Little Saif Dares To Dream Like Ronaldo


3 goals in a row and it’s a hat-trick!!!!

Yes, we are talking about football where a 14-year-old boy from Osmanabad district, Maharashtra made 3 goals to mark a win 3-0 Shamsul Urdu High School. The name is Saif Sayyed, Class IX student of Bharat Vidyalaya Osmanabad school.

It was Saif who made all the goals for his team and he continued his exemplary performance in SSPF cluster level tournament of Osmanabad district where his school played 3 matches. In all the matches he is the only player from the team to score goals. He scored 5 goals in 3 matches for his school team.

This is the pool of talent searched by SSPF. Saif’s school Bharat Vidyalaya Osmanabad have registered with SSPF for the first time but with such talented players it is giving a tough competition to schools like Shamsul Urdu High School who has played under SSPF in previous year.

Saif Sayyed’s father Sayyed Munawar has a small shop of readymade garments and his mother Sayyed Saba is a house wife. Saif has an elder brother too who is in class 10th but he is the one who dare to dream big. He loves Ronaldo. If not in the field, you can find him talking to his friends about Ronaldo’s style of playing. Forward position player in his team, Saif dreams to be like him one day and that’s exactly why he goes for his training at Sahara Sports Academy under coach Shaikh Khalid.

Saif lives with his family in a small city called Khaja Nagar in Osmanabad. Passionate about football, he always wanted a platform to showcase his skills. When his school came across an opportunity to register with Schools India Cup 2017, he and many football loving youngsters were thrilled to be a part of this National Tournament.

Now, Saif is excited and so as SSPF to bring such talent from across country to forefront and proof that India is not only a cricket playing nation. It has also got talent like Saif Sayyed who can do wonders in game like football if given a chance.

SSPF names 36 footballers to undergo special camp in Dehradun

Odisha presses forward against Telangana in a crucial match.
Odisha presses forward against Telangana in a crucial match.

New Delhi, September 14: Thirtysix boys have been picked from the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture football championship to attend a camp at the SelaQui International School in Dehradun from October 13 to 25. As many as seven of these boys are from Haryana, which emerged champion of the School Sports Promotion Foundation event here on September 2.

The following are the 36 probables:

Goalkeepers: Aleef Rahman Mollah (DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon), Prasoon Kumar Rai (Sant Atul Anand School, Varanasi), Rangrez Abdulla (Zilla Parishad School, Osmanabad) and Shreyan Dev Singh (JK Public School, Jammu).

Defenders: Eashav Singh (MV International School, Kathua), Jitendar Manjhi (SS High School, Simdega), Abhishek Aggarwal (Campion School, Bhopal), Mohammed Sohel Mansuri (Nirmala English Higher Secondary School, Korba), Fleming Sotra (DBN Vidya Mandir, Jammu), Sunny Singh (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Ashu Singh (Summerfield, Gurgaon) and Aniket Parasher (DPS, Bhopal), Aryan Raj (DPS Patna), Chotelal Mahto (Urdu Town High School, West Singhbhum), Amir Shapuri (Islamic Composite PU College, Belgaum) and Sameer Thapa (Army Public School, Varanasi).

Midfielders: S Masthanvali (Little Birds High School, Kurnool), Ali Khan (KC Public School, Jammu), Jitender Mahto (Catholic Ashram School, Ramgarh, Jharkhand), Kaushik Patil (St Mary High School, Belgaum), Parwaz Singh Gill (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Raj Kishore Mahto (SS High School, Simdega), Hansit Varshney (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Gaurav Rai (Army Public School, Varanasi), Anmol Soni (Decent English School, Bhopal), Mayank Singh (Sri Guru Goving Singh High School, Patna), Aashish Kumar (Kernriya Vidyalaya, Kankarbagh, Aayan Taragi (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Shubham Sangwan (Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hyderabad), Vipin Yadav (APS, Gwalior).

Strikers: Rajat Rathi(DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon), Nishant Chandra (St. Michael’s, Patna), Priyanshu (DPS, Patna), Samir Kiro (SS High School, Simdhega), Shaurya Singh (MVMS Vidyalaya, Jaipur) and Rajat Singh (Stepping Stone Intermediate College, Varanasi).

Rajat Singh strike helps Uttar Pradesh secure last eight berth

New Delhi, August 28: A 51st-minute strike by Rajat Singh helped Uttar Pradesh beat back a stiff challenge by Telangana 1-0 in a group A league match in the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture football competition at the Salwan Public School ground in Loni near here today. The second straight win saw the well-oiled Uttar Pradesh book a berth in the quarterfinals of the championship organised by the School Sports Promotion Foundation.

Rajasthan and Jharkhand assured themselves places in the knockout phase from Group B with their second successive victories over Chhattisgarh 4-0 and Karnataka 8-0 respectively at the DPS Ghaziabad ground while Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir posted facile victories over Madhya Pradesh 4-0 and Andhra Pradesh 5-1 in the three-team Groups C and D respectively. Continue reading “Rajat Singh strike helps Uttar Pradesh secure last eight berth”

Osmanabad crowned Maharashtra State football champion


Standing (from left): Gadge Rashing, Shivraj Mane, Rangrej Jamal, Qazi Sufiyan, Bhosley Suraj, Sayyed Awez, Sheikh Alber, Sheikh Huzefa; Sitting: Sheikh Umar, Shing Gaurav, Kadam Rohan, Rangrez Abdulla.