Top Gun Boima Jerry Karpeh

Top Gun Boima Jerry Karpeh

Know your SCG stars!!!


(Our leading goal scorer so far this season, with 22 goals)

Date of birth: 16th June 1984

Nationality: Australian citizen of Liberian Origin

Previous Club: Pune FC

Position: Striker

Highlight of your football career: Being able to play and live in so many culturally rich diverse countries

International Club you support: Chelsea FC

International team you follow: Australia and Liberia

Favourite footballer: Didier Drogba

Music you enjoy: Hip-hop and R’n’B

Favourite music artist: Drake – Lil Wayne

Favourite actor: Tom Cruise

Best movie of all time: Rush Hour

Alternate career had you not been a footballer: Air Pilot


Churchill Brothers lift 35th Federation Cup

Federation Cup trophy

Federation Cup trophy

Churchill Brothers lift 35th Federation Cup

Churchill Brothers Sports Club lifted the coveted trophy, after overcoming Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in the finals of the 35th Federation Cup, organised by the Aiff, at JN stadium, Cochin, Kerala, on Saturday. Churchill led by a solitary goal at the interval.
Churchill Brothers were worthy winners as the link up play between midfield and attack was exceptional and they managed to take advantage of a number of mistakes in the Sporting Goa defence.The Flaming Oranje was missing key players in Pratesh Shirodkar and Arturo Garcia through injury. The team looked jaded having played three matches in the last five days, which included a grueling 30 minutes extra time in the semi finals just 48 hours earlier.
Churchill raced into the lead midway through the first half when Balwant Singh took advantage of a defensive error to round the Sporting Goa custodian and give his side the lead. On the half hour mark Churchill further threatened, when Shabana rattled the cross bar from 25 yards out.
Churchill came out strongly in the second session and doubled their lead when Alesh Sawant caught the Sporting Goa team ball watching and managed to sneak in at the back post to tuck home Anthony Wolfe’s
As Sporting Goa moved forward to try and reduce the margin, they were caught on the break in midfield and Shabana made it 3-1 with a rasping shot after the ball was swept forward quickly.
Sporting Goa continued to rally forward and was rewarded when Ogba Kalu played a delightful through ball for Victorino Fernandes who provided an irresistible finish to pull a goal back.
With time running out Sporting Goa tried in earnest to reduce the deficit further, but it was not to be and Churchill brothers hung on for victory.

Churchill Brothers:
Lalit Thapa (gk), Sanjay Balmuchu, Denzil Franco, Ravanan Dharmaraj, Abdelhamid Shabana, Balwant Singh, Thangjam Singh, Alesh Sawant, Lenny Rodrigues (c), Raju Mangang, Anthony Wolfe

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (gk), Keenan Almeida, Gonzalo Neila, Mackroy Peixote, Kalu Ogba, Beevan D’Mello, Victorino Fernandes, Rowlin Borges, Rovan Pereira (C), Boima Karpeh, Joyner Lourenco

Heavyweights Sporting Clube de Goa and Churchill Brothers in title fight

SCG semi-final penalty hero Arturo Garcia limbering up

SCG semi-final penalty hero Arturo Garcia limbering up

Heavyweights Sporting Clube de Goa and Churchill Brothers in title fight

In what is set to be a ferocious battle, Goan heavyweights Sporting Clube de Goa and Churchill Brothers Sports Club will fight till the death in the much awaited Federation Cup finals, organized by the Aiff at JN Stadium, Cochin, in Kerala on Saturday. The kick off is 7pm and is being televised live on Ten Action.
Churchill Brothers are the current I-League champions, while Sporting Clube de Goa is the current Goa Super Cup Champions and Goa Pro League kings. Who will be crowned undisputed champ? Only time will tell.
“We have Gonzalo Hinojal Neila coming back into the defence after serving a suspension, which will be a major asset for our side, remarked Sporting Goa Coach Oscar Bruzon.
The Flaming Oranje road to the final started on a bumpy ride, with a 3-5 loss to Bengaluru, but has since seen the graph rise up and up and up, with a 2-1 win over East Bengal and a 2-0 victory over Rangadajied. In the Semi-finals they were taken the distance by Dempo Sports Club, before eventually outwitting their Panjim rivals 3-2 after extra time.
Churchill topped group A after a 2-1 victory over United Sports Club, followed up by a 2-1 win over Eagles and finally edging out Pune FC 3-2. In the semi-finals they overcame Mohun Bagan 2-1.
Boima Jerry Karpeh will be the danger man for Sporting Goa, as he has been their leading goal scorer this season with 22 goals to his credit. The tall Liberian-Australian had a very brief stint in 2011 with Churchill, where he won the Ifa shield.
Sporting Goa has finished as runners-up in the Federation Cup on two occasions, way back in 2005 against Mahindra United and 2006 against Mohun Bagan and this will be an opportunity to put that right.
Despite winning the other national trophies on offer, this will be Churchill’s first appearance in a Federation Cup final and they will be just as hungry to add to their trophy cabinet.
With the first ever All-Goan Fed Cup final about to take place, Goa will have another opportunity to showcase their dominance in football in the Country, which is expected to have record-breaking eyeball viewership across Goa tuning in to witness the drama unfold.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa’s penalty hero of the Semi-final, Arturo Garcia limbering up.

Sporting Clube de Goa overcome Dempo 3-2 after 120 minutes

Sporting Clube de Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa

Federation Cup Semi Final
Two successful penalty conversions from substitute Arturo Garcia help book Sporting Clube de Goa’s place in the final after overcoming Dempo Sports Club 3-2 after extra time, in the semi-finals of the Federation Cup at JN Stadium, Cochin, in Kerala on Thursday. The match was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation time.
Boima Jerry Karpeh gave Sporting Goa the lead with a delightful turn and strike into the corner of the net, midway through the first half.
After the breather Dempo started to pressurize more and finally found the equalizer after Roberto Silva slipped the ball through for Tolgay Ozbey to stroke home.
With time running out, Sporting Goa took the lead once again after Arturo’s corner was handled by a Dempo defender and the referee pointed to the spot. Arturo confidently converted the penalty.
Just when the game looked dead and buried, Amiri managed to sneak in and equalize for Dempo.
As the match moved into extra time, Sporting Goa once again was awarded a penalty when Pratesh was pulled to the ground. Arturo stepped up once again to score and send the Flaming Oranje into the final.
Sporting Clube de Goa will play Churchill Brothers in the final of the Federation Cup on Saturday.

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (gk), Mathew Gonsalves, Keenan Almeida, Kalu Ogba, Beevan D’Mello, Victorino Fernandes, Pratesh Shirodkar, Rowlin Borges, Rovan Pereira (C), Boima Karpeh, Joyner Lourenco
Subs used: (Mackroy Peixote, Arturo Garcia, Jovel Martins)

Dempo SC: Debabrata Roy, Simon Colosimo, Peter Carvalho, Roberto Silva, Clifford Miranda (C), Haroon Fakhruddin, Tolgay Ozbey, Laxmikant Kattimani, Alwyn George, Narayan Das, Pronay Halder

Know your SCG stars: ROVAN PEREIRA



Rovan was made the captain in our recent victories against East Bengal and Rangdajied so we thought we would profile him next in our series…….

Know your SCG stars!


Date of birth: 17/11/82

Nationality: Indian

Previous Clubs: Vasco Sports Club/ ONGC

Position: Left back/ Left midfield

Highlight of your football career: Winning Goa Super Cup & Goa Pro League in 2013

International Club you support: Liverpool FC

International Country you follow: India

Favourite footballer: Neymar

Music you enjoy: Hip-Hop

Favourite music artist: Sunidhi Chauhan

Favourite actor: Amir Khan

Best movie of all time: Dhoom 3

Alternate career had you not been a footballer: Seaman

Sporting Clube de Goa take on Dempo in Fed Cup Semi’s

Sporting Clube de Goa ready for action

Sporting Clube de Goa ready for action

In an All-Goan derby, Panjim rivals, Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo Sports Club will do battle at the Semi-final stage of the 35th Federation Cup, organized by the AIFF at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Cochin in Kerala on Thursday night. The kick off is 7.30 pm and the match is live on Ten Action.
Sporting Goa reached the final after recovering from a first match 3-5 loss to Bengaluru FC, to go on and defeat East Bengal 2-1 and overcome Rangdajied United 2-0 in the subsequent match’s to top group “B” with 6 points.
Dempo topped group “D” with 7 points after overcoming Bhowanipore Sports Club 2-1, followed by defeating United Sikkim 3-0. In their last group game they were held to a goalless draw by Mohammedan Sporting.
In their pursuit for goals in this campaign, Sporting Goa have had three main sharp shooters in Victorino Fernandes (3 goals), Boima Jerry Karpeh (2 goals) and Beevan D’Mello (2goals).
When the two clubs met in this season’s I-League, it was Sporting Goa who won by a solitary goal scored by Boima Jerry Karpeh.

Sporting Clube de Goa qualify for the Semi’s

Federation Cup 2013-14 Logo
Sporting Clube de Goa qualify for the Semi’s

Sporting Clube de Goa qualified for the semi finals of the Federation Cup after Bengaluru FC lost 0-2 to East Bengal, on Tuesday night, in Kerala.
Former Sporting Clube de Goa star Chidi Edeh scored both goals for East Bengal.
Sporting Clube de Goa will now face Dempo Sports Club in the Semi finals, in Cochin (Kerala) on Thursday. The match is being telecast live on Ten action at 7.30pm.


Sporting Clube de Goa keep Semi-final hopes alive

Second half goals from Boima Jerry karpeh and Victorino Fernandes was enough to give Sporting Clube de Goa a 2-0 victory over Rangdajied United in the Federation Cup, organsied by the AIFF at MDS Complex, Manjeri, in Kerala on Tuesday. The match was goalless at the breather.
Nine minutes after resumption, Rowlin Borges picked out Boima Jerry Karpeh and he opened the scoring for the Flaming Oranje with a delightful chip over the Rangdajied custodian.
Twenty minutes from time, substitiute Victorino Fernandes made sure of the victory for Sporting Goa as he ran past his marker before sinking the ball into back of the net.
With this result, Sporting Goa completes their group “B” appointments with 6 points from three games, while Rangdajied finish on 2 points.
Sporting Goa will now hope East Bengal can get at least a point against Bengaluru FC in the last game of the group, in order for them to qualify for the semi-finals.

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (gk), Keenan Almeida, Gonzalo Neila, Kalu Ogba, Jovel Martins, Beevan D’Mello, Pratesh Shirodkar, Rowlin Borges, Rovan Pereira (C), Boima Karpeh, Joyner Lourenco

Rangdajied United: Surjay Pariyar (gk), Lamine Tamba, David K.C. Ngaihte, Eugeneson Lyngdoh (c), Edmar Figueira, T. Lalnunpuia, Thomas Saikhom, Gourmangi Singh, Kim Song Yong, W. Tomba Singh, Yohei Iwasaki,