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Bengaluru FC edge Paro FC 1-0

AGENCIES Thimpu Thongkhosiem Haokip’s second-half strike gave Carles Cuadrat’s Bengaluru FC a 1-0 win over Paro FC in their AFC Cup Preliminary Stage 2 match at the Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu on Wednesday. In a game that saw Bengaluru make several changes to their Indian Super League side, new signing Nili Perdomo made his first start alongside BFC B graduate Naorem …

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Angry fans protest over Sergio’s sacking

ROQUE DIAS | NT Fatorda A group of around 20 people from Aldona and Calangute, mainly the supporters of former FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera, protested over the sacking of their beloved coach, outside the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda before the start of the ISL match between FC Goa and Hyderabad FC, on Wednesday.   They all came in black attires and …

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FC Goa to keep external rumblings off; Hyderabad FC to exploit

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Fatorda: “I have been blessed with this quality of accepting challenges and I have taken up challenging jobs in the past. This new challenges fits in the blessing of mine,” said FC Goa technical director Derrick Pereira as he readies the team for its first outing without Sergio Lobera. FC Goa’s story against Hyderabad FC is …

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Dempo SC keep Sesa FA abreast with resounding 4-0 win

Sirsaim: Dempo Sports Club’s superiority in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) age group tournaments remained unblemished as they beat Sesa Football Academy 4-0 in the AIFF Junior League at SFA ground in Sirsaim on Tuesday. Dempo SC are on top of the table with fifteen points from five games. Salgaocar FC are on the second slot also with fifteen …

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Bengaluru FC begin Asian adventure with clash against Paro FC

Thimphu: Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC will start as favourites when they take on Paro FC of Bhutan in a preliminary round match of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday. Bengaluru FC have been a regular feature in the AFC Cup knockout rounds between 2015 and 2018 and, having missed out of the continent’s second tier club competition last …

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India run over Pakistan en route to final

New Delhi: The Indian under-19 cricket team on Tuesday thrashed arch rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets in Potchefstroom to reach the final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. India thus became the first team ever to reach the final of the tournament in three consecutive editions. India lost in the final to West Indies in 2016, before Prithvi Shaw …

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GOA BRIEFS

Anjana in Iran Badminton Challange quarters PANAJI: Goa’s Anjana Kumari entered the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Fazr Iran International Badminton Challenge 2020, on Tuesday. She defeated Iran’s Afsari Nargis 21-14, 21-23, 21-11 in the prequarters while earlier she beat Iran’s Azad Hale Hamedanchi 17-21, 21-9, 21-16. In her next encounter she meets Fabiana Silva of Brazil. State Gymnastic C’ship …

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Goa reach 260/5 against Nagaland

Panaji: Brilliant half centuries by opener Vaibhav Govekar (71) and Smit Patel (66) helped Goa reach 260 for 5 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match against Nagaland at Sovima, Nagaland on Tuesday. Goa won the toss and decided to bat first. Their last match centurions Sumiran Amonkar and Vaibhav Govekar gave Goa a solid start …

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Ethan, Saeeja crowned champs

Fatorda: Ethan Vaz was crowned champ in the Open category while Saeeja Desai won the Girls category of the U-9 state chess selection cum championship 2020 held at SAG Multipurpose hall Fatorda on Tuesday. Ethan finished with 7 points from seven rounds as he remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. In the final he beat Ervin Albuquerque. Satyam Phal finished second …

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Yash Fadte claims Jaipur squash title

Panaji: Goa’s squash sensation Yash Fadte won the first Northern Slam Junior Championship 2020 held at Jaipur on Tuesday. The highlight of his triumph was that he won the tournament without losing a single game. In the all-important final, Yash was up against Uttar Pradesh’s No 1 player Diwakar Singh and expected some tough challenge from him. But as the …

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