Saturday, 25 October 2014

ISL suspends Pires, Fikru & Habas for FC Goa vs Atlético de Kolkata bust-ups!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) disciplinary committee has announced its ruling on incidents which took place during Match 10 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) between FC Goa and Atlético de Kolkata on October 23. FC Goa marquee player Robert Pirès and Atlético de Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa, manager Antonio López Habas, and goalkeeping coach Deshi Bhaktawer have all been fined and suspended from upcoming fixtures for their respective teams, pending appeal. All parties have the right to lodge an appeal within four days.

Details of the individual punishments are as follows:

1. Robert Pirès of FC Goa has been suspended for the next two matches of the ISL and fined ₹5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh) for breach of AIFF Disciplinary Code (Article 58) of Offensive Behaviour and Fair Play.

2. Fikru Lemessa of Atlético de Kolkata has been suspended for the next two matches of the ISL and fined ₹5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh) for breach of AIFF Disciplinary Code (Article 58) of Offensive Behaviour and Fair Play.

3. Antonio López Habas, manager of Atlético de Kolkata, has been suspended for the next four matches of the ISL and fined ₹5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh) for breach of AIFF Disciplinary Code (Article 58) of Offensive Behaviour and Fair Play for the second time. Habas was previously summoned and warned by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee under its Article 58, on October 18.

4. Predipkumar Bhaktawer, goalkeeping coach of Atlético de Kolkata, has been suspended for the next match of the ISL and fined ₹30,000 (Rupees thirty thousand) for breach of League Rule 22.2.

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Durand Cup: AIFF Elite Academy ride Daniel hattrick to reach qualifier semifinals!

Daniel Lalhlimpuia's second-half hattrick ensured a semifinal berth in the preliminary round of the 127th Durand cup for the AIFF Academy Under-19 boys as Goa Velha SC were beaten 3-0 at 3MTR Signals Ground, Goa.

Goa Velha after beating the tournament’s host in their opening encounter was quickly off the blocks and created some early woes to the AIFF's defence. But the wind seemed to be at the back of the AIFF’s side in the opening exchanges as they piled on early pressure creating few promising openings. Milan Basumatary led the way with a pair of efforts, though his first shot went wide and the second rattled the woodwork.

It was the AIFF Elite Academy who ended the half stronger with a corner from the left, was cleared to the edge of the penalty area only for Robinson Singh to rifle in wide off the post with a sweetly timed effort.

On to the second half, the game was all safe until 57th minute, when Robinson Singh's precise pass picked out Daniel Lalhlimpuia around the back of the Goa Velha's defence. Having got there eventually, he fired a shot across rival keeper into the far corner. In the spur of the moment, it was again Daniel Lalhlimpuia who found his way into path of Amey Ranawade's through ball. The attacking midfielder swiftly placed the ball past keeper and double the tally for the AIFF Elite Academy.

The crowd became more alive as claps of thunder echoed from the gallery with an introduction of Hayden Fernandes in the midfield for Robinson Singh. Hayden Fernandes alongside Daniel Lalhlimpuia and Malsawmzuala displayed the essence of tiki-taka football, which the spectators were enthusiastically waiting for.

The sixteen year old youth international capped Daniel Lalhlimpuia continued his prolific form and ended the Goa Velha's day on a sour note by completing his hattrick by notching onto Kamalpreet Singh pinpointed low cross.

In the second encounter, Vasco SC breezed past Garhwal Rifles 3-1 to ensure their berth in the semifinal against AIFF Elite Academy U-19 on October 26 at 8am at 3MTR Signals Ground, Goa.

FC Goa complain to Indian Super League about Atlético de Kolkata conduct!

The Team Manager of FC Goa, Jonathan D'Sousa, has handed in a official complaint to the Match Commissioner that the Referee should have expelled Atlético de Kolkata player Fikru Tefera Lemessa for head butting FC Goa player Gregory Arnolin at the match played on Thursday between FC Goa and Atlético de Kolkata in the Indian Super League.

Jonathan D'Sousa has also complained to the Match Commissioner regarding the assault by the Head Coach of Atlético de Kolkata, Antonio López Habas, on FC Goa's marquee player Robert Pires in the area in front of the player's dressing rooms during the half-time interval.

The Team Manager of team FC Goa has requested that the Disciplinary Committee take strong disciplinary action against the players and officials of Atlético de Kolkata for their violent conduct.

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