Navelim Stars defeat Miracles SC 3-1 to earn first win in the league
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Holy Spirit, St Christopher, and Amigos de Jardine are still unbeaten in the league after 9 rounds matches of the Goan Football League played at Bayan Grounds on 4th October 2019.
Holy Spirit, Margao, league leaders in Group A were held 2-2 by Capxem Boys.
Melwin Fernandes – 2 scored for Capxem Boys while Ajay Satarkar – 1, Bazileo Rego – 1 for Holy Spirit.
Despite the draw, Holy Spirit remain on top with 23 points. Capxem Boys are second in the group with 13 points.
Ajay Satarkar of Holy Spirit Margao won man of the match award presented at the hands of Francis Fernandes.
NavelimStars showed a shade of their past glory when they defeated Miracles SC 3-1, their first victory in the league.
Seby Barboza – 1, Jolten Pires – 1 and Sidesh -1 scored for Navelim Stars while youngster Siddharth Sudhakar pulled one back for Miracles.
Defender Alfredo Pires of Navelim Stars was adjudged man of the match award presented by Lawrance Pinto.
Pasha Boys and St Rita are locked at 12 points each after their 0-0 draw. Both the teams have a good chance of making it to the knockout stage.
Goalkeeper Martin Dias who was excellent for St. Rita won the man of the match award handed over by Francis of AVC.
In Group B, league leaders St Christopher FC beat Le Blues 4-0. Cleto, Mairon, Prajot, and John Kennedy scored a goal each for St Christopher FC.
Prajot Naikwon the award for man of the match handed over by Benny.
Rollen Fernandes -1 and Aliston Pinho – 1, helped Amigos de Jardine remain top of the league alongside St Christopher with only the goal difference separating the two sides.
Aliston Pinho of Amigos De Jardine was adjudged man of the match presented by Lawrance Pinto.
Clifton Dias-3 and Anthony Rego – 3 scored for Chinchinim.
Anthony Rego was awarded man of the match handed over by Patcy Fernandes.
The league has seen a large number of players and the Goan community in Kuwait come together.
The innovative idea of the league was conceptualized by Manuel D’Costa, and Austine Abreo.
Core Committee of GFAK consists of Manuel D’Costa, Austine Abreo, Melvin Fernandes, Agricio D’Mello, Salvador Dias, Cajetan Fernandes, Marshall Fernandes, Carlos Fernandes, etc.
Fixtures for 11th October 2019
Navelim Stars vs Capxem Boys – 4:30pm
Pasha Boys vs Holy Spirit, Margao – 5:10pm
St. Rita Maina vs Miracles SC – 5:40pm
Le Blues Goa vs Amigos de Jardine – 4:30 pm
Dynamos FC vs Goa Strikers – 5:10 pm
CRC Chinchinim vs St. Christopher FC- 5:40 pm
By Gasper Crasto