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Evolution of Indian Football: The Clubs, Grassroots Development, Challenges & Opportunities Ahead!

Watch R. Vineel Krishna (IAS, Additional Secretary & Director Sports, Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha), Sunando Dhar (CEO, Leagues Department, AIFF), Rohan Sharma (President, Odisha FC), Mandar Tamhane (CEO, Bengaluru FC), and Mukul Vinayak Choudhari (CEO, Jamshedpur FC) discuss and exchange their perspectives on the evolution of Indian Football …

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Former Mohammedan Sporting footballer Abdul Jabbar no more!

The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) has informed that former footballer Abdul Jabbar breathed his last at 10.40pm yesterday, September 1 at his residence in Jhola Sahi, Cuttack. He was around 85 years old. Abdul Jabbar, also known has Gitu Bhai, has represented Kolkata giants Mohammedan Sporting Club besides clubs …

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AIFF president Praful Patel lauds Odisha government for their ‘commendable support’!

The All India Football Federation president Praful Patel lauded the Government of Odisha for “setting an example of how a state government can help sports thrive in a particular region.” Speaking at the E-Delhi summit organised by Football Delhi to celebrate the occasion of Indian National Team captain Sunil Chhetri’s …

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Players & Coaches hail Odisha Sports’ invaluable support to Indian Football!

It was in 2018 that All India Football Federation (AIFF) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government of Odisha which has seen a number of National Teams – U-15, U-17, Indian Arrows and even the Senior Women’s Team being hosted by the state and gain access …

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FAO hold Odisha Referees Development Program webinar!

The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) has been conducting an online program for referees of Odisha state relating to the Laws of the Games and Trivia Tests, which are the integral part of Referee Development Program. This program had started from April 8, 2020 and is continuing till date in …

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FA of Odisha condole the death of Jagannath Dash!

With profound grief, the office bearers and the members of the Football Association of Odisha (FAO) have expressed their deep grief and sorrow on the sad demise of Jagannath Dash who breathed his last today, April 22 at his residence at Alamchand Bazar, Cuttack. Jagannath Dash was 82 years old …

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FA of Odisha to delay Player Registration & Inter Club Transfer!

The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) has informed that in light of the prevalent conditions in the country in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in line with the Government of India and Government of Odisha notification to stop all sporting activities temporarily, the FAO has decided to cancel …

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Odisha celebrates AFC Women’s Football Day!

The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) on Sunday, March 8 celebrated the AFC Women’s Football Day at the Ravenshaw University Ground in Cuttack. A Women’s Football exhibition match was organised to mark this occasion with SAI STC Women’s Football Team taking on Bidansi Women’s Football team on Sunday afternoon. SAI …

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Odisha government & FAO hold preparatory meeting for Tribal tournament!

The Special Development Council of the Government of Odisha in collaboration with the Football Association of Odisha will be conducting a Football Tournament in the state of Odisha where only Tribal Players will participate in both Men & Women. A preparatory meeting of Special Development Council Cup (SDC Cup) 2019-20 …

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