai City FC 5-2 in high-scoring match to go three points clear at the top of the Indian Super League table here on Wednesday. Mumbai City did put up a fight but Goa were clinical enough to notch up an emphatic win. Rowllin Borges (18th) handed Mumbai the lead before Ferran Corominas (20th), Hugo Boumous (38th) …

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Football atmosphere returns to Fatorda

By ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao: Perfect football atmosphere was witnessed around the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Wednesday evening with the die-hard FC Goa fans showing urgency in securing their places inside the stadium to witness the ISL match between hosts FC Goa and Mumbai City FC. Football fans from across the state started gathering around the stadium from 6.30 …

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