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Madhya Bharat SC to participate in AIFF Second Division League from March 16 2018

Madhya Bharat SC has been grouped with FC Goa (reserves), Kerala Blasters (reserves), Ozone FA, Fateh Hyderabad AFC, FC Kerala for the upcoming 2017-18 season of AIFF Second Division. The league is set to start from 16th March 2018.  Madhya Bharat had already started preparation for the league. 

All India Football Federation League Committee met at the AIFF Football House yesterday (February 20, 2018) and took some vital decisions on the forthcoming Second Division League 2017-18 including the number of teams, the format of the tournament and the schedule.

Eighteen teams comprising of seven ISL clubs’ reserve teams (Except ATK, Northeast United FC, Mumbai City FC) who will compete in the preliminary round are divided into three groups. The Preliminary round which will kick-off on March 16, 2018 will continue until May 15, 2018. Teams will play on a home and away basis within the group.

The winners of each group plus the best second-placed team would qualify for the final round. However, if reserve teams of ISL clubs finish as winners or runners-up in any group, the position will be passed on to the next non-ISL team.

Four teams will play at the central venue on a ‘single-leg’ league system which will run from May 21, 2018 to May 27, 2018 at the end which the winners would be promoted to the next tier of Indian Football.

Each club can register maximum 3 foreign players for the 2nd division league out of which one player has to be a national of an AFC Member Association.

The Groups of the preliminary round are as mentioned below:

Group A: Real Kashmir, Lonestar Kashmir, Delhi Dynamos FC (reserves), Hindustan FC, Delhi United, FC Pune City (reserves)

Group B: Madhya Bharat SC, FC Goa (reserves), Kerala Blasters (reserves), Ozone FA, Fateh Hyderabad AFC, FC Kerala

Group C: TRAU FC, Langsning FC, Mohammedan Sporting, JSW Bengaluru FC (reserves), Jamshedpur FC (reserves), Chennaiyin FC (reserves)

Heart break for young yoddhas as they lose the final against Neemach

It was a heart break for young players playing their fourth match in four days. The lost the match 1-0 to Neemach as they felt they were hard  done by the luck as their performance had been great. The fans of the town cheered for them and probably they take a lot of positive from the way they have been playing football.
The management of the club believes that it is the knowledge and hard work of Head Coach Jose Hevia, along with players that is showing the progress that is required in India football.

Yoddhas reach the finals of the State Invitational Tournament at Biaora

MBSC’s younger players gave a solid proof of their ability in Biaora in the victory in Semi-final against Anjad Team. Madhya Bharat was playing with five Under 15 and five Under 18 players in the first eleven. Playing their third match in just about 60 hours, the players were challenged physically and mentally. The boys showed by the 2-1 victory in what was a very physical match against them. Referee could have protected them a little bit more as match started turning violent but it was great proof of the character of the team that they won it in last 7 minutes

Before the semifinal they had beaten Biaora team by 7-0 and Barwani by 1-0. The coach and the management of the club and Celtic Soccer Academy were very happy with what they have seen of young boys.

Madhya Bharat SC signs Ashrujit Chatterjee as Head of Youth Development

Ashrujit Chatterjee has joined Madhya Bharat Sports Club as Head of Youth Development for the academy. The AFC B Licensed coach with a lot of experience in India football will also assist UEFA Pro Coach – Jose Hevia for the Senior Team. Ashrujit has enormous experience of working with youth in clubs like, Mohan Bagan, East Bengal etc. He recently completed the assignment for Madhya Pradesh Santosh Trophy team as their head coach. He is also a certified instructor for AIFF D coaching course.

Yoddhas go down fighting against experienced Air India

Air India defeated MBSC by 2-0 in the semi-final of All India Invitational Football Tournament held at Rajasthan. It was the lack of experience of more than six under 15 players competing with experienced Air India team that let them down. Air India scored 2 goals in first 15 minutes until the young Yoddhas could start to believe that they can compete with any team. Second half was dominated by the MBSC with so many attempts but Air India with their experienced kept the clean sheet.

Celtic Soccer Academy organizes 3 day free football camp

Celtic Soccer Academy organizes three day free training football camp from 15th Oct to 17th Oct 2017 at St. Xavier’s Co-ed School Bhopal. UEFA Pro Coach Jose Hevia is looking over the training sessions being conducted to introduce players to the basic concept of football and Celtic methodology.
Dr. Neeraj – Senior Physiotherapist and Nutritionist will provide young players guidance about diet, injuries, prevention of injuries and fitness principles about football.


Grab the LAST CHANCE to become a part of the Celtic Soccer Academy, India

Madhya Bharat Sports Club in association with Celtic FC have organized more opportunities for budding players thanks to the tremenous response…

After receiving a tremendous response after the first leg of trials and incessant requests from all over the nation, Madhya Bharat Sports Club, in association with the Celtic Soccer Academy has decided to give prospective players and aspirants another chance to be a part of the Academy. The club has arranged a trial at LNCT College, Raisen Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. The trial starts at 8 AM IST.

The club is looking at challengers for the U-13, U-15 and U-18 team that has recently reached the quarter-finals of the Bhopal DFA League with two wins and four draws. Two players from the camp, Affan Khan and Aviral Toppo have already been selected for the Madhya Pradesh State U-14 camp.

In the first phase of trials which took place in several Indian states like Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Nagpur and Bhopal to unearth new talent, 118 players were selected to become a part of the Celtic Soccer Academy. The players have diligently trained under the watchful eyes of Coach Jose Hevia ever since and have developed immensely under the former FC Pune City coach.

Madhya Bharat Sports Club CEO Rishish Dubey said, “We have received a huge response in the first phase of trials. The plan in the first place was to go with the same, but there have been requests in huge numbers, which makes us open our doors once again to welcome new talents. We are confident that some new exciting talent will come up again and we’ll get better with these additions. We welcome kids from all around to country to grab the last chance to be a part of the Celtic Soccer Academy.”

The club has a positive scholarship program in place, with 5 students getting a 100% scholarship, 75% to 6 players and 50% to 20 players. A 15% scholarship has been awarded to all the other selected players. There were more than 90 youngsters who took part in the last trial at Bhopal. The candidates are expected to bring their certificates along with them when they come down for the trials.

Madhya Bharat Sports Club reaches quarter finals of the Bhopal League

Madhya Bharat Sports Club has entered into quarter final of the official Bhopal District Football Association League. The team playing with only academy players in open age group tournament has been unbeaten in the group stage with 2 wins and 4 draws. In the must win last match of the group stage MBSC played a very attacking brand of football keeping 70 percent of the possession of the ball against a much senior team of Bhopal Railways Football Club. Aabid and Darshit scored the two goals for MBSC either side of the half time break.
The head coach Jose Hevia expressed satisfaction terms of performance of the team but wanted more in terms of finishing, “We could have scored 6-7 goals easily. I am happy with performance. The team is following concepts we practice on training ground and it’s good process as we are in pre-season”.
The team will look to continue the unbeaten run as it enters the knockout round. Club’s CEO Rishish added, “It’s very nice experience for the boys aged 13,14,15 years to play in a senior tournament and perform the way they are doing. They will hopefully learn a lot about the pressure of knock out stages. We are happy with their development.”