Mohammedan Sporting overcome Sporting Clube de Goa

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Mohammedan Sporting overcome Sporting Clube de Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Boima Jerry karpeh ’59)
Mohammedan Sporting 3(Josimar Da Silva 32 & 89, Ajay Singh 71)

Josimar da Silva netted a brace as Mohammedan Sporting overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in the Airtel I-League organised by the Aiff at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. Mohammedan led by a solitary goal at the breather.

After a slow start to proceedings, Mohammedan broke the dead lock in the 32nd minute when Josimar Da Silva was played through on goal and he finished confidently with a delicate placement into the far corner.

The Flaming Oranje came out for the second half eager to make amends for their earlier misses. Sporting Goa finally found the equalizer in the 59th minute when Pratesh Shirodkar picked out Jerry with a delightful aerial ball and the later coolly guided the ball past his marker to score.

With nineteen minutes left on the clock, Mohammedan regained the lead when substitute Israel Gurung spun in a cross from the right flank which was directed into the goal by the head of substitute Ajay Singh who had been on the field for barely eleven minutes.

Sporting Goa were not going down easily and threw everything they had at their opponents in the closing stages, but it was not to be as Josimar headed over the onrushing Sporting Goa custodian to seal his brace and Mohammedan’s victory.

In injury time Sporting Goa’s captain Boima Jerry karpeh was shown a straight red card by the referee.

Penn Orji was declared the man of the match and was presented his award by the Goa Football Development Council Chairmen Dr. Rufino Monteiro.

Sporting Clube de Goa line up:

Ravi Kumar (gk), Mathew Gonsalves, Deepak Devrani, Gonzalo Neila, Kalu Ogba, Arturo Garcia, Pratesh Shirodkar, Cajetan Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Rovan Pereira, Boima Jerry Karpeh (c).

Subs Used: (Joseph Pereira in/ Pratesh Shirodkar our ’60), (Dawson Fernandes in/ Rowlin Borges out ’66), (Victorino Fernandes in/ Deepak Devrani out ’72)

5 bookings: (Pratesh Shirodkar ’14, Cajetan Fernandes ’21, Gonzalo Neila ’76, Rovan Pereira ’87, Arturo Garcia ’89)
1 red card: (Boima Jerry Karpeh 90+3)

Mohammedan Sporting:

Sandeep Sangha, Penn Orji, Josimar Da silva, Tolgay Ozbey, khanthang Paite, Ashok Singh (gk), Collin Abranches, Luciano Sabrosa, Rakesh Masih, Phoolchand Hembrem, Jerry Zirsanga (c).

Subs Used: (Manish Maithani in/ Khanthang Paite out ’46), (Ajay Singh in/ Tolgay Ozbey out ’60,) (Israel Gurung/ Jerry Zirsanga out ’60)

2 bookings: (Josimar Da Silva ’27, Israel Gurung 90+3)


Sporting Clube de Goa lock horns with Mohammedan Sporting

Sporting Clube de Goa at the end of a busy training session
Sporting Clube de Goa lock horns with Mohammedan Sporting


After winning three matches in a row, Sporting Clube de Goa will look to continue their impressive run of form when they take on Durand Cup champions Mohammedan Sporting in the Airtel I-League organised by the AIFF at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. The match is scheduled to kick off at 3.45pm.

The Flaming Oranje defeated Shillong Lajong, Mohun Bagan and Randajied United in their last three games and are currently occupying fourth position with 10 points from five games.

Mohammedan lost their opening three games, but has since improved and has defeated Rangdajied and got a respectable draw against United Sports Club in recent outings. They are currently 11th with 4 points from five matches.

Sporting Goa are still missing midfielder Mackroy Peixote and defender Rojen Singh through injury, while winger Stephene Barretto and defender Keenan Almeida are being considered for a recall into the squad.

Mohammedan’s Brazilian defender Luciano Sabrosa is expected to play against his former team. Mohammedan have also been busy in the transfer market bolstering their squad with five well established stars, who could feature in the much awaited duel.

“The game will be a challenge, but one my players are very much looking forward to. We have been improving from game to game and this will be no different,” stated Sporting Goa’s head coach Oscar Bruzon.

Sporting Clube de Goa overcome Rangdajied

Deepak Devrani


SCG I-League

Sporting Clube de Goa 3 (Ogba kalu “13, Deepak Devrani “31, Boima Jerry Karpeh “71)

 Rangdajied United 0

Sporting Clube de Goa overcome Rangdajied

Sporting Clube de Goa won their third consecutive game in a row after defeating Rangdajied United 3-0 in the Airtel I-League organised by the Aiff at Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Thursday. Sporting Goa led 2-0 at the lemon break.

The Flaming Oranje raced into the lead early on, after Cajetan Fernandes swung in a delightful corner which was headed down by Rowllin Borges and Ogba Kalu was lurking to bundle the ball home from close range.

Around the half hour mark, Sporting Goa doubled their lead when Cajetan swept in a deep corner which was met at the back post by Deepak Devrani who finished with a looping header.

Nineteen minutes from the end, Sporting Goa made sure of the win after a long ball was sprayed through for Boima Jerry Karpeh and he rounded the Rangdajied goalkeeper to score from an acute angle.

Sporting Goa’s Nigerian midfielder Ogba kalu was awarded the man of the match awarded, which was presented to him by India national team coach Wim Koervermans.


Sporting Clube de Goa:

Ravi Kumar (gk), Mathew Gonsalves, Deepak Devrani, Gonzalo Neila, Kalu Ogba, Arturo Garcia, Jovel Martins, Pratesh Shirodkar, Cajetan Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Boima Karpeh (c)


Subs Used:

(Dawson Fernandes in/ Pratesh Shirodkar out ’66), (Victorino Fernandes in/ Rowllin Borges out ’73), (Joseph Pereira in/ Joval Martins out ’82)


Rangdajied United:

Surjay kumar Pariyar (gk), Poibiang Poshshna (c), Pratik Chowdury, Lamine Tamba, David Ngiate, Bhola Prasad, Elam Abocha Singh, Sandesh Gadkar, Thomas Saikhom, Shin Hojun, Munmun Timothy Lugun,


Subs Used: (Edmar Figueira in/ Sandesh Gadkar out ’46, (T Lalnunpuia in/Bhola Prasad out  ’46)

Yellow cards: (Pratik Chowdhury ’57, Lamine Tamba 90+1)

Sporting Clube de Goa host Rangdajied in I-League

Sporting Clube de Goa in training
Sporting Clube de Goa host Rangdajied in I-League

In their first home game of the season, Sporting Clube de Goa will play host to Rangdajied United in a sixth round match of the Airtel I-League, organised by the Aiff at Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Thursday. The kick off time is 3.45pm.

“We started the season with a very good game model, although we did not achieve the desired results. The last two games have been prosperous and we will look to stay focused on keep the momentum going,” stated Sporting Goa coach Oscar Bruzon.

“Our opponents are in good form, but we will give them a good fight. I like my players to play attacking football and I am confident our fortunes will change soon,” remarked Rangdajied Coach Santosh kashyap.

After recent wins against Shillong Lajong and Mohun Bagan, Sporting Goa aim to put on an entertaining performance, but will not lose sight of the task at hand. “It is our first home game of the season so we want to put on a good display for our supporters. At the same time the players know how important the three points are to our campaign,” reasoned Sporting Goa coach Oscar.

After bagging two goals against Mohun Bagan, the inform Sporting Goa striker Boima Jerry karpeh will be the player to stop.

The Flaming Oranje will be without midfielder Mackroy Peixote who has aggravated his groin in training, while Mauvin Borges is also unavailable due to fever.

Sporting Goa is currently fifth in the table with 7 points from four matches, while bottom placed Rangdajied has accumulated 2 points from five games.

Photo: Sporting Clube de Goa look to maintain their rhythm ahead of their first home tie of the season.

Jerry scores a brace as Sporting Clube de Goa overcome Mohun Bagan

Photo: (Courtesy the-aiff) Jerry on the verge of scoring
Jerry scores a brace as Sporting Clube de Goa overcome Mohun Bagan

Captain Boima Jerry Karpeh netted a brace as Sporting Clube de Goa scripted a tactical 2-1 win over the mighty Mohun Bagan at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday. Sporting Goa led 1-0 at the interval.

“It was not the prettiest of matches to watch, but the boy’s kept working until the final whistle and grinded out an important victory,” stated Sporting Goa Coach Oscar Bruzon.

After a nervy start to proceedings from both sides, it was Sporting Goa who drew first blood when Boima Jerry Karpeh kept his composure to marvelously dribble around the goalkeeper and slot in after receiving a through pass from Cajetan Fernandes.

In the second session, Sporting Goa did well to soak up the early pressure, before starting to look at ease and take control.

In the final twelve minutes, Jerry received a neat through pass from substitute Dawson Fernandes who had hardly been on the field for two minutes and the tall Liberian strode onto the ball to apply the finishing touch which looked almost like a carbon copy of his first goal.

Despite being two goals down Mohun Bagan continued to bomb forward at every opportunity and were rewarded for their efforts when Malik’s cross was adjudged to have been handled by Mathew Gonsalves in the area.

Up stepped Eric Muranda to squeeze in the penalty kick for Mohun Bagan, although it proved too little too late as the Flaming Oranje worked as a unit to close out their opponents in the frantic final five minutes of the match.

Sporting Goa has now moved up to fifth in the table with 7 points from four games, while Mohun Bagan remains on 2 points after the same number of matches.

Sporting Clube de Goa to clash with Mohun Bagan

Sporting Clube de Goa to clash with Mohun Bagan

Sporting Clube de Goa spanish defenders, Gonzalo Hinojal (L) and Arturro Navaro (R) working together in training
After sitting out the last round, a refreshed Sporting Clube de Goa will clash with Mohun Bagan in a round 5 match of the I-League, organised by the AIFF at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday. The match is scheduled to kick off at 5pm and is being shown live on Ten Action.
Mohun Bagan are still searching for their first win of the season, while Sporting Goa will look to build on their last match where they defeated Shillong Lajong by a solitary goal to give them their first victory of the new season.
Curiously Mohun Bagan was the only team to do the double over Sporting Goa last season in the I-League, by winning at home and away, although on both occasions Spanish Coach Oscar Bruzon was not present on the bench for the Flaming Oranje.
The first time the teams met, Oscar had not yet taken over as coach and Mohun Bagan exerted a 3-1 win, in Kolkata. For the return game in Goa, Oscar was suspended and Mohun Bagan triumphed 5-1 thanks to largely to a hat-trick from Odafe Okolie.
This time around, Oscar has got a ringside seat, while Odafe who has been nursing an injury is expected to miss the match. Mohun Bagan will also be without Nigerian central defender Echezona Anyichie who picked up a red card in the last game.
There may be a happy reunion on the cards for former Sporting Goa utility player Adil Khan who has recovered from fever and could feature.
Sporting Goa will look to Nigerian midfielder Ogba Kalu who has netted two decisive goals in two matches this season.
This will be Sporting Goa’s fourth away game in a row, while Mohun Bagan will be playing their first home match after three continuous away encounters.
Sporting Goa is currently seventh in the table with 4 points from three games, while Mohun Bagan is tenth with 2 points from three matches.

Three Cheers for Don Bosco

Geno Sports Award Winners
Three Cheers for Don Bosco!
Sporting Clube de Goa wishes Don Bosco High School, Panjim congratulations on scooping the prestigious Geno sports award for the “Best School for Sports”.
Principal of Don Bosco High School, Panjim, Rev. Fr. Avin Carvalho and administrator Fr. Wilfred Fernandes picked up the award at the hands of the governor of Goa, Bharat Vir Wanchoo, at a gala ceremony held in the capital.
The award was much deserved as Don Bosco has a well planned out calendar program created by the management who ensure sports goes hand in hand with studies, the PE teachers are extremely dedicated in striving for excellence and the institution also boasts of great sports Infrastructure.
Don Bosco High School has a special tie-up with Sporting Clube de Goa for football.
The Flaming Oranje also salutes the following winners for their outstanding contribution to Sport in Goa:
1. Best Team- Churchill Brothers Goa Sports Club (Champions of the I-League 2012-13)
2. Best Coach- Mr. Mariano Dias (Head of Coach of Churchill Brothers)
3. Best Sportsman- Mr.Aalhad Thati (State Diving Champion)
4. Best Sportswoman- Ms. Akanksha Salunkhe (Squash Champion)
5. Best Upcoming Sportsman- Mr. Rishubh Naik (Chess)
6. Best Upcoming Sportswoman –Ms. Urmila Mense (Table Tennis)
7. Best College For Sports- St. Xaviers, Mapusa
8. Best School- Don Bosco, Panjim.
Big thanks to the Sports Journalists Association of Goa, along with Geno Pharmaceuticals for recognizing and rewarding the achievements of these athletes and sports organizations.