Sporting Clube de Goa sign up Sesa quartet


Sporting Clube de Goa has strengthened their squad with an injection of Goan Youth as they completed the signing of four Sesa F.A. players at the SCG Headquarters in Panjim, on Wednesday.

Ponif Vaz, Myron Pereira, Fayaz Shaikh and Isaac Negredo are the four diamonds that the Flaming Oranje will cut and polish with the hope of taking them to I-League standards.

The 23 year old stopper, Ponif who hails from Fatorda has grown up watching Sporting Goa at the PJN Stadium and is delighted to be signing for SCG. “I want to cement my place in the Sporting Goa team and hope it becomes a catalyst for playing for the Indian national team,” reasoned Ponif.

Ponif joined Sesa at 16 and has got three years of experience playing in the Goa Pro League. The highlight of his career was winning the Gold Medal at the Lusiofonia games with the Goa-India team last year. Ponif started his youth career with Salcete FC and has been part of the Goa Santosh trophy team for the last two years.

Myron, the 20 year old Nuvem based stopper, played for Salgaocar U-14 before enrolling with Sesa at 16, with whom he won the Taca Goa U-20 League in 2013. “After Sesa withdrew the senior team it was a nervous time for us, but I thank the Sporting Clube de Goa management for giving us this opportunity,” informed Myron.

21 year old goalkeeper Fayaz is from Cuncolim and has represented Goa at the Santosh trophy this year which was a proud moment for him. “Representing Goa was an amazing feeling. I am now looking forward to playing for Sporting Clube de Goa,” said Fayaz.

The 19 year old right back, Isaac studied at Don Bosco School in Panjim and played for the Don Bosco Oratory at U-14 and U-16 level. He later moved to the Vasco Sports Club U-18 side and eventually on to Sesa. “I am pleased to be back training at Don Bosco with Sporting Goa,” stated Isaac.

PHOTO: (Left to right) Sporting Clube de Goa’s new signings Ponif, Isaac, Fayaz and Myron.


Sporting Clube de Goa cruise past Bagan

ODAFA SCORES!!!!!!!!!!

ODAFA SCORES!!!!!!!!!!


HERO of the match Odafa Okolie netted a second half brace as Sporting Clube de Goa overcame McDowell’s Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the HERO I-League at PJN Stadium, Fatorda, on Saturday.
In the second session Sporting Goa took the lead when Alber Gonsalves played a short corner to Pratesh Shirodkar who relayed the ball back to Brandon Fernandes and his cross to the back post was met by the head of Odafa who scored.
It took Bagan just three minutes to draw level when Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa fired in from a cross.
Sporting Goa continued to work hard and was rewarded when Odafa curled the ball into the back of the net in the 87th minutes to seal victory for the Flaming Oranje.

Bengaluru FC cruise to 4-1 win

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Bengaluru FC defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 4-1 in the HERO I-League at Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore on Tuesday. Bengaluru led 1-0 at the breather.

Sporting Clube de Goa lost Captain Anthony Wolfe through injury midway in the first half which severely hampered their attacking options.

Bengaluru took the lead through Joshua Walker who nodded home a free kick which was swung in by Eugeneson Lyngdoh.

Changing over, Rino Antao, Thoi Singh and Beikhokhei Beingaicho further swelled the lead for Bengaluru.

In the closing stages Sporting Goa earned a well deserved consolation goal, when Victorino Fernandes’ powerful shot took a deflection of Bengaluru defender John Johnson’s foot before entering the net.

Ten men Sporting Goa held by ten men Shillong


Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Anthony Wolfe ‘4)

Shillong Lajong FC 1 (Cornell Glen ’42)


Ten men Sporting Clube de Goa was held by ten men Shillong Lajong FC to a 1-1 draw in the Hero I-League, at PJN Stadium, Fatorda on Saturday. Both goals came in the first half.

Sporting Goa opened the scoring after just four minutes when Odafa Okoli used sublime skill to send a neat through ball for Anthony Wolfe who coolly finished it off with a piercing drive.

Three minutes before the break, Lajong drew level after Cornell Glen who had hit the post earlier, made no mistake with this opportunity to fire in the equaliser.

The second half was just as lively, with Odafa rattling the cross bar with a stinging drive from the edge of the box.

Early in the second half the Shillong Goalkeeper Vishal Kaith received a straight red card for handling the ball outside the box, after Wolfe was through on goal.

In the closing stages, Sporting Goa defender Joyner Lourenco saw red after receiving his second caution of the game for a reckless tackle.

The Flaming Oranje through everything at their opponents and deserved to win, but could not find the breakthrough.

Sporting Goa striker Odafa Oneyka Okoli was adjudged the Hero man of the match.


Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (GK), Mahmoud AlAmna, Anthony Wolfe (C), Odafa Okoli, Jovel Martins, Pratesh Shirodkar, Mauvin Borges, Rojen Singh, Cajetan Fernandes, Miguel Garcia, Joyner Lourenco

Red card: (Joyner Lourenco ‘25 & ‘78)

Yellow card: (Anthony Wolfe ’41)


Substitutions: (Victorino Fernandes in / Mauvin Borges out ’44), Rowllin Borges in/ Mahmoud Al Amna out ’64), (Marcus Mascarenhas in/ Cajetan Fernandes out ‘72)


Subs on bench: Creson Antao, Victorino Fernandes, Chandrashekar Chinta, Rowllin Borges, Kamaljit Singh, Marcus Mascarenhas, Alber Gonsalves,


Shillong Lajong FC: Aibor Khongjee (C), Nim Dorjee Tamang, Minchol Son, David Nghaite, Cornell Glen, Joseph Lalfakzuala, Boithang Haokip, Robin Gurung, Penn Orji, Vishal Kaith (GK), Uilliams Silva

Red card: (Vishal Kaith ’51)

Yellow card: (Boithang Haokip ’29)


Substitutions: (Kunzang Bhutia in/ David Nghaite out ’52), (Zodingliana Ralte in/ Uilliams Silva ’66), (Durga Boro in/ Joseph Lalfakzuala out ’76)

Subs on bench: Kunzang Bhutia (GK), Rupert Nongrum, Ongnam Milan Singh, Durga Boro, Zodingliana Ralte, Jibon Singh, Samuel Shadap



Bharat FC overcome Sporting Clube de Goa

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Bharat FC 1 (Mehrajuddin Wadoo ’60)

Sporting Clube de Goa 0

Bharat FC overcame Sporting Clube de Goa by a solitary goal in round 9 of the HERO I-League at Balewadi Stadium, Pune on Wednesday. The match was goalless at half time.

After resumption, Bharat got the all-important goal which proved to be the winner in the 60th minute when Mehrajuddin Wadoo rose highest to head home from a swift corner swung in by Lester Fernandez.

Bharat FC: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Romauld Boco, Kris Bright, Lester Fernandez, Robert Hassell, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Subhash Singh, Tomba Singh, Goramangi Singh (C), Dharmaraj Ravanan, Syed Nabi,

Yellow card: (Romauld Boco ’76)

Substitutions: (Gunashekar Vignesh in/ Robert Hassell out ’69), (Steven Dias in/ Subhash Singh out ’87), (Naorem James Singh in/ Mehrajuddin Wadoo out ‘90+2)

Subs on bench: Shahinlal Meloly, Naorem James Singh, Bikramjeet Singh, Steven Dias, Gunashekar Vignesh, Manjeet Singh, Rajinder Kumar

Sporting Clube de Goa:  Jovel Martins, Sandesh Jhingan, Victorino Fernandes, Miguel Garcia (C), Pratesh Shirodkar, Rojen Singh, Mauvin Borges, Cajetan Fernandes, Joyner Lourenco, Ogba Kalu, Lalit Thapa (GK),

Yellow card: (Miguel Garcia ’33)

Substitutions: (Anthony Wolfe in/ Cajetan Fernandes out ’58), (Rowllin Borges in/ Rojen Singh out ’73), (Beevan D’Mello in/ Mauvin Borges out ’80)

Subs on bench: Ravi Kumar, Chandrashekar Chinta, Creson Antao, Rowllin Borges, Beevan D’Mello, Anthony Wolfe, Sumeet Passi,

Rooney brace gives Bengaluru victory



Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Anthony Wolfe ’66)
Bengaluru FC 3 (Sean Rooney ’29 & ‘45+1, Beikhokhei Beingaicho ‘86)

Man of the match Sean Rooney netted a first half brace as Bengaluru FC overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in round 8 of the HERO I-League organised by the AIFF at PJN Stadium Fatorda on Saturday. Bengaluru led 2-0 at the interval.

Sean Rooney blasted in the opener in the 29th minute after receiving a neat flick on from Robin Singh, which capped off a good move by the visitors.

Deep into injury time of the first session, Bengaluru doubled their lead when Sean Rooney’s free kick flew into the roof of the net after the ball took a slight deflection off the wall.

Changing over, there was a moment to smile for the Flaming Oranje when substitute Anthony Wolfe netted his first goal of the season after he courageously ran onto Ogba Kalu’s pass and lifted the ball over the out rushing Bengaluru custodian.

In the dying minutes, Bengaluru inflated the lead when substitute Beikhokhei Beingaichho carved the ball in from close after Sporting Goa failed to clear their lines.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa striker Victorino Fernandes attempts to break through the Bengaluru defence.

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (GK), Kalu Ogba, Jovel Martins, Victorino Fernandes, Mauvin Borges, Rojen Singh, Sumeet Passi, Cajetan Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Sandesh Jhingan, Miguel Garcia (C),

Yellow cards: (Sumeet Passi ‘15, Rojen Singh ‘27, Jovel Martins’45)

Substitutions: (Anthony Wolfe in/ Sumeet Passi out ’35), (Pratesh Shirodkar in/ Mauvin Borges out ’78, (Beevan D’Mello in/ Rowllin Borges out ’79)

Subs on bench: Don Bosco Fernandes, Anthony Wolfe, Beevan D’Mello, Pratesh Shirodkar, Chandrashekar Chinta, Kamaljit Singh, Joyner Lourenco

Bengaluru FC: Curtis Osana, John Johnsen, Sean Rooney, Robin Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C), Thoi Singh, Rino Antao, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Shankar Sampangi, Lalchhuanmawia, Lalthuammwawia Ralte (GK),

Yellow cards: (Robin Singh ’10, Rino Antao ’14, John Johnson ’62)

Substitutions: (Beikhokhei Beingaichho in/ Sean Rooney out ’46), (Siam Hanghal in/ Eugeneson Lyngdoh out ’54), (C.K Vineeth in/ Sunil Chhetri out ‘86)

Subs on bench: Pawan Kumar, Gurteh Singh, Malemnganba Meitei, Beikhokhei Beingaichho, Siam Hangal, Keegan Pereira, C.K Vineeth,

Samword’s brace wins it for Salgaocar


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Samword Pereira netted a fine brace as Salgaocar FC overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in Gfa’s U-14 League at Seraulim ground, on Monday. Salgaocar led 3-0 at the lemon break.

Samword opened the scoring after just seven minutes when he volleyed into the net after the ball was whipped in from the right flank by Aaron Barreto.

Within sixty seconds, Salgaocar doubled their lead when Samword tapped in after receiving the ball from Bryson’s Fernandes’ neat cut back.

Just before the break Aaron Barreto carefully lifted the ball over the goalkeeper for Salgaocar’s third.

Changing over, Sporting Goa looked like a team that had completely transformed. In the opening minute, Shubham Shirwaikar showed great intent when he fired in to pull a goal back for the Flaming Oranje.

Despite Sporting Goa’s resilient fight back they could not further add to the score board.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar search for possession at Seraulim.

Salgaocar FC 3 (Samword Pereira ‘7 & ‘8, Aaron Barreto ’33)
Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Shubham Shirwaikar ’37)

Salgaocar FC: Alisto Pinto (GK), Jesus Fernandes, Brison Fernandes, Tyson Silva (C), Cliene Da Costa, Tyson Carvalho, Velton Fernandes, Maldino Rodrigues, Aaron Barreto, Samword Pereira, Aaron Mascarenhas,

Substitutions: (Danston Fernandes in/ Cleine Da Costa out ’68), (Aditya D’Cruz in/ Jesus Fernandes out ’70)

Subs on bench: Leitzen D’Costa, Joaquim Fernandes, Sayed Nafees, Mackenzie Dias, Keegan Colaco, Aditya D’Cruz, Danston Fernandes

Sporting Clube de Goa: Shubham Shirwaikar, Aman Govekar (C), Omkar Parwar, Shane Rebelo, Shanon Viegas, Nikhil Correira, Sanket Kunkolkar, Osrick Trindade, Peter Menezes, Bevan Monteiro, Saiesh Kunkolkar,

Yellow card: (Osrick Trindade ’28)

Substitutions: (Klein Pereira in/ Sanket Kunkolkar out ’50), (Cheston Gonsalves in/ Nikhil Correira out ’62)

Subs on bench: Cheston Gonsalves, Sherwin Fernandes, Ramson Cardoso, Ashley Noronha, Klein Pereira, Jude Baptista