Category Archives: Goa Sports

FC Goa sign Brazilian legend Zico

FC Goa have struck gold. On Tuesday, they announced the signing of Brazilian legend Arthur Antunes Coimbra, more famously known as Zico, as their manager (head coach) for the upcoming ISL season. Often called the ‘White Pele’ for his exquisite passing and even better finishing, Zico appeared in three World Cups and started his coaching […]

12 Nations to Participate in Lusofonia Games in Goa

All 12 Portuguese-speaking countries have agreed to take part in the 3rd Lusofonia Games in November here despite concerns over completion of infrastructure for holding the event. Portugal will be sending 200 athletes in all nine disciplines for the games scheduled from November 2-10, according to official sources.They are expected to be the show stealers at […]

Goa police to form special security squad for Lusofonia Games

Goa police will form a special security squad for the upcoming Lusofonia Games which would be held at eleven different venues in the state. Around 3,000 personnel will be attached to the squad which will look after the security arrangement for these Portuguese Commonwealth Games, Superintendent of Police Vijay Singh said. The policemen, usually deployed to […]

Lusofonia Games to be held on schedule, says Goa official

Concerns regarding infrastructure notwithstanding, the Goa Olympic Association today maintained that the third Lusofonia Games here would be held on schedule. The multinational sporting event involves athletes from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries and also those having significant Portuguese communities or that have a common past with Portugal. The Goa Government is organising the multi-discipline event here from […]

AIFF’s Grassroots course ends in Goa

AIFF’s Grassroots Course successfully ended at the Duler Stadium here on Monday. The course concluded with a football festival participated by 96 kids. The participants organised the festival under the guidance of instructor Scott O’Donell, who’s also AIFF’s Director of Coaching besides being the Technical Director, Academies. The festival lasted for 90 minutes and consisted of three […]