Flaming Oranje Juniors finish the year with 13!

Flaming Oranje Juniors hit 13

Flaming Oranje Juniors hit 13

Elmer Sequeira netted a second half hat-trick as Sporting Clube de Goa welcomed in the New Year a little prematurely by hammering Kevnem Sports Club 13-0 in Gfa’s U-16 league at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Saturday. Sporting Goa led 6-0 at the breather.

Jonathan Cardoza opened the scoring for Sporting Goa in the 17th minute, before Ashley Afonso doubled the lead five minutes later.
Paxton Ribiero, Dion Fernandes, Ryan D’Souza added to the tally in a four minute goal blitz, before Ashley completed his brace just before half time.

In the second session, Elmer scored a hat-trick, while Glevito Miranda, Mayur Prabhu, Keenan Dias and Jonathan completed the rout.

The Flaming Oranje Juniors have now collected 9 points from three games. What was more impressive is that six regulars of the Sporting Goa squad were missing as they had gone to represent the Sporting Goa U-18 team.


Sporting Clube de Goa shock Prayag

A brace from midfielder Ogba kalu helped Sporting Clube de Goa churn out a 3-1 victory against ten men Prayag United Sports Club in the Aiff’s I-League football competition at Kalyani, West Bengal on Saturday. The match was tied 1-1 at the interval.
Sporting Goa raced into the lead in the fifth minute when Kalu coolly slotted home a penalty, after Dawson Fernandes was brought down by Prayag custodian Subrata Paul on route to goal.
Ten minutes later, Prayag found the equalizer after Lalkamal Bhomwick’s shot was saved by the Sporting Goa goalkeeper Ashok Singh, but Ranty Martins was on hand to belt home the rebounder.
Changing over there was good opportunities for both teams to inflate the lead, but it took until the 69th minute for Sporting Goa to race ahead again, after a good move involving Pratesh Shirodkar and Joseph Pereira was finished off by Kalu.
In the last three minutes, Prayag’s misery worsened when M. Zakeer was shown the straight red card for using abusive language towards the referee.
Deep into injury, kalu spun the ball out to Freiman Peixote, who burst past his marker on the flank and neatly squared the ball for Joseph to tap in and seal a valuable three points for the Flaming Oranje.

Sporting Clube de Goa face tricky Prayag tie

Sporting Clube de Goa will meet Prayag United Sports Club in the thirteenth round of the Aiff’s I-league at Kalyani, West Bengal on Saturday. The kick off time is scheduled for 2p.m.
Sporting Clube de Goa will be a looking to get back to competitive action after sitting out the last round when their game with Salgaocar was postponed in Goa.
Whether the small break was a chance to refresh and recuperate for the Flaming Oranje only time will tell, but the players did look rejuvenated as they boarded the plane on Thursday.
After a good start to the season, Prayag have not had a good run of late after losing three of their last four games, but always look potent with the likes of Ranty Martins leading the line. Prayag defender Bello Razaq is suspended for this match.
Sporting Goa currently has 8 points from eleven matches while Prayag are sixth with 17 points.

Sporting Clube de Goa record second win in GFA U-16 League


Dayne Britto netted a brace as Sporting Clube de Goa overcame Don Bosco Oratory, Panjim 8-0 in Gfa’s U-16 football tournament at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Friday. Sporting Goa were leading 4-0 at the interval.

Don Bosco moved the ball around very well, but the young side eventually succumbed to a stronger Sporting Goa team.

Sporting Goa Captain Akeraj Martins led by example as he dribbled past three defenders, before side footing the ball into the back of the net after just eleven minutes.

Shortly after, Dayne neatly lifted the ball past the goalkeeper to double Sporting Goa’s lead, after a good solo run.

Sporting Goa’s Snedan Mascarehas moved just inside the 18 yard box, before letting fly a rasping shot which kissed the top corner of the net.

Ashley Afonso craftily converted Sporting Goa’s fourth, sliding the ball home off an Akeraj cross.

Eight minutes after the restart, Akeraj sent a killer pass through for Elmer Sequeira and he jetted forward at pace to score.

Sporting Goa’s Glevito Miranda blasted in with a power packed rocket and two minutes later Dayne Britto completed his brace.

In the last quarter of an hour, Jonathan Cardoza struck at goal with the rival custodian making a good save, but he soon followed up with the rebound to make eight for the Panjim outfit.

The Flaming Oranje Juniors has now collected 6 points from two matches after two wins.

1st Sporting Clube de Goa bowling tournament held

Sporting Goa's Mohammed Ali presenting the winners prize

Sporting Goa’s Mohammed Ali presenting the winners prize

With a score of 168 points, king pin Sahil Bhurani of Mira Mar, took top honours in the 1st Sporting Clube de Goa ten-pin bowling tournament, organized by Youth of Panjim YMCA, at Caculo mall, St Inez on Liberation day.

The competition was played on a ranking basis with each participant allotted twenty bowls each to get the highest strike rate possible.

Allwyn Albert from Panjim finished a close runner up with 162 points, followed by Neel Sanzgiri from Merces who took third place with 156 points.

With the day being a public holiday a large crowd gathered to witness the event and 140 participants travelled from all over Goa to take part in the exciting one day contest.

The chief guest was professional footballer, Mohammed Ali who had captained the winning Sporting Clube de Goa team, in last season’s GFA Taca Goa U-20 league.

Also present on the occasion, was engineer Sheldon Martins, who is the Vice President of YMCA, Panjim district, Advocate Joseph Vaz who is the Chairperson of YMCA, Western region and players of Panjim based football outfit Sporting Clube de Goa.

Compere Joshua Vaz thanked all the sponsors and made a special mention of title sponsor Sporting Clube de Goa, “Thanks to Mr Peter Vaz, president of Sporting Clube de Goa and managing director of Models Constructions for believing in the concept and not only promoting alternative sports, but also boosting youthful enterprise,” remarked Joshua.

College students, Rafuishaan D’sa, Joshua Vaz, Idraram Mistry & Sidharth Mendonsa organized the first of its kind initiative in Goa.

Sporting Clube de Goa 3 – Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim 0 @ Duler stadium

Sporting Goa's Dawson Fernandes celebrating after converting the penalty

Sporting Goa’s Dawson Fernandes celebrating after converting the penalty


Dawson Fernandes netted a brace in the last fifteen minutes to hand Sporting Clube de Goa a 3-0 victory over Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim at Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Thursday. The match was goalless at the interval.

Sporting Goa played with a different side in each half to test the squad in new positions in an exciting experimental system.

In the first session both teams had chances to surge ahead, but lacked the killer touch in front of goal.

In the second half, Cavelossim started brightly and rattled the cross bar on two occasions, which gave the Flaming Oranje a real scare and made them soon realize they would have to raise their perfomance up a notch.

With fifteen minutes left on the clock, Sporting Goa’s Dawson was played through on goal and as he tried to maneuver past the rival custodian, his feet were clipped from underneath. He quickly rose of his feet to convert the penalty convincingly for the Flaming Oranje.

Moments later, Sporting Goa moved the ball around with real grace before it was crossed into the danger area. Under the pressure of the Sporting Goa strikers breathing down on goal, Cavelossim defender Sylvester Silveira unfortunately pushed the ball past his own goalkeeper to double Sporting Goa’s lead.

With time running out, Sporting Goa’s Dawson ventured through on goal and blasted straight down the middle of the net, with the Cavelossim goalkeeper barely getting his fingertips to the pulverizing shot.

Sporting Clube de Goa:

1st half: Ashok, Rovan, Soma, Joyner, Mathew, Adil, Kalu, Seiya, Joe, Pratesh, Victorino.

2nd half: Gerard, Bisheshwar, Mario, Clemente, Joval, Adil, Freiman, Xaiver, Rowllin, Stephen, Dawson.


I-League matches shifted to Mapusa

The 12th round I-League match between Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar Sports Club which was supposed be played on Saturday 22nd December in Goa has been postponed by the AIFF on Thursday, due to an unavailable ground.

With Goa set to host the Lusofonia games next year, the PJN Stadium in Fatorda is now unavailable to host I-League matches due to the refurbishment of the premises; as such provisions were made to hold games at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco.

The Goa Football Association had contacted the AIFF earlier this week to explain that the Tilak Maidan Stadium was not yet fully renovated and suggested that games be moved to the Gfa’s very own Duler Stadium in Mapusa.

Duler has recently had a new artificial turf laid and it is currently being utilized by various clubs daily to make it more playable. Duler also needs a few adjustments to make it acceptable to hold I-League matches and that is why round 12 matches in Goa were called off.

Duler is expected to host all four I-League club’s matches until the end of January and after that the games will switch to the Tilak Maidan.

The Sporting Goa players enjoy playing at the large PJN Stadium in Salcete, but are also happy to play at Mapusa and Vasco, because it will mean that local fans of the Flaming Oranje from these respective Taluka’s will not have to travel far to watch their favourite team in action.