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SWC edge Guirdolim Club

Panaji: Sports & Welfare Club of Zaino came from behind to down Guirdolim Club with a late winner in a 2-1 win during the Goa Football Association Second Division League match at Astro Turf ground, Fatorda, on Wednesday. Guirdolim Club took the lead in the 8th minute through Safik Shaikh. But like their previous matches, Guidolim conceded in the 38th …

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A taste of diversity

Candolim-based YU hotel recently launched two of its signature international restaurants Noaa and Spice Mantraa in Goa. The menu for the evening was curated by international chef Richard, celebrity chef Shailendra Kekade and chef Sanjay Kotian, keeping in mind the needs of today’s discerning travellers. Present at the event was MLA Michael Lobo. Also present were South African former cricketer …

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Promoting the Konkani language

Two books written in Romi Konkani by Rui Coelho, namely, ‘Konknnicho Fuddar Kitem’ a research book and ‘Goy saun London’ a novel were recently released at a function in Vasco. Chief guest at the function was Fr Camilo Dias, while guest of honour was Fr John Fernandes of St Andrew’s Church. In his address, Fr Camilo encouraged people to speak …

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India, Pakistan cross swords for finals berth

Potchefstroom: Four-time champions India will back themselves to reach their third successive final at the U-19 World Cup when they face archrivals Pakistan in a last four clash here on Tuesday. Both teams go into the semifinal unbeaten. While India beat Australia in the quarterfinals, Pakistan outplayed Afghanistan. Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir played down the hype surrounding the game but …

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Calf injury forces Rohit out of NZ tour

New Delhi: In a blow to India, limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Monday ruled out of the upcoming ODI and Test series against New Zealand after sustaining a calf injury during the fifth T20 International in Mount Maunganui. Rohit retired hurt after scoring 60 off 41 balls after he pulled his calf muscle while going for a quick single …

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GOA BRIEFS

FC Goa put 5 past Churchill Brothers BENAULIM: FC Goa colts completed a 5-0 rout of Churchill Brothers in the AIFF Junior League match played at Holy Trinity ground, Benaulim on Monday. Interestingly all the five goals scored by FC Goa came in the first session. The junior Gaurs went into the lead in the first ten minutes through a …

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Vagator PYSC blank Bidesh XI 4-0

Panaji: Vagator Parish Youth Sports Club registered a thumping 4-0 win over Bidesh XI Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Second Division League match played at Duler Stadium, on Monday. Raj Jadhav, Pratik Dhargalkar, Nehal Parsekar and Bhavesh Shirvaikar scored a goal each for the winners. Bidesh XI SC’s Pranav Gaonkar was sent off in the 83rd minute with …

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FC Goa management needs to know that football runs on passion

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Bambolim: FC Goa parted ways with Sergio Lobera because the former was not in a position to accede to the latter’s request in regards to his personal bidding for an extension of contract and is now attempting to blame the fracas of the sacking on discontent in the dressing room – something that now appears to …

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Dempo SC completes surgical strike on Churchill Bros FC

Ella, Old Goa: Dempo Sports Club scored eight past Churchill Brothers FC and is within sight of finishing on top of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Sub Junior League (Goa zone) and qualifying for the final round after their match at Dempo SC Academy ground in Ella, Old Goa on Monday. Churchill Brothers who have recorded one win from …

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Sports events affected due to coronavirus epidemic

The following is a list of international sports events affected by the coronavirus, which has killed over 300 people and infected more than 14,000 in China after it first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei province, late last year: ATHLETICS: The World Athletics Indoor Championships, which had been scheduled for Nanjing from March 13-15, were postponed until next year. World Athletics is …

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