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Tough beginning, but in the end, glory for me: Jamshedpur FC’s Daniel Chima Chukwu

Tough beginning, but in the end, glory for me: Jamshedpur FC’s Daniel Chima Chukwu

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Daniel Chima Chukwu joined Jamshedpur FC in the winter transfer window from SC East Bengal. The Nigerian striker had only 2 goals from 10 SCEB appearances. His fortunes turned around under Owen Coyle, scoring 7 goals from 9 matches and winning the coveted Hero ISL League Shield. Chukwu spoke to the ISL Media Team in an exclusive interview. Here are the excerpts from his interview: Not the best of starts in ISL for you but how has the journey been? It was a tough beginning for me. But you can see in the end, it is glory for me. What does the League Shield mean for you? It shows that when you are at your very low, you should not give up. As a matter of fact, I did not give up and kept pushing which got me here. Anyone can get off their lowest low and make out something from...
Owen Coyle is a very demanding coach: Jamshedpur FC’s Ritwik Das

Owen Coyle is a very demanding coach: Jamshedpur FC’s Ritwik Das

Football
Jamshedpur FC on their road to glory have unearthed a gem in Ritwik Das. The Bengal-born midfielder scored the Hero ISL League Shield-winning goal which put a dagger in ATK Mohun Bagan hearts. The Indian footballer shared his views in the post-match interview after their win over the Mariners. Here are the excerpts from the interview: Your thoughts on the winning goal for the League Shield in the breakthrough season? It feels great. It has been a dream for me since the beginning of the season to win this. It is amazing and it feels great to score in such an important match and against such a great team in ATK Mohun Bagan, they have great players. It is a great feeling for me. What is the secret behind the golden form you are enjoying? He (Owen Coyle) is a very demanding c...
Safe hands: The best saves from Hero ISL 2021-22 league stage

Safe hands: The best saves from Hero ISL 2021-22 league stage

Football
Action, drama, nerve-wracking moments, edge of the seat encounters - the Hero ISL 2021-22 had it all as the curtains were drawn on the group stages with a rivettling clash between Jamshedpur FC and ATK Mohun Bagan. The Men of Steel clinched the League Winners’ Shield in stunning fashion and recorded the highest-ever points tally in the history of the Hero ISL. We have seen some remarkable goals in the annual tournament that have often changed the complexion of the game. However, we often tend to overlook the extraordinary saves that have also been influential in changing the fate of a game. As we await for a couple of exciting semi-final fixtures a few days from now, let us have a look at the top saves from the Hero ISL 2021-22 league stage. Here are the top saves from Hero ISL 20...
Hero ISL 2021-22 Round 22: Team of the Week

Hero ISL 2021-22 Round 22: Team of the Week

Football
The final round of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season livened things up as we witnessed records being made, records being broken, and teams accomplishing historic feats, all in all, notching the level of the Hero ISL a bar higher. Round 22 begun with Jamshedpur FC’s thumping 5-1 victory over Odisha FC. In the following game, Bengaluru FC edged past SC East Bengal in a 1-0 win, ending their season with a victory. Meanwhile, Hyderabad FC secured a 2-1 win over Mumbai City FC, demolishing their only hopes of securing a semi-final spot. Match four of the round saw an end-to-end game between FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC in an exhilarating encounter where both sides shared the spoils in a 4-4 draw, arguably one of the most exciting matches of this season. The most compet...
FIFA & UN Women India celebrate International Women’s Day

FIFA & UN Women India celebrate International Women’s Day

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New Delhi, 8th March, 2022 - On the occasion of International Women’s Day the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022, collaborated with UN Women and the United Nations in India, to kick off the road to the long-awaited FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held from 11 to 30 October 2022. The aim of the event, held on 8th March 2022, was to strengthen the commitment to levelling the playing field for women and girls, leveraging football’s mass appeal to help bring positive change around the world. The UN Lawns, where the event took place, saw young female footballers from UNHCR’s refugee football team, girls from Seemapuri and Jamia Nagar and appointed coaches from LOC FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022’s E-Licence legacy programme tak...
‘Women are built different, strong and special’, Blue Tigresses say on International Women’s Day 2022

‘Women are built different, strong and special’, Blue Tigresses say on International Women’s Day 2022

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AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: Last year, Indian sports had witnessed some of the greatest moments in the sporting fields which involves a lot of women athletes achieving greater heights. On the eve of International Women’s Day 2022, our Blue Tigresses spoke about women's empowerment in depth and stressed on why it is necessary in today’s generation. They believe that sports is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls. Blue Tigresses captain Ashalata Devi said, “We are no less than any men and from the bottom of my heart I would like to say that we are multi-talented. So anyone looks down upon you or says wrong, you just have to work hard. They can give you a good or bad opinion but you need to focus on your dream by putting in...
We are the best team in the country: Jamshedpur FC’s Owen Coyle

We are the best team in the country: Jamshedpur FC’s Owen Coyle

Football
Jamshedpur FC won their first Hero Indian Super League (ISL) Winner’s Shield after a gritty 1-0 win over ATK Mohun Bagan at the PJN Stadium, Goa on Monday. Head Coach Owen Coyle spoke highly of his counterpart Juan Ferrando’s team and their season but also revealed that it is important to focus on the semi-finals after this game. A goal by Ritwik Das separated both the teams that won the trophy for the Men of Steel. This result means that the Men of Steel will face Kerala Blasters FC over two legs in the semi-finals. Owen Coyle addressed the media after the game in the post-match press conference. Here are some excerpts from his press conference: What is the feeling right now? Yeah, absolutely delighted for everyone in the club, our supporters, our owners. Everybody cares...
Jamshedpur FC set new record for most points in a Hero ISL league season

Jamshedpur FC set new record for most points in a Hero ISL league season

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Jamshedpur FC made it a day to remember on Monday in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) as they beat ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 at the PJN stadium to win the League WInners’ Shield. Match Report: Jamshedpur FC clinch League Winners’ Shield after beating ATK Mohun Bagan But there was more reason to cheer for the Red Miners who became the most successful team in the league stage of a Hero ISL season by taking their tally to 43 points, the most achieved by any team at the end of the league phase of a Hero ISL season. Owen Coyle’s men beat the previous record of 40 points set first by Bengaluru FC in 2017-18 season and Mumbai City FC in the 2020-21 season. Team Season                Points                            Total Jamshedpur FC            2021-22                                ...
Setback for Blue Tigers as Sunil Chhetri ruled out of Friendlies in Bahrain

Setback for Blue Tigers as Sunil Chhetri ruled out of Friendlies in Bahrain

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AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of the announcement of the 38-member list of probables for the forthcoming back to back International Friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus, the Blue Tigers suffered a major setback with talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri being ruled out for the two matches. "I was really looking forward to the two friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus and it's a shame I'll be missing out. It's been a long, tough season and I've suffered a few small injuries that need time to heal. I will be doing all I can to recover in time for the preparatory camp in May," Sunil mentioned the www.the-aiff.com "The potential this squad possesses is immense, and a lot of the lads are riding high on confidence on the back of good performances in the League season. I'm ...
‘Inspiration begins at home’: Blue Tigresses laud the role of mothers in their football journey

‘Inspiration begins at home’: Blue Tigresses laud the role of mothers in their football journey

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AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: Mothers have played some of the most important roles in the development of the Blue Tigresses, something that the Indian Women's Team stars are never shy of pointing out. In a panel discussion ahead of the International Women's Day, Blue Tigresses Ashalata Devi, Dalima Chhibber, Aditi Chauhan, and Bala Devi spoke at length about the importance of women playing sports. While a lot of their discussion was centred around the struggles and inspirations of female athletes in our country, they did agree on one common inspiration – their mothers. "I believe for me it (inspiration) starts at home. My mother has been my rock, she has been the biggest support, she has been my biggest cheerleader and I guess there have been times where she has driven me to do bette...