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Dempo Sports Club http://demposportsclub.com The Official Website of Dempo Sports Club Sat, 04 Jun 2016 09:40:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.18 Dempo SC sign Assumption Soares http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-sign-assumption-soares/ http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-sign-assumption-soares/#comments Sat, 04 Jun 2016 09:40:17 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3211 IMG_20160603_114253

  IMG_20160603_114253Dempo SC are delighted to announce the signing of Assumption Raymond Soares. The 18-year-old has been signed as the U20 player for the senior team for the upcoming season. The left-back has joined the Golden Eagles from Sesa Football Academy, where he spent four years. Shortly after completing the move to Dempo SC, Assumption said, “ I am very happy to join Dempo SC and I’ll give my best to for the club,” “The team have many great players and I’ll have to work very hard to earn my place in the squad,” added Assumption. The left-back had an impressive run for Dempo SC U-21 team in the Bandodkar Gold Cup wherein they emerged runners-up. Assumption was part of Calangute Association in the Goa Pro-League, making 9 appearances in the 2015-16 season.]]>
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Dempo SC return to I-League http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-return-to-i-league/ http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-return-to-i-league/#comments Mon, 30 May 2016 02:06:27 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3207 DSC_7968-winners-2

DSC_7968-winners-2 Five-time National champions Dempo SC returned back in the I-League 2016-17 by emerging champion of the 2nd Division I-League 2015-16 defeating Minerva Academy FC 3-1 in the final league match at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Sunday. Milagres Gonsalves scored a first-half brace for the home team. The other goal was netted by Felix Chidi. Amandeep Singh reduced the margin for Minerva. Dempo SC took just nine minutes to get their nose in front when Milagres headed a long ball unleashed by Mandar Rao Dessai from the top of the box. Four, minutes later, Felix doubled the lead following a scintillating solo run, leaving the opponent defenders aghast. Minerva’s Manvir Singh and Sajandeep Singh tried their best to penetrate the Dempo SC defence but the tame effort from the top of the box was easily collected by Laxmikant Kattimani. Just after the half-hour mark, Felix ran past Amandeep Singh and released a loopy ball, which was converted by Milagres with much ease to send the Dempo SC dugout in a delirium. Dempo SC, who were enjoying the lion’s share of ball possession, were very close to scoring their fourth goal at the stroke of the first half but Mandar’s grounded shot missed the net by a whisker. On the resumption, Surinder Singh introduced Nitesh Chhikara at the expense of Kamalpreet Singh to shape up the defence. Nitesh combined well with Sehijpal Singh from the right but his long ball was snatched by the safe hands of Kattimani. With eight minutes to the final whistle, Felix almost completed his brace but Arshdeep Singh threw himself to thwart the Nigerian from increasing the gap further. In the 86th minute, Minerva Academy FC had their share of joy when Amandeep found the back of the net from the top of the box, thanks to a deflection by Shallum Pires.]]>
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Hyden stars in Dempo SC’s big win over Sporting Clube http://demposportsclub.com/hyden-stars-in-dempo-scs-big-win-over-sporting-clube/ http://demposportsclub.com/hyden-stars-in-dempo-scs-big-win-over-sporting-clube/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 18:23:33 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3201 DSC_1238

DSC_1238 A fine-brace by Hyden Fernandes and a goal each from Kapil Hoble and Veegan Ferrao helped Dempo SC outclass Sporting Clube de Goa 4-1 in the Bandodkar Gold Trophy Football Tournament Group B match, organised by Goa Football Association (GFA), played at Duler stadium on Thursday. Clive Miranda scored for the Flaming Oranje. Both the teams took the field on a positive note having won their earlier group league match, however Dempo struck in the very 1st minute through their skipper Hyden Fernandes, whose stinging 30-yard strike hit the Sporting’s side goal post before entering the goal at the other end, 1-0. Sporting should have leveled terms nine minutes later, where Avrhisto Fernandes corner at the far post saw Shawn Noronha’s shot hit Dempo keeper Ozen Silva leg before going for a corner. In the 29th minute, Dempo’s Josley Dias worked upfront on the right flank and flashed the ball at the goal, which keeper Selwyn D’Souza divided to pair it to unmarked Hyden Fernandes outside the penalty box, who drilled a power-packed right footer which crashed in the back of the nylons, 2-0. Dempo almost netted their third goal off a hot-blooded shot from Jayson Lucas, whose strike from outside the penalty box was blocked by keeper Selwyn D’Souza. Just six minutes into the second session and Dempo made it 3-0. Veegan Ferrao’s 25-yard free kick zoomed into the goal past the defensive Sporting wall. Dempo further inflated their lead as striker Kapil Hoble who was closely marked in the entire first session, finally in the 60th minute managed to sneak his stiff grounder to the far corner of Sportinggoal, 4-0. Sporting finally pulled a goal back in the 77th minute where Akeraj Martins dribbled past the right back Nestar Dias and drove a low shot which travelled to stopper back Clive Miranda who had moved upfront score with a stiff grounder, 4-1. Dempo SC Coach Anthony De Souza said All credit goes to the players because their hard work paid off today. They have really worked hard for the past one and a half week. This is a new bunch. We had the experience of only one senior player rest is a complete youth team. We played with real spirit today.”]]>
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Late Osmiro strike helps Dempo SC beat DSK Shivajians 1-0 http://demposportsclub.com/late-osmiro-strike-helps-dempo-sc-beat-dsk-shivajians-1-0/ http://demposportsclub.com/late-osmiro-strike-helps-dempo-sc-beat-dsk-shivajians-1-0/#comments Sun, 22 May 2016 22:02:23 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3198 0

 0    *Bandodkar Gold Trophy Dempo SC began the Bandodkar Gold Trophy football tournament with a 1-0 win over DSK Shivajians, Pune in their first group phase match played at Rosary ground, Navelim on Sunday. Osmiro Trindade scored the match-winner in the 94th minute. Both the teams displayed attacking brand of soccer and had equal number of scoring opportunities. As the match progressed, Dempo SC continued to exert pressure on the rivals and could have surged ahead when hardworking Hayden Fernandes well executed free kick was well blocked by Sayak Barai. At the other hand, DSK Shivajians played a smart game, putting pressure on Dempo waist line and also added to the pressure when their wing back played a far more attacking line. Rohit Kumar who marshall the midfield with a aplomb and kept his forwards busy with a flawless passing. They came close in foisting the lead in the 20th minute when Lalruat Puia snap shot was well blocked by Dempo SC goalkeeper Ozen Silva. Midway in the opening session, Dempo SC pushed forward in search of match winner, continuing of control possession. Their pressure nearly paid off when attacking midfielder Hayden Fernandes unleashed a volley which miss the target narrowly. The pattern of the match was the same in the second half, with Dempo Sports Club doing most of the attacking with striker Kapil Hoble troubling the rival defense with well-orchestrated raids but DSK Shivajians rear guard comprising of Ameya Ranawadc Sairvat Kina and Lalnunsiama were stubborn at the back and never allowed their rival attackers to maneuver inside their territory. Midway in the second session, the visitors were a transformed side and worked to break the rival defense. They managed to create a flurry of attacks and nearly found the match winner when Jesse Ralte found ideally placed K. Lalphathanga's snap shot was well blocked by Dempo SC goalkeeper Ozen Silva. There after the visitors doing most of the attacking. Dempo were on the back foot for long period and the visitors broke Dempo reistance but Jesse Ralte try was well taken care by Dempo goalkeeper, As the time ticking out, DSK Shivjians went all out when rival defender Jayson D’Souza’s defensive lapses saw Jesse Ralte's rasping shot was pulled off by Dempo goalkeeper Ozen Silva. Substutite Osmiro Trinande scored the all-important goal in the injury time. Following a well-executed free kick by Hayden Ferandes, which was beautifully connected the reverse kick in style keeping the rival goalkeeper Sayak Barai dazed.]]>
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Dempo SC celebrate AFC Grassroots Day http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-celebrate-afc-grassroots-day/ http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-celebrate-afc-grassroots-day/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 10:31:09 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3195 DSCN6475


Dempo Sports Club celebrated the AFC grassroots day, in association with Bethany Convent HS and Salcete FC, at Bethany Convent HS ground, Sao Jose de Areal on May 15.

Altogether 130 children participated, including girls in the one-day festival, in series if activity grids, work stations, comprising of multiple fun games and small-sided games.

The event led by Dempo Youth Development Technical Director Katz Naidoo saw the children between the age group of 7-14 years play and enjoy the beautiful game with fun and entertainment.

“The festival was an exciting event for all the participants with various activities that took place on the day,” said Katz Naidoo.

“The related workshops and game stations that were planned on the activities were all fun and ball oriented. For what I have seen, their glee was the message of enjoyment,” he said.

“ I was impressed with the performances of the U10 and the girls, which reflected freedom of expression that allowed them space to play and have fun,” he added.

The activity offered the Sao Jose de Areal village children to interact with Dempo YD TD Katz Naidoo and other YD coaches and learn some basics of the beautiful game.

Bethany Convent HS PE teached Vaibhav Raut said, “the festival was brilliantly conducted by the Dempo SC and the kids enjoyed it a lot. The convent ground was blue and the activities planned were liked by the kids aswell.”

Benthany Convent Headmistress Sr. P Pinto thanked Dempo SC for conducting such activities for their school children and added that they are looking forward for more of such events in near future.

Salcete FC official Agnel Fernandes was also present for the function.

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PRINCIPLES OF COACHING http://demposportsclub.com/principles-of-coaching-2/ http://demposportsclub.com/principles-of-coaching-2/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 07:46:04 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3191 DSCN3909

DSCN3909 Regardless of the level of participation in the game, these fundamental “laws” which govern coaching and training methodology should be fully acknowledged by coaches, according to my Coaching Guru, Ted Dumitru. I share these Principles that gave me the impetus in the planning of sessions in all age groups and entry into to this challenging Industry. Its “golden” in your growth as a Coach
From this point of view, if training methods antagonize the player’s nature, his development and performance are obstructed. Players’ natural rejection of irrelevant training will definitely have a negative effects on all aspects of the game. Important to note, players’ native abilities and their basic playing mentality cannot be changed through training. This can only be IMPROVED OR ADAPTED.
As the object of the game is the ball, there CANNOT BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR BALL WORK. When training is done extensively without the ball, players do not improve their playing ability. Any form of running in soccer involves a SPECIFIC ELEMENT of WHY, WHERE, WHEN AND HOW TO RUN. That is why in soccer training even the simplest movement must be combined with at least another aim.
The diversity and complexity of game factors impose systematic training and large volume of work throughout the years. Generally, there are FOUR stages in the making of a player.
  • Stage one: 6 – 7 to 11 – 12 years is about BASIC SKILL DEVELOPMENT.
  • Stage two: 12 – 13 to 15 – 16 years, is the period of IMPROVING AND CONSOLIDATING PLAYING SKILLS.
  • Stage three: 17 – 19 years, is about PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
  • Stage four: Completes the development of a player and also offer opportunity for consistent participation in the league competitions. Hence “PERFORMANCE MATURITY”
It should be clearly understood that sporadic and inefficient training will deprive even the best talent of future glory.
Exercises, used in training are governed by rules which define how much work load should be put on players’ during practice. Performance improvement can only be achieved if the volume, intensity and difficulty of exercises are gradually increased.
Coaches do not train “teams” they train the “players”. There are distinct differences on individual technical and tactical behavior which require that certain aspects of training be done according to these particularities        ]]>
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Dempo SC ease past Lonestar Kashmir FC http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-ease-past-lonestar-kashmir-fc/ http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-ease-past-lonestar-kashmir-fc/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 03:53:51 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3186 Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 2.28.47 am

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 2.28.47 am Dempo Sports Club outplayed Lonestar Kashmir 4-1 in the Second Division I-League match played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, to inch closer to I-league promotion on Monday. Felix Chidi scored a brace and Holicharan Narzary netted another while the fourth goal was an own-goal. Atinder Mani scored for Lonestar Kashmir. Dempo SC started the match on the front foot, knowing that a win would mount immense pressure on the second placed Minerva Academy, who host Neroca FC on May 19. The Golden Eagles took the lead in the very 7th minute through Nigerian Felix Chidi, when the former’s effort hit post before entering the nets. The Golden Eagles enjoyed lion’s share of possession with Mandar Rao Dessai, Holicharan Narzary and Romeo Fernandes controlling in the midfield. However, the Blues received a set back in the 28th minute when Atinder Mani scored off a beautiful shot from the box that gave no chance for Laxmikant Kattimani to react. Just as Lonestar Kashmir got back into the game, Felix Chidi completed his brace off a simple tap-in off Mandar Rao Dessai’s assist. Mandar Rao Dessai has been outstanding throughout the campaign and been scoring as well as assisting the teammates. Dempo SC’s Holicharan Narzaray inflated the lead with a far-post finish. Crossing over, Dempo SC played more of possession play and short passes. Minerva Academy’s Adil Khan was brilliant for Lonestar Kashmir, but the former Delhi Dynamos medio lacked company in midfield. Dempo were gifted the fourth goal when Gagandeep Signh guided Beevan’s low cross into his own nets in the 85th minute.]]>
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Golden Eagles fly four points clear http://demposportsclub.com/golden-eagles-fly-four-points-clear/ http://demposportsclub.com/golden-eagles-fly-four-points-clear/#comments Fri, 06 May 2016 06:43:01 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3182 Mandar Rao scores the opening goal

_MG_0403 Dempo Sports Club inched closer to I-League promotion with a 3-0 win over Gangtok Himalayan Football Club to remain in the top spot of the Second Division I-League, at Nehru Stadium, here, on Thursday. In the first half, Dempo SC were leading 1-0. Dempo SC dominated the proceedings right from the start with wingers Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai working their magic and well supported by Germanpreeth Singh and Jewel Raja Shaikh in midfield. Dempo SC’s first real chance came in the 13th minute when Holicharan Narzary shot was cleared to safety by the rival goalkeeper Shambhu Mistry and then moments later Germanpreeths effort came off the cross bar. Dempo finally broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when striker Felix Odili Chidi set up Mandar with a perfect through ball and the latter unleashed a venomous shot for the opener. Within two minutes, Romeo passed the ball to Felix but the Nigerian saw his effort blocked by the rival keeper. In the second half, Dempo SC started with renewed ideas and scored two goals. Mandar scored his brace from the left flank as his shot curled to the far corner in the 83rd minute after an assist by substitute Bevan D’Mello. In the 85th minute, Dempo SC sealed three points as Holicharan converted a penalty as rival defender Karan Atwal intentionally blocked Beevan in the danger zone.]]>
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Dempo SC host Gangtok Himalayan SC at Fatorda http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-host-gangtok-himalayan-sc-at-fatorda/ http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-host-gangtok-himalayan-sc-at-fatorda/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:24 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3177 _MG_0167

_MG_0167 After 12 days break from the league exploits, Dempo SC take on Gangtok Himalayan SC at Fatorda Stadium as the Golden Eagles look to strengthen their position at the top in the Second Division I-League on Thursday. Mauricio’s men have shown their desire and urgency to get back in to the I-League and have been unbeaten in their last four matches and will look to record successive wins after beating Neroca FC 3-0. With a tough run upcoming against Gangtok Himalayan SC, Mohammedan Sporting, Minerva FA and Lonestar Kashmir, Mauricio will be looking to start a potential promotion challenge defining run in the best possible fashion. “At the moment, the team is in good shape and I want my team to perform the way they played against Neroca,” said Dempo SC coach Mauricio Afonso. Dempo SC had earlier edged Gangtok Himalayan SC 1-0 in Gangtok and will aim for similar result at Fatorda. “Gangtok are a good side and we cannot take anyone lightly. We have to give our best and take each match at a time. We defeated them once. We’ll play for maximum points tomorrow,” said Mauricio. Dempo SC are on 13 points, two points ahead of Minerva Academy- who are currently on second position -host Mohammedan Sporting in Chandigarh. “At the moment, we are leading but we cannot be relaxed as Minerva are just points below us,” added Mauricio. Though the midfield has been the strength of the team, the team’s defense has been the talking point. With Kattimani in the goal and Chika-Ali -marshaling the defence, the Golden Eagles have managed to keep the clean sheet in their past four games. However, with Uttam Rai being injured, Dempo’s Beevan D’Mello is likely to start against the Sikkim team.          ]]>
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Dempo SC go five points clear http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-go-five-points-clear/ http://demposportsclub.com/dempo-sc-go-five-points-clear/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:21:20 +0000 http://demposportsclub.com/?p=3174 GPS_4003-dempo

GPS_4003-dempo Dempo SC scored a 3-0 victory over Neroca FC at Nehru stadium that sent them five points clear at the top of the Second Division I-League business round at Fatorda on Satruday. Neroca FC, who earlier defeated the Goan outfit 2-0 in Imphal, struggled from the start, as the Goan outfit showed their composure infront of their home crowd and scored three through Felix Chidi, Shallum Pires and Peter Carvalho while Mandar Rao Dessai provided all the three assists. Felix Chidi Odili opened the scoring for the Golden Eagles with his second goal in 5 matches by redirecting Mandar Rao's cross from the left flank in the 41st minute, giving a much-deserved lead to the home team at the break. After dominating the opening quarter, Dempo SC had the chance to take the lead in the 11th minute, however Uttam’s effort from the box hit the post. Much to his dismay, Uttam had to leave the pitch after receiving a knock and was replaced by Holicharan Narzary. Felix Chidi had two glorious chances before he scored the team’s first goal. In 25th minute, on receiving a perfect lay-off from Germanpreeth the former shot straight to the keeper. His second chance came in the 30thminute, when he failed to reach Holicharan Narzary’s low cross right infront of the goal. At the other end, Neroca had a rare opportunity wherein Yumnm  Raju’s  shot straight was easily collected by Kattimani. Neroca’s  Thomas Singh and Ejiogu did well upfront but they couldn’t beat the inform combo of Chika-Ali. In the 41st minute, Felix made amends to his previous misses and scored the lead with a simple tap off Mandar’s assist. Post resumption, Neroca has the first chance in the 52nd minute but Y Meetei’s low shot was way off target. Dempo doubled the lead in the 60th minute when Shallum Pires rose above all to guide Mandar’s free kick. The second goal lifted the Golden Eagles morale even more as they pressed in search of goals. However, Neroca keeper Thokchom Singh pulled of three stunning saves to deny Felix, Romeo and Holicharan. Dempo SC Germanpreeth, Jewell Raja, Mandar , Romeo and Holicharan were outstanding in the midfield as their experience helped the team to create numerous chances and keep the opponents at bay. Neroca coach Gift Raickhan brought in Sushant Mathew in the second half but the latter couldn’t create any impact for his team. In the 90th minute, substitute Peter Carvalho scored the third off another Mandar’s corner. In the injury time, Beevan D’Mello on receiving a pass from Holicharan dribbled past couple of Neroca defenders and shot wide with only keeper at this mercy.
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