AVC win big; AKFC hold Sparx
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: 8th week of the Kuwait Indian Football Federation (KIFF) League for JP D’Mello Trophy started with the first match between FC Sparx and All Kerala Football Club (AKFC). AKFC playing after a long gap, knowing they had to win to keep up with the group leaders, started the match on a bright note.
They controlled the match but failed to create clear chances. FC Sparx on the other hand played their usual football but without anything to show on the score sheet. In the second half FC Sparx goalkeeper brilliantly saved the penalty kick awarded to AKFC thereby keeping the score level for a goalless draw.
Goalkeeper Mubasher of FC Sparx was awarded the man of the match presented by Glen D’Souza, Vice-President of AVC. Rosario Colaco officiated the match assisted by Rafiand Nameer. In the second match, AVC went on top of the group by beating Santos United 4-0.
Christmas gift came early for AVC as they scored within 5 minutes from the start. AVC’s Samson trying to cross the ball was himself surprised to see the ball landing in the Santos net from a zero angle. From then on there was no stopping AVC as they pushed for more goals knowing that a goal-average would be decisive in the tight group.
Santos United had no answer to AVC attack and crumbled for their biggest loss so far of the season. Gladston scored twice for AVC with William adding one more for a win they deserved. Gladston of AVC was awarded man of the match presented by Damien D’Cruz. LONDON, Dec 19, (AFP): World 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin says he is “shocked and surprised” by allegations in a British newspaper that his coach and an athletics agent offered to sell performance-enhancing drugs to undercover reporters. Anti-doping officials have launched an investigation into the claims about Gatlin’s coach Dennis Mitchell and an agent, Robert Wagner while IAAF President Seb Coe says changes are needed. “We are looking at who we want in our sport,” Coe, the 1500m gold medallist from the 1980 and 1984 Games, said in a statement. “The IAAF recognises as an industry we need to do more,” said the Englishman. “Focusing on the influences that surround athletes is a critical area of work,” Coe insisted. The 35-year-old American sprint star, who has twice served bans for doping, said he had sacked Mitchell after hearing of the claims.
The report alleged Mitchell and Wagner offered to provide undercover reporters with false prescriptions for banned performance-enhancing substances and smuggle the drugs into the United States. The claims are being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), set up this year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Gatlin said on Instagram: “I was shocked and surprised to learn that my coach would have anything to do with even the appearance of these current accusations. I fired him as soon as I found out about this.” Soccer Kerala thrash Goa FC 6-0 Bridge Results RESULTS of the Bi-weekly Bridge Tournament played on Sunday Evening Oct 15. 1. Bader Al Refaee – Syed Imran; 2. Nabeel M. al Hussaini – Khaled Al-Qubaidi; 3. Abdel Aziz Dashti – Roula Akil; 4. Numan Al- Turki – Mustafa Saad; 5.Ebrahim Al-Qattan – Sood Al Tatan; 6. Anita Merchant – Mohammed Merchant. We conduct duplicate Bridge tournament every Sunday and Wednesday at 19:30 hours at the “Graduates club”, next to Kuwait Engineering Society. Interested Bridge pairs or individual players please contact Mr. Mohammed Merchant. Tel # 24815622 / 24841158 / 99612287.
The match was officiated by Christopher, Nameer and Sameer. Soccer Kerala demolished Goa Football Club (GFC) in the last match of the day with a tennis score 6-0. GFC had no answer whatsoever to Soccer Kerala attacks. In a must win match for both the teams, Soccer Kerala prevailed with the biggest win of the season by any team. GFC succumbed to the pace of Soccer Kerala players who were technically sound and physically too strong. It seemed like there was only one team playing on the field. Ramsheed scored 3 goals while Shyam, Sharath and Shafeek completed the tally with 1 each. Ramsheed deservedly was awarded man of the match presented by Sarto Baptista. Officials of the match were Bernard, Rafiand Rosario.
Federation Cup 2017
Kuwait Indian Football Federation will be organizing its 7-a-side tournament to be played 2 Fridays on a league cum knock out basis. The tournament is scheduled to be played on 22nd and 29th December 2017. 28 teams in total have registered to take part. Draw will be held on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at IEAS (Don Bosco School) at 7 pm. It’s an unique opportunity under the auspices of KIFF for registered and non-registered players with KIFF to showcase their talent. It’s an opportunity for teams who are already registered with KIFF for the season to have a look at youngsters taking part in this tournament and promote them in the future. KIFF invitees one and all to join in supporting the teams on both the days 22nd and 29th December 2017 at Bayan Grounds.