Bhaichung felicitated by East Bengal

Posted on 18/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Indian Football Icon and East Bengal legend Bhaichung Bhutia was felicitated today by East Bengal Club for being recently inducted in AFC Hall of Fame.



The Club felicitated him with a memento which was presented to him by Club President Dr. Pranab Dasgupta on behalf of the Club.


Bhaichung said it was his long cherished wish that he would bid adieu to soccer in an East Bengal jersey. That bit is likely come true soon as Bhutia, who spent his best years with the club, is planning to play a few matches donning the red and gold jersey in the second phase of this season’s I-League.

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East Bengal U-19 clinch win

Posted on 14/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Kingfisher East Bengal U-19, runners-up of the U-19 I-League 2013-14 defeated Mohammedan SC U-19 by 2-0 margin in their opening match of U-19 I League played today at East Bengal ground.



Budhwa Bara and Soumen Majumdar scored a goal each  in the 41st and the 67th minute of the game respectively.


Kingfisher East Bengal U-19 will play their next match against Mcdowell’s Mohun Bagan U-19 at the same venue on 19th December.

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ZICO VISITS EAST BENGAL CLUB

Posted on 09/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Brazilian football legend Zico visited the club today during his visit to Kolkata. 



Arthur Antunes Coimbra, fondly known as Zico, was the architect of the Selecao during the late 1970s and the early 80s, where he represented the National Team in the FIFA World Cup in 1978, 1982, and 1986.

 

He is considered as one of the best players in football history not to have been on a part of the World Cup winning squad. In 2004. He was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players, and was also inducted in the FIFA Hall of Fame.


 


Zico visited the football team dressing room and met the players. He also visited the other infrastructural facilities at the club such as the Gymnasium, Jacuzzi, Ground.

 


He was later felicitated by East Bengal Club. A memento and a Kingfisher East Bengal jersey was presented to him on behalf of the club.

 


Zico said, "I am delighted to visit one of the greatest football clubs in India. Incidentally, I started my career at a Brazilian club whose jersey colour is the same red & gold as East Bengal. I wish East Bengal all the success and wish them to achieve many laurels."

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PRACTICE SESSION STARTS AFTER THE BREAK

Posted on 01/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


After the Calcutta Football League win there was a month long break in training sessions of the Kingfisher East Bengal team.


Many of the Kingfisher East Bengal players are currently taking part in Indian Super League, but preparations have begun in full earnest after the break with the players who are not taking part in ISL.



One man on the sideline stays more focused than anyone else – Head Coach Mr. Armando Colaco. He takes note and the next moment, he screams - Man on, run, attack and so on... 



Besides fitness training and physical conditioning the team is playing regularly practice matches with the club’s U-17 & U-19 team.



The team also played practice matches with District XI’s comprising of players from other clubs of Premier Division which they won and also played a match with Premier side Mohammedan SC’s full team which they lost.



The practice sessions will continue and the team is also waiting for the players playing in ISL to join the team after the Indian Super League ends to start preparation for the Federation Cup.

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KEB PLAYERS PERFORMANCE IN ISL

Posted on 30/11/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


An in depth look into the performance of KEB players currently playing in the ISL with statistics ( updated till ISL matches played upto 24th November )


Compiled by: Gautam Ray, Media Officer, Kingfisher East Bengal


Performances Analysis of Kingfisher East Bengal players who have made their debut in Indian Super League.

 

 


DEFENDERS

 
Arnab Mondal
(Atletico de Kolkata) - He has played in all the 10 matches for his team and has distinguished himself with a number of outstanding performances. He remains to be one of the main props of Athletico de Kolkata's defence. So far he has been booked twice.


Raju Gaikwad
(Mumbai FC) - He has made only two appearances for his team. His performance has not been too good. He was however made to play in the unfamiliar right back position.

 

Deepak Mondal (Mumbai FC) - He has played in 7 matches for his franchisee. He started of a little slowly as initiall he was tried out at left wing back position. After returning to his favourite right wing back/central defender role he has put in a consistent performance and did not miss any of the last five games of his team.

 

Gurwinder Singh (Kerala Blasters) - He has made five appearances for his franchise. After a somewhat hesitant start he has settled down in his role and have impressed in the last two outings vs Delhi Dynamos and the then table toppers Athletico de Kolkata. He has been booked once.

 

Saumik Dey (Kerala Blasters) - He has played in 7 matches for his team. He too has been performing consistently in the last four matches. He has also been booked once.

 

Robert Lalthalmuana (Delhi Dynamos) - He has so far made three appearances for his team but is yet to play full match. He has been benched due to an injury.

 

Abhishek Das (Chennayin FC) - He has played two matches so far. After a fine performance in the first match he was injured in the second and have not reappeared since.


 


MIDFIELDERS

 

Lalrindika Ralte (Mumbai City FC) - He has played in all the 10 matches for his team and put up a creditable showing in a number of them. He continues to have a significant role in the composition of the team.

 

Mehtab Hossein (Kerala Blasters) - He featured in the first 4 matches of his team and has since been dropped. He was booked once.

 

S. Malsawmtluanga (Delhi Dynamos) - He has played 9 matches for his franchise and put up a good performance in all of them. He was rested only in the fixture vs FC Goa on 13th November.

 

Harmanjyot Singh Khabra (Chennayin FC) - After missing the opening fixture vs FC Goa on 15th October he consistently featured in the subsequent 9 matches and caught the pundits' eye with some outstanding performances. He provided one assist in the match vs Mumbai City FC which Chennaiyin won 5-1. He has been booked twice.


 


Cavin Lobo (Atletico de Kolkata) - He has represented his team in 4 matches so far.He scored 2 goals vs FC Goa on 23rd October and was declared Man of the Match. He was injured in the match vs Chennaiyin on 14th November and have since not featured in any match.

 

Leo Bertos (North East United) - He has made two appearances for his team both as substitutes. He has been benched thereafter,

 

Joaquim  Abranches (Pune City) - He made his debut for Pune FC in their last match vs FC Goa on 22nd November. Although coming in as a substitute he had a good match.


 


STRIKERS

 

Baljit Singh Sahni (Atletico de Kolkata) - He has featured in all the 10 matches of Atletico de Kolkata and had a good performance throughout. He has scored one goal so far vs Kerala Blasters on 26th October. He has been booked twice.

 

Dudu Omagbemi (Pune FC) - He has played 7 matches for his franchise. He has scored one goal vs Atletico de Kolkata and dished out a sterling performance which facilitated him to win the Man of the Match award. He has also provided one assist.

 

Ranti Martins (FC Goa) - He has played 6 matches for his team and have provided one assist so far.

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KEB Players in the ISL

Posted on 11/10/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Hero Indian Super League – a franchisee based football competition like the IPL in cricket has started in India. It uses a franchise system in which eight teams were created to participate in the league.



The selected cities/state are:

Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Pune, Kochi, Mumbai, and Guwahati.


Foreign star players were drafted beside the Indian players for the ISL. Indian players were also drafted from various I League clubs. Kingfisher East Bengal players will also be playing in the ISL and they will be there in each of the eight franchisees.

 

Atletico de Kolkata - Cavin Lobo, Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafique, Baljit Singh Sahni


Delhi Dynamos FC- Robert Lalthlamuana, Shylo Malswamtluanga


Kerala Blasters- Mehtab Hossain, Gurwinder Singh, Luis Barreto, Saumik Dey


Chennaiyin FC- Harmanjyot Singh Khabra, Abhijit Mondal, Abhishek Das, Sukhwinder Singh


FC Pune City- Joaquim Abranches, Dudu Omagbemi


Mumbai City FC- Lalrindika Ralte, Raju Gaikwad, Deepak Mondal


FC Goa- Ranti Martins Soleye


North East United  FC- Leo Bertos

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Facebook Milestone For East Bengal

Posted on 28/09/14 by Admin

We share an article published on I League Official Site: i-league.org



Facebook Milestone For East Bengal


I-LEAGUE Media Team


KOLKATA: I-League giants Kingfisher East Bengal have added yet another feather to their cap this year as they notched up as nearly as a whopping 13 lakh ‘likes’ on social media giant facebook.


This figure makes them the most followed Indian football Club in the facebook circuit as of now, in both the I-League as well as the newly-formed Indian Super League.



The Red-and-Golds recently took to photo sharing social media platform instagram [instagram.com/eastbengalfcas well, in order to continue the Club’s presence online, and build more ways to engage the fans via the internet and mobile.


The Club also has official profiles on video sharing platform YouTube, Flickr, besides their official website - eastbengalfootballclub.com.


East Bengal have already created history this year by pulling off a victory in their final game against Tollygunge Agrami in the 2014/15 edition of the Calcutta Football League; and thus lifting the coveted title for the 36th time, as well as five consecutive times, for the second time.


They were adjudged runners up in the I-League last season, as they collected a total of 43 points, four adrift of eventual Champions Bengaluru FC.

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East Bengal crowned CFL Champions

Posted on 16/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal became Champions of the Calcutta Football League - Premier Givison for the record 36 times when they defeated Tollygunge Agragami 2-1 in their final match at VYBK today.


With this triumph East Bengal topped the League table with 25 points from 10 matches and became the only Kolkata team to win the League five times in a row twice. Earlier the Club had won the League from 1970 to 1975 (Six times) consecutively.



East Bengal also share the record winning the League more than 30 times and join the select band of the following illustrious teams:


 
East Bengal - Calcutta Football League- 36 times
FC Ajax - - Dutch League- 33 times
Real Madrid - La Liga (Spain) - 32 times
Juventus - Serie A (Italian League) - 30 times


 
Of all the 36 triumphs this was East Bengal's sweetest as the job was done by a bunch of talented youngsters ie Avinash Ruidas ,Prohlad Roy, Kisan Bagh, Safar Sardar and Abhishek Das whose role were strategised and conceptualised by Head Coach Armando Colaco . Full credit should be given to Colaco for this standout performance.

 


 

As for the match East Bengal dominated the early exchanges and shot into the lead in the 26th minute when Prohlad Roy stabbed in an Avinash Ruidas cross. Tollygunge restored parity in the 33rd minute when Bello Rasaq nodded in a flag kick by Mohan Sarkar. But within three minutes Ranti Martins scored the winner taking advantage of a mix up in Tollygunge's defence.


East Bengal led 2-1 at the half time.


In the second session Tollygunge made a number of attacks but were mostly foiled by Abhra Mondal under the East Bengal bar.



Sukhwinder Singh who was later adjudged the man of the match had an outstanding game. 

 
KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar, R.Dhanarajan, Prohlad Roy (Kisan Bagh-73'), Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Avinash Ruidas (Saumik Dey-87'), Ranti Martins, Dudu Omagbemi

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East Bengal rout SAI East Zone

Posted on 13/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal scored at will and swamped SAI (EZ) 6-0 in their match of Calcutta Football League - Premier Division at VYBK today.


With this win East Bengal climbed to the top position of the table which they share with Tollugunge Agragami. Both teams have 22 points from 9 matches with the same goal difference of +18 but the Red and Golds have scored more goals. The showdown between the top two is scheduled to be held at 4pm on Tuesday ie 16th September,2014 at VYBK.


East Bengal dominated todays match from the start and started scoring on the 16th minute through Dudu Omagbemi who scored with a long grounder after being put through by Prohlad Roy. Ranti Martins doubled the score in the 27th minute when he tapped in a clinical R.Dhanarajan centre. Dudu scored a peach of a goal in the 39th minute when he bulged the net with a brilliant pile driver from a Ranti assist. Diwas Tamang scored an own goal in added time and East Bengal went into the breather with a comfortable 4-0 margin.



Leo Bertos got his name in the scoresheet when he scored with a hard drive of Subodh Kumar assist in the 77th minutes. Four minutes later Dudu completed his hatrick when he scored with an angular shot off a Subodh Kumar pass. This was Dudu's second hatrick in the League earlier one coming against Army XI.


With this goal Dudu also climbed to top top goal poacher's spot with 8 goals along with Koko Sakibo of Tollygunge.For East Bengal Dhanarajan and Subodh Kumar had a good match.East Bengal 6-0 win over SAI (EZ) is the highest margin in this year's League.
 

KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar (Wasim Akram Mallick-62'), R.Dhanarajan, Prohlad Roy (Manas Sarkar-78'), Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Abinash Ruidas, Ranti Martins (Leo Bertos-63'), Dudu Omagbemi.

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East Bengal trounce Police AC

Posted on 10/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal maintained their winning ways and trounced Police AC 4-1 to register their 6th triumph out of 8 matches in Kolkata Premier League at VYBK today. With this win East Bengal climbed up to the second position in the table with 19 points.


Incidentally the match was earlier abandoned due to bad light in mid August with East Bengal leading 1-0 after 70 minutes at the East Bengal/Aryan ground.


Police AC started the game strongly and went ahead in the 2nd minute when Nilkanth Pariya capitalising on a miss pass of Abhishek Das beat the Red and Gold custodian with a stinging shot. East Bengal counter attacked but Police defence particularly their goalkeeper Jhantu Mandal held firm. East Bengal after missing a number of sitters set things right in a five minute blitzkrieg before the breather.



Ranti Martins of a Subodh Kumar assist scored the leveller with a brilliant shot in the 41st minute. Dudu Omagbemi nodded in the second goal off a Gurwinder Singh assist three minutes later. Dudu again scored with a fine tap in of a perfect cross from Prahlad Roy. East Bengal led 3-1 at half time.



The second half was dominated by East Bengal who completed the scoring with a pile driver from Prahlad Roy in added time.

 

KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh ,Safar Sardar, R.Dhanarajan, Prahlad Roy, Subodh Kumar (Anthony Soren -76'), Sukhwinder Singh (Kisan Bagh- 93'), Avinash Ruidas, Ranti Martins (Leo Bertos-69'), Dudu Omagbemi

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East Bengal beat Southern Samity

Posted on 07/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 


Video Courtsey: Indian Football Home


Kingfisher East Bengal edge past Southern Samity  by a solitary goal in their Calcutta Football League – Premier Division match played today afternoon at Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat.


Prahlad Roy scored the winner with a spectacular left footed swerving long ranger in the 42nd minute of play.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar, R Dhanarajan, Prahlad Roy (Antony Soren), Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Abinash Ruidas, Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins

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Kingfisher East Bengal rout Army XI

Posted on 04/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


After their Derby triumph last Sunday a new look East Bengal team maintained their winning sequence when they crushed Army XI 4-1in their sixth Kolkata League fixture at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata today.


With this win East Bengal now have 13 points from six matches and are putting pressure to climb to the top of the table. East Bengal fielded an young side as most of their players have left for ISL duty but this did not deter the Red and Golds to take control of the match from the kick off and dominate the proceedings thereafter.


Ranti Martins opened the scoring for East Bengal in the 28th minute when he converted a clinical pass from Saumik Dey. Earlier Dudu Omagbemi had spurned a sitter after being put through by Ranti Red and Golds led 1-0 at the half time.



Dudu made amends eleven minutes after the breather when he latched on to a long lob of Subodh Kumar and bulged the net with a thunderous drive. In the sixty ninth minute Dudu got his second after his first strike was partially blocked by the Army custodian Sharat Narayan, Dudu completed his hatrick in the 86th minute when he crashed home of an Anthony Soren pass.


In between Jain P scored a consolation goal for Army in the 71st minute. For East Bengal apart from their Nigerian strike duo, Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar and Saumik Dey had a good outing.


 
KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Sing, Safar Sardar, Saumik Dey, Abinash Ruidas (Kisan Bag), Sukhwinder Singh ,Subodh Kumar (Anthony Soren), Deepak Tirkey (Prahlad Roy), Ranti Martins, Dudu Omagbemi

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East Bengal thrash arch rivals Mohun Bagan in CFL

Posted on 31/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


After their inaugural Derby win 89 years ago on 28th May,1925, Kingfisher East Bengal made their 150th Derby clash of Kolkata League when they recorded an emphatic 3-1 win over their arch rivals Mohun Bagan at VYBK today.


With this win East Bengal now have 10 points from 5 matches in the CFL League table. The Red and Gold started their campaign in style. After some quick exchanges Cavin Lobo snapped up a mispass of Satish Singh and ran deep into the rival penalty box where he was brought down by Bagan's defender Fatai Alao in the 13th minute.



The resultant penalty was easily converted by Ranti Martins thereby scoring his first Derby goal.


Mohun Bagan retaliated through CS Sabeeth who tapped in close after East Bengal custodian Abhijit Mondal failed to gather a Satish Singh cross in the 20th minute.


Spurred on by the equaliser Mohun Bagan made a couple of attacking moves but Abhijit and other East Bengal defenders dealt with them effectively. In the 43rd minute Fatai again fouled Ranti outside the box and the resultant free kick was crashed home by Joaquim Abranches to put the Red and Golds 2-1 ahead at the breather.



The second half was completely dominated by the red & golds. Ranti Martins nodded in the third goal of an Abranches cross. Therafter, Ranti, Bertos and substitute Malsawmtluanga wasted sitters.



East Bengal romped home deservingly 3-1. Fatai, Dhanachandra Singh (Mohun Bagan) and Raju Gaikwad (East Bengal) were booked in the match.



Joaquim Abranches was adjudged Man of the Match.


After the match East Bengal Club President Dr Pronab Das Gupta and other senior members declared an incentive of Rs 2.50 lakhs for the team for their triumph.


Kingfisher East Bengal - Abhijit Mondal, Deepak Mondal,Arnab Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Robert Lalthalmuana, Joaquim Abranches, Cavin Lobo (S.Malsawmtluanga- 83'), Mehtab Hossain, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Ranti Martins, Leo Bertos (Dudu Omagbemi-61')

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East Bengal rise to Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on 30/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal



Kingfisher East Bengal along with three other I League clubs were nominated for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by I League outfit Pune FC.
 
Kingfisher East Bengal became the first among the four clubs nominated by Pune FC to accept the challenge and in turn Kingfisher East Bengal nominated Atletico de Kolkata, cricketer Sourav Ganguly and Shillong Lajong FC to follow suit.
 
The Ice Bucket challenge was done at East Bengal ground after the training session today.
 
Coach Armando Colaco nominated Atletico de Kolkata, cricketer Sourav Ganguly and Shillong Lajong FC to follow suit.
 
After that Captain Harmanjyot Khabra, Vice Captain Gurwinder Singh, Robert Lalthlamuana, Abhishek Das, Subodh Kumar and Leo Bertos sat on the chair at the ground while Deepak Mondal, Abhra Mondal, Safar Sardar, Baljit Sahni, Md. Rafique and Cavin Lobo dumped a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. 
 
Kingfisher East Bengal support the noble cause... rise to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and also pledge a donation to ALS Association.

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East Bengal granted AFC License

Posted on 29/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


The first AIFF Club Licensing Workshop for the 2014/15 Football season successfully took place at the AIFF Headquarters, Football House, New Delhi today.


Present on the occasion were officials from AFC (Asian Football Confederation), as well as, representatives from the I-League Clubs. Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League, also graced the occasion.


The objective of the workshop was to give the Clubs an insight into different aspects of the game, both on-and-off the field. The discussions dealt on marketing and promotion of the Clubs, match day activities, operations, roles of support staff and other relevant issues.


Mr. Windsor John, Deputy General Secretary, AFC, also Head of Competitions, asserted the importance of the Club Licensing, and mentioned AFC’s commitment to help improve football in India.

 

“First of all, I congratulate I-League for conducting this workshop,” Mr. John said.

 

“Club Licensing is a very important feature in the AFC Champions League assignment. The Clubs need to understand that this is not a policing license, but a license to develop.

 

“Hence, I ask all the clubs to embrace it. India has got tremendous potential. Small steps, a long-term plan, and the right people, can take it a long way.”

 

Mr. Mahajan Nair, Head of Club Licensing, AFC highlighted club development with special significance on the AFC development program – the Kick Off project.


Kingfisher East Bengal were granted AFC License & National License which was handed over by Mr. Windsor John to Mr. Arunava Bhattacharya - Admin Manager of Kingfisher East Bengal in presence of I League CEO Mr. Sunando Dhar.

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East Bengal to play in AFC Cup Qualifiers

Posted on 28/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

Kingfisher East Bengal will play in AFC Cup Qualifiers in coming season to play in AFC Cup.


AFC President’s which was the third tier of the AFC Club Competitions will be withdrawn from 2015 and AFC Champions League & AFC Cup will be the two competitions for the Asian Clubs from 2015.


AFC Competitions Committee proposed a revamp of the AFC club competitions. The member associations are ranked based on their national team's and clubs' performance over the last four years in AFC competitions, with the allocation of slots for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the AFC club competitions determined by the 2014 rankings.


India has got a slot in AFC Champions League Play Off & AFC Cup Play Off.


Kingfisher East Bengal will have to play AFC Cup Qualifiers Play Off to qualify for the tournament.


Current I League champions Bengaluru FC will be playing the ACL Qualifiers Play Off.

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AFC Inspectors visit Kingfisher East Bengal

Posted on 28/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Kingfisher East Bengal was visited by AFC inspectors who carried out checks as part of the AFC club licensing criteria, on Thursday.



The experts took a close look at the training ground facilities at East Bengal ground, Age-Group teams before heading to the East Bengal Club tent to carry out interviews of the staff and coaches.

 

The criteria which was being assessed was Infrastructure, Sporting, Youth Development (Age-group teams), financial, and personnel/administrative.

 

Head of AFC research and support services Steve Kim presented AFC’s new regulations for participation in AFC competitions. He was accompanied by AFC Manager of Accounts Kevin Org and AFC Head of Club Licensing Mahajan Nair.

 

I-League CEO Sunando Dhar and I-League club li were also present on behalf of the AIFF.

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East Bengal held by Kalighat MS

Posted on 26/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

Kingfisher East Bengal were held to an 1-1 draw by Kalighat Milan Sangha in their match of Calcutta Football League – Premier Division played today at Salt Lake Stadium.


The red & golds got an early lead in the 2nd minute of play when Harmanjyot Singh Khabra headed in a free kick from Mehtab Hossain from the left. But East Bengal couldn’t hold on to their lead as in the 12th minute Sourav Mullick scored for Kalighat MS when took advantage of a faulty clearance from Joaquim Abranches on the top of the box.


In the second half the red & golds piled on more pressure to get an elusive goal but all their efforts went  into vain as they failed to break the deadlock.

 

KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL:  Louis Barreto, Abhishek Das, Raju Gaikwad, Arnab Mondal (Gurwinder Singh), Saumik Dey, Joaquim Abranches (Baljit Singh Sahni), Mehtab Hossain (Shylo Malswamtluanga), Leo Bertos, Harmanjyot Singh Khabra, Cavin Lobo, Ranti Martins

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TOI REVIEW - FOOTBALL ALMANAC

Posted on 26/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

The Times of India, Kolkata Edition published a review of EAST BENGAL CLUB – FOOTBALL ALMANAC on Monday.


TOI REVIEW


Red-n-Gold Almanac


The East Bengal club launched their Football Almanac amid much fanfare. Apart from contributions from leading sports officials and journalists, the 116-page book also contains a specially written message from Union finance minister Arun Jaitley . “To the people of East Bengal origin, it is not just a football team but also a culture. There is no national football tournament left that the club has not won even once,“ Jaitley noted. The book is available at the club tent for Rs 250.

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Kingfisher East Bengal edge past Aryan

Posted on 23/08/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal clinched a thrilling 2-1 win against Aryan Club in their Calcutta Football League-Premier Division match played today at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.


Aryan got an early lead in the 11th minute when Sagar Das scored of defensive lapse. East Bengal tried for the equalizer but couldn’t found the net and the match went into the lemon break with red & golds trailing by a goal.



The red & golds started with an attacking flair in the second half but has to wait till 69th minute to find the equaliser. Arnab Mondal scorching header off a Robert Lalthlamuana free-kick found the net to make the scoreline 1-1. Before that Ranti Martins missed a few sitters.


After the equalizer the red & golds continued to attack more to find another goal but the Aryan players lead by their goalkeeper started resorting to time wasting tactics resulting in frequent stoppage of play.



During the stoppage time Subodh Kumar got a loose ball deflecting off an Aryan defender and he made no mistake in slotting it home to clinch the win for the red & golds.

 

KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhijit Mondal, Dipak Mondal, Gurwinder Singh, Arnab Mondal, Robert Lalthlamuana, Shylo Malswamtluanga, Mehtab Hossain (Leo Bertos), Cavin Lobo (Subodh Kumar), Joaquim Abranches, Baljit Singh Sahni, Ranti Martins Soleye

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