Bengaluru FC beat gritty Army Green 3-2 to enter Durand Cup semifinals
Kolkata, Sep 25 (Football News) Bengaluru FC entered the semi-finals of the Durand Cup after edging past Army Green 3-2 in an engrossing contest here on Saturday.
They face FC Goa in the second semi-final on Wednesday.
Wungngayam Muirang (20th minute), Leon Augustine (47th) and Namgyal Bhutia (74th) scored for Bengaluru while Lallawmkima (9th) and Vibin T V (89th) found the target for Army Greens.
The Army side created pressure early on and they got the reward as Lallawmkima scored from the spot in the ninth minute to take the lead.
However, BFC restored parity through Muirang in the 20th minute as he curled his free kick into the back of the net, giving Army Green’s keeper Sarath no chance whatsoever.
Leon Augustine scored for BFC just minutes into the second half. Namgyal Bhutia made it 3-1 for BFC in the 74th minute to give the Blues a comfortable two-goal cushion.
Army Greens' Dip Majumdar and Deepak Singh did create chances and put pressure on the Bengaluru goal but the Blues' defence did well to keep the lead intact.
Army Green pulled one back, through another spot-kick taken by Vibin in the 89th minute but it was too late then.
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Serie A: Napoli maintained their 100% record as both Milan clubs won to make it threeway battle at the top
(Football news) Napoli still remain the only team with a 100% record in all top European leagues as they reclaimed the top position. Juventus finally got their first league win of the season as they came from behind to help them get out of the relegation places.
AC Milan won 2-0 against Venezia as they maintain their unbeaten start to the season, Stefan Poli’s side began in the first half in a very lackluster manner as they couldn’t break the deadlock but in the second half goals from in form Brahim Diaz and a late goal for Theo Hernandez secured the all important three points for the Rosenaris. With this result Milan are in third position and level on points with Inter, who are ahead on goal difference only as they have 13 points from 5 matches.
Inter Milan won 3-1 against Fiorentina as the score doesn’t do full justice to the match. The match began with Fiorentina on the front foot as they took the lead through Ricardo Sottil in the 23rd minute but the story of the second half was completely different as Inter started dominating, they equalised through Darmian and Dzeko completed the turn around as he scored three minutes after the equalisers. Ivan Perisic put the icing on the cake as he scored late on to secure three points. With this result Inter are now in 2nd position with 13 points.
Juventus won 3-2 against Spezia in a very dramatic match, Allegri’s side were desperate to get their first win as they took the lead through Moise Kean but sloppy defending from Juventus let the lead slip out as goals from Gyasi and Antiste made it 2-1. Substitute Chiesa equalised as De Ligt completed the comeback by scoring from the corner. With this result Juve are out of the relegation places and have moved upto 12th in the table with 5 points.
Napoli thrashed Sampdoria 4-0 to move to the top of the table. Spalletti’s side were at their dominant best as Victor Osimhen opened the scoring within the first 10 minutes, Napoli just became better as the game progressed as they scored further goals from Ruiz and Zielinski which helped them seal all three points. Napoli have 15 points from 5 matches to show for their efforts.
AS Roma won 1-0 against Udinese as Jose Mourinho’s side went back to winning ways. Tammy Abraham tapped in the only goal of the match in the 36th minute as Lorenzo Pelligrini got a red card late on which was the only blip in their performance. With this result Roma now have 12 points as they are 4th in the table.
Torino 1 (Pjaca) - 1 Lazio (Immobile)
Atlanta 2 (Gosens, Zappacosta) - 1 Sassuolo (Berardi)
Genoa 2 (Hickey, Arnautovic) - 2 Genoa (Destro, Criscito)
David Alaba's immense impact on Real Madrid's season so far
(Football news) This summer, Real Madrid let Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane leave. The pair had been at the heart of the Real Madrid defence for over 6 years before finally saying goodbye. Real Madrid signed Bayern Munich defender David Alaba for free to reinforce their back line.
Alaba's arrival had a mixed reception by Real Madrid with people doubting his ability to replace either of Ramos and Varane. After just 7 games the Austrian has silenced his doubters with his versatility he has played at left back and center back and has gone from strength to strength.
His recovery pace and ball playing ability has brought a lot of quality to this Real Madrid side. His occasional bursts into the midfield and ball carrying ability has already made an impact on many games this season. Alaba has already racked up two assists from defence this season. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has publicly praised Alaba's ability to hold the defensive line. The Italian manager has also said that he intends to play Alaba as a center back henceforth unless there is a major injury crisis.
The Austrain's leadership quality is an incredible asset to Real Madrid. Alaba has settled with Real Madrid in no time and looks to be in it for the long haul. Despite all his experience at the highest stage, Alaba is still only 29 years of age and has his entire prime in front of him. David Alaba is already a Bayern Munich legend and if he continues playing like this then nothing can stop him from becoming a Real Madrid legend.
Chennaiyin FC continues partnership with SSVM Institutions for third year in a row
(Football news) Chennaiyin FC have confirmed their association with Shree Sarasswathi Vidhyaah Mandheer (SSVM) Institutions as the club’s associate sponsor for the third time.
SSVM’s partnership with Chennaiyin FC had started before the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) season, allowing the two-time champions to take the sport beyond Chennai and into other parts of Tamil Nadu, such as Coimbatore and Mettupalayam.
Commenting on the association with one of India’s premier educational organisations, Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said, “SSVM Institutions are one of the finest education institutions in the country and we at Chennaiyin FC are proud to have them as a part of the family for the third consecutive year. This association has grown stronger with each passing year and we are confident of a strong showing in the upcoming season, along with our partners SSVM.”
SSVM has sports as part of its curriculum and Chennaiyin FC’s massive fan base will not only ensure a win-win partnership but also help create interest for the sport among the youth.
Reiterating the importance of associating with Chennaiyin FC, Dr Manimekalai Mohan, Managing Trustee of SSVM Institutions at Coimbatore said: “SSVM Institutions is delighted to be partnering with Chennaiyin FC for the third consecutive year. We are now one family as the association has grown stronger with each passing season. We look forward to more successful years for Chennaiyin FC, and we hope to support the club on all fronts."
“It is Chennaiyin FC’s goal to take football to every town and district of the state, and the partnership with SSVM, which has a very strong educational presence in Tamil Nadu, has always been a step in that direction.”
Is Karim Benzema the most underrated player in the world?
(Football news) Karim Benzema came to Real Madrid from Lyon at the age of 21. Since then Benzema has gone on to win every collective trophy multiple times. He recently scored 200 La Liga goals as a Real Madrid player.
Benzema formed a formidable attacking partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Real Madrid were unbeatable when the trio known as BBC was causing a riot. Amidst all these team successes, Benzema's contribution was always ignored. Benzema spent the majority of his Real Madrid career playing 2nd fiddle to Ronaldo. Which meant his numbers were never great but his performance was exactly what was needed from a team's perspective.
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The Frenchman has played under 8 different managers at Real Madrid all of whom have used Benzema as their first choice striker which is a proof of his quality. Things changed when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid in 2018 and Real Madrid decided to not sign a direct replacement for him. Benzema has handed all the responsibility of Los Blancos attack. Since Ronaldo's departure he has scored 95 goals and created another 38.
This season for the first time since 2018, Real Madrid has played an attacking brand of football and Benzema has been at the center of it all. The Frenchman already has 8 goals and 7 assists this season which is more than anybody else. Benzema has been a loyal servant of Los Blancos who has always done what was required instead of what he was capable of.
At the age of 33 Benzema is still going strong playing almost every game for club and country. The Frenchman still has 2 more years in his Real Madrid contract and if he keeps scoring at this rate then the extension offer is just around the corner.
Eight Premier League players recalled for Brazil’s World Cup Qualifiers, Klopp urges government to find “solutions”
(Football news) Brazilian FA have selected eight Premier League players for the World Cup Qualifiers in October, despite the country still being in the ‘red zone’ on the UK's travel list. In a controversial move last month, most English clubs refused to let their players participate in World Cup Qualifiers if they were held in red list countries as anyone travelling to Brazil from the United Kingdom is expected to quarantine for two weeks and 10 days when they arrive back in the UK.
The likes of Liverpool’s Alisson and Fabinho, Manchester City's Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, Manchester United midfielder Fred, Leeds forward Raphinha and Tottenham defender Emerson Royal have been selected for matches against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay.
Brazil national team coordinator Juninho Paulista has claimed that the eight players have been recalled with the belief that an agreement will be in place next week that would allow players to travel without restrictions. "We've had lots of positive meetings with Fifa, the Premier League and the British government, and we trust that there will be a positive solution next week. That is why we have called them up," Paulista said.
However, the Brazilian Football Federation will have to reach a separate agreement with the UK’s health authorities to ensure the players do not have to quarantine on their arrival. Last month, a five-day suspension was enforced for players who did not travel for the World Cup qualifiers but were eventually cleared after extensive negotiations. Both the English and Brazilian FA will hope to avoid a repeat of a similar situation this time around.
For Liverpool, key players such as Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino represent the Brazilian national team and as per how things stand, they will not be able to select their players for almost a month if current travel restrictions are held. Jurgen Klopp has urged the United Kingdom government to find solutions to prevent another club vs country row.
"There must be a solution obviously, because we cannot just leave it like this and say it's not a problem. Yes, it is a problem," he said.
"I'm pretty sure the relevant people are working on this. I know they're working on this, but there's nothing decided yet, at least as far as I'm concerned. We have a problem when the Brazilians are allowed, or when they go, to the next internationals.
"I know it's a Liverpool problem and nobody else's problem, and good for Watford. (who they will face on 16th October). But I just don't know how you can do these kinds of things where nobody reacts on the schedule. We have two problems. One is the schedule, it was always a problem.
"TV and other guys, the Premier League, say, 'OK, that's how it is, they have to play, let's have a look how they can sort that. Another thing, it's not good for the players or the clubs as well and I hope the government comes up with some kind of solution."
Michael Owen is brand ambassador of Pakistan Football League
Karachi, Sep 24 (Football News) Pakistan's floundering football setup got a boost on Friday when former England star Michael Owen signed a three-year deal to become the ambassador of the Pakistan Football League, a private venture to be launched in the country.
The owners of the private league, Global Soccer Ventures (GSV), announced the signing of Owen.
"Owen will take the reins of Pakistan football to help devise a strategic partnership programme by uniting the nation with the might of football in England. Owen will reveal the PFL logo from the home of football in England in October," a statement by GSV said.
It said that Owen would also visit Pakistan to conduct a series of football master classes.
Besides his England stint, Owen has represented Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Newcastle United in top leagues and also won the Ballon d'Or in 2001.
GSV CEO Zabe Khan said Owen's "hybrid role" will include creating a global professional gateway for new Pakistani footballers who can adapt to the modern game.
"Pakistan's football potential is huge and I am excited about identifying untapped talent in a nation of 220 million. I am looking to cross-promote and develop football between UK and Pakistan through the first ever franchise model league — the PFL," the media release quoted Owen as saying.
Pakistan football has been in a state of crisis since the last four years and the group which is running the Pakistan Football Federation currently is not recognised by FIFA, which has told them to vacate the FIFA football house in Lahore.
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Rs 1 crore for football clubs qualifying for ISL: Meghalaya sports minister
Shillong, Sep 24 (Football News) Meghalaya's Sports Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh on Friday announced a cash award of Rs 1 crore for a local team qualifying for the Indian Super League.
The minister made the announcement at the official send-off ceremony of Ryntih Sports and Cultural Club, who are all set to participate in the I-League Qualifiers, which will take place in Bangalore from October 4-25.
Lamenting the fact that many football clubs from the state have not been able to sustain themselves over the years due to financial constraints, the minister said the lack of government support has aggravated the problem.
"I am honoured to announce cash incentives to football clubs of the state to the tune of Rs 10 lakh for those qualifying for 2nd Division I-League, Rs 40 lakh for those qualifying for I-League and Rs 1 crore for those qualifying for Indian Super League," Lyngdoh said, addressing the football lovers, mentors and a selected group of sports officials here.
He also informed that a tender amounting to Rs 34 crore has been floated for the upgradation of the JN Sports, Complex which will include replacing artificial with natural turf and upgradation of the overall facilities within the complex.
"An indoor multipurpose sports complex will also be constructed on the 5th ground costing about Rs 100 crore. The complex will house facilities like swimming pool, basketball, tennis courts and many other indoor games facilities," he said.
Besides football, the government is also dedicated to support disciplines like boxing, archery, athletics etc., which will go a long way in developing the sportspersons of the state, he said.
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FC Goa storm into Durand Cup semi-final with 5-1 win over Delhi FC
Kalyani, Sep 24 (Football News) FC Goa marched into the Durand Cup semi-finals with a dominating 5-1 win over Delhi FC at the Kalyani stadium, here on Friday. Goals from Devendra Murgaokar, Muhammed Nemil and Brandon Fernandez in the first half along with Leander D'Cunha and Romario Jesuraj adding to the tally in the second half.
Delhi FC got one back courtesy Nikhil Mali.
Delhi created quite a few opportunities in the first quarter but Anwar Ali and Willis Deon Plaza could not convert.
In the 15th minute, Devendra Murgaokar scored the first goal and his fourth of the tournament to put the Gaurs ahead. Muhammed Nemil scored another three minutes later.
Delhi FC had chances in the remaining part of the first half but it was good work from Goa's defence that kept them at bay.
Brandon then lobbed a curler from the left flank over Delhi keeper Lovepreet in added time, to give Goa a big cushion of 3 goals at half time.
Delhi FC looked like they came with a plan in the second half and showed some resilience initially but luck was not smiling at them on the day. They did pull one back in the 82nd minutes. Mali scored a smart goal after an even smarter Willis Plaza dummy inside the Goa box, spoiling the clean-sheet of Dheeraj under the Gaur's bar.
It took Goa just a couple of minutes to regain the three goal cushion as Leander D'Cunha scored from an overhead kick which did not quite catch his foot where he would have liked it to.
Jesuraj scored the fifth and final goal in injury time to seal the deal for FC Goa.
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La Liga matchweek 7 preview: Can Atletico Madrid keep up with Real Madrid and will FC Barcelona break their winless streak?
(Football news) Real Madrid are flying in the La Liga with 5 wins and a draw so far in the campaign. Los Blancos look unbeatable at the moment but Atlético Madrid are just 2 points behind their city rivals. FC Barcelona are in 7th place right now and if some things aren't sorted quickly then the Catalan's season might be derailed to a point where a European spot would be a luxury.
Real Madrid last Wednesday ran riot against Mallorca as they won 6-1. Los Blancos now sit on top of the table and remain unbeaten. Carlo Ancelotti has already worked his magic on the squad and Real Madrid are back playing attacking football. Real Madrid have scored 22 goals in 7 matches which is the highest a Real Madrid side has scored at this stage since the 1987/88 season.
Los Blancos host Villarreal on Saturday to try and keep their place at the top of the table. Long term absentees Ferland Mendy, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos remain unavailable while Dani Carvajal is the latest to join the treatment room. Unai Emery's side are sitting 12th on the table. The Europa league champions have won just 1 and drawn 4 league games so far. It's going to take some performance to beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Atletico Madrid play Deportivo Alaves away from home. Diego Simeone's men came back from 1 goal down to win 2-1 against 10 men Getafe midweek. Atletico Madrid are also yet to lose a game but haven't been as comfortable and commanding as their city rivals. Alaves sit bottom of the table having lost all 5 games. Atletico would be looking to get a commanding victory to make a statement. Joao Felix is yet to recover from his injury and will be unavailable while the fitness of Hector Herrera, Marcos Paulo, Santiago Arias, Thomas Lemar remains unclear.
These are worrying times for FC Barcelona with the Blaugrana failing to win their last 3 games. Barcelona are yet to lose a game in the league but their performances have been lackluster. The Catalans have a long list of absentees consisting of Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembélé and Jordi Alba. Barcelona host Levante after their goalless draw away at Cadiz. Levante are yet to win a match in the league this season and they wouldn't get a better chance to get a victory at the Camp Nou
India footballer Sanju Pradhan provided aid to needy in his native Sikkim
New Delhi, Sep 24 (Football News) Veteran India midfielder Sanju Pradhan is currently busy preparing for the challenges that lie ahead in the I-League Qualifiers with his new club FC Bengaluru United.
However, till he had joined his teammates for their pre-season routines, the 32-year-old was busy giving back to society.
Active footballers do not get to spend a great deal of time at home, and when Sanju was afforded such an opportunity, he used the time to help out the people in need in his native village of Daramdin in Sikkim.
Sanju, who has represented India as well on the international level, has opened his own football academy in Sikkim, through which he attempts to do his social work.
"I myself am from a no-so-affluent background, so I understand when people come to me and ask for help," Sanju told i-league.org.
During normal situations, Sanju and the band of aspiring footballers who train in his academy send relief rations to the forces that are stationed near the area. However, it has been different ever since the pandemic struck.
"Normally we send such relief rations to the forces, like SSB, BSF, and Police. They have to work in harsh conditions, and we always try to help them out. But this time, during the pandemic, many people lost their jobs, or have not been able to get the basic necessities," said Sanju.
"We have had so many requests that we decided to help out anyone who needed aid." "The Pandemic has affected so many people across so many towns and villages. People in the rural areas have been affected even more, especially the daily wage workers," he continued.
"But what is so good to see is that its not just the academy kids who have come out to help this time. The people of our locality have also come out to help one and all, and that is heartening to see.
"We send relief rations to people that are in need. It is basic stuff like rice, dal, oil, sugar, salt – just the essential, but if that helps people in any way, we are happy." While Sanju Pradhan is with his club FC Bengaluru United, playing in the Durand Cup, before travelling to Bengaluru for the I-League Qualifiers, the work in his hometown continues.
"It's very important for me to be able to help, especially since I am also from a family of poor farmers. Football has given me a lot of things in life, and I feel that it is also important to give back to society.
"It's as big an achievement for me as winning any tournament," he said.
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Former Real Madrid Coach Ángel Garcia Becomes SC East Bengal assistant coach
Kolkata, Sep 24 (Football News) Former Real Madrid coach Angel Puebla Garcia has been appointed as the deputy to SC East Bengal head coach Manuel 'Manolo' Diaz, the club announced on Friday.
He will also be fulfilling the responsibilities of a strength and fitness coach.
With close to two decades of coaching experience, Garcia has worked with the likes of Vicente del Bosque at Real Madrid between 1993-94 and Rafa Benitez in Real Madrid and Real Valladolid between 1994-1996 as both football conditioning and assistant coach.
A UEFA Pro License holder who has also cut his teeth in sports science, fitness and conditioning with multiple degrees to show for, Garcia has worked closely with players of the ilk of David Villa and David Silva also working with the Georgia national team in 2008.
"I am happy to be part of such a big club like SC East Bengal. I have worked in some of the finest football clubs and with some of the best coaches. I know what it takes to bring the winning mentality and that is what we will try to do here," Garcia said.
"I am looking forward for the challenge ahead and I can't wait to get started," he added.
Garcia was the chief executive of Real Valladolid's academy and Kimberley College Football Academy in Brisbane (Australia). Having worked in four continents, Garcia was last attached to Newell's Old Boys in Argentina, where he was the assistant coach to Germán Burgos.
Garcia has worked with players like Raúl, Fernando Morientes, Emilio Butragueño, Rafael Martín Vázquez, Iván Zamorano and Maxi Rodríguez besides also training Spanish world champions Villa, Silva, Álvaro Arbeloa, Carlos Marchena and Raúl Albiol.
He has worked with Al Wasl in Dubai, also plying his trade with Evergrande Football School in China. Garcia was assistant coach to Héctor Cúper in Turkey as well for FC Orduspor. He worked with Cúper at Racing de Santander before that also being part of his team at Greek club Aris FC.
Meanwhile, former Indian football star Renedy Singh will continue to remain assistant coach of SC East Bengal and will be part of Diaz's backroom staff.
Former India captain Renedy was part of Robbie Fowler's coaching team as well in SC East Bengal debut season in the Indian Super League.
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Indian women's football team to travel abroad for international matches
Jamshedpur, Sep 24 (Football News) The Indian women's football team will play multiple international friendlies, starting next week in the UAE, as part of its preparation for the 2022 AFC Asian Cup at home.
According to the itinerary unveiled by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the women's team, which has been training in a camp in Jamshedpur for around a month, will play two friendlies against the United Arab Emirates and Tunisia. The team will leave for the UAE on September 30.
The Indian Women's Team will then travel to Bahrain to play two more friendlies against Bahrain and Chinese Taipei.
That is likely to be followed by a brief stint in Sweden, where they are set to face two Damallsvenskan league teams, subject to permission to Indian citizens arriving in Sweden from relevant authorities.
"Besides the four matches against UAE, Tunisia, Chinese Taipei and Bahrain, we also have two confirmed matches against two Swedish premier league teams," Head Coach Thomas Dennerby said in a release issued by AIFF.
"We are in the process of sorting out the travel protocol to the country as entry of Indian citizens to Sweden is still not open yet.
"I appreciate the efforts of the AIFF in finding us teams willing to play matches against us under such circumstances." Dennerby said the quarantine rules in different countries in wake of COVID-19 has left India with very few options.
"We have been training in Jamshedpur for a month, in our quest to prepare for the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2020 (January-February)," he said.
"Unfortunately, the current pandemic situation is tough and the reality is that there are different quarantine restrictions in different countries which kills many options for the Indian teams as entry for Indians in some countries is either still not yet open, or involves a major quarantine period." Dennerby has already spoken about the importance of playing quality matches to get the girls match fit ahead of the big tournament, and he believes that the friendlies in UAE and Bahrain will help the team assess itself.
"The matches in UAE and Bahrain will allow us to judge ourselves where we stand against some good competitive opponents. Teams need to build up their defence, and also the build-up process, and all of that is judged in an international match," the coach said.
The Indian women's team, as part of their preparation for the AFC Asian Cup, will be based out of Jamshedpur, training in facilities provided by the Jharkhand Government.
"It's difficult to arrange such things during a pandemic, and it has been very helpful to have the facilities to train in Jamshedpur. The Jharkhand Government has left no stone unturned in providing us with the necessary facilities, and we are all thankful for that," he said.
"I hope with the correct mixture of training and friendlies against quality opponents, we can be more than ready for the Asian Cup."
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Mumbai City secure loan move for Brazilian striker Catatau
Mumbai, Sep 24 (Football News) Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Mumbai City FC have signed forward Ygor Catatau on a season-long loan from Brazilian side Madureira Esporte Clube.
The Brazilian striker started his professional career with Madureira before making the jump to the first team in 2015 and was loaned out to clubs like Barra da Tijuca and Boa Esporte in his initial years.
Catatau then signed on a one-season loan deal with CR Vasco da Gama, where he featured in the Brasileiro Série A and Copa do Brasil during the 2020/21 season.
Earlier in March 2021, the 26-year-old player was loaned to Série B side EC Vitoria, where he made 27 appearances for the club and scored three goals, including one assist to his name.
Catatau's move to Mumbai City FC will be his first experience playing outside of his native Brazil, stated a media statement issued by the club on Friday.
Ygor Catatau, on his part said, "Joining Mumbai City and coming to the ISL is a new challenge for me in my career and I'm extremely excited about it." "For all of us at the club, we want to deliver in what I'm aware is going to be an important season for us," he added.
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Odisha FC reveal home kit for the new Indian Super League season
(Football news) Odisha FC have revealed their new home kit that will be worn by their players at the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season. The kit is dedicated to the states rich handloom tradition with Sambalpuri, specifically Pasapali, designs on it. The club will retain its colours of black and purple just like the previous season.
The design of Odisha FC’s kit is inspired by the famous Sambalpuri saree which is a handloom saree woven in the western part of the state. The decision to implement this design is to spread Odisha’s culture and tradition across the globe.
A few days ago, Odisha FC also launched their second and third kits. The away kit represents the traditional warriors of Odisha while the Paikas and the 'Sunrise' colour symbolize #ANewDawn inspired by the rising sun. The third kit represents Odisha’s massive coastline, magnificent beaches and the waves of Puri beach.