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The Week – I.M. Vijayan Unplugged – Ep1: How Kerala Police discovered the Black Pearl!

He’s known as the ‘Black Pearl’ in Kerala. In Bengal, he was ‘Kalo Harin’ (black buck). From the 1980s to the early 2000s, Vijayan was the star of Indian football. Speaking to Malayala Manorama Chief of Bureau (Kochi) Antony John, Vijayan talks about his rise, his idols, contemporaries and successors, …

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West Bengal, Maharashtra & Kerala stand as the top three performers under AIFF Performance Assessment for States!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) in its effort to push and instigate the State Associations to contribute to the football development in the concerned states has introduced a points-based assessment system that indicates the performance of the states on the various operational verticals. The operational verticals based on which …

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Copa90 VIDEO: Kerala – The Real Home of Indian Football!

Kerala is the symbolic home of Indian football. This region has always held a deeper connection to the sport, even over cricket. From the tradition of Kerala 7’s and neighbourhood tournaments in the city, the FIFA World Cup and the way the city gathers around the tournament, despite India having …

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AC Milan launch three Milan Academy’s in India’s Kerala!

Italian Serie A giants AC Milan is ready to kick off a new and challenging project by opening the first three International Academies in India in collaboration with the Calicut Sport City LLP company. This new project backs up the growth and expansion process of the AC Milan Academies and …

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Kerala Blasters launches KBFC Young Blasters affiliated Academies across Kerala!

As part of the recently initiated KBFC Young Blasters program, Kerala Blasters FC launches eight Affiliated Academies in South Kerala as the first phase of the program. Technical support including a KBFC certified coach and a unified curriculum, benchmarked with the best grassroots program across the world will be provided …

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AIFF condoles the death of Radhakrishnan Dhanarajan!

The All India Football Federation condoles the death of former I-League player Radhakrishnan Dhanarajan, who passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Dhanarajan had played for some of the top clubs like Viva Kerala, the erstwhile East Bengal, and Mohun Bagan. He also played for the Bengal side in the …

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Former I-League player R. Dhanarajan dies playing Kerala Sevens!

Former I-League player Radhakrishnan Dhanarajan on Sunday, December 29 died playing in a Sevens tournament in Malappuram district when he suddenly collapsed after suffering a loss of breath and chest pain. The unfortunate incident occurred in the match between FC Perinthalmanna and Sastha Thrissur the match between FC Perinthalmanna and …

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Thiruvananthapuram’s Mayor’s Gold Cup set to be revived!

The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is set to welcome back after 22 years the Mayor’s Gold Cup which will be played from August 25 to September 4. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the tournament at a function to be held on August 25 with former India international I.M. …

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AIFF Grassroots Leaders Course concludes in Kerala!

Twenty four coaches from various parts of Kerala underwent the AIFF Grassroots Leaders Course conducted at Trikaripur, Kasargod from June 8-11. The course was hosted by the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Kerala, under their ‘Kick-off’ programme in association with Kerala Football Association. The four-day course, conducted …

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