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FIFA Goalkeeping Course kicks-off in Margao

FIFA Goalkeeping Course kicks-off in Margao
FIFA Goalkeeping Course kicks-off in Margao

Photo Courtesy: AIFF Media

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) organized FIFA Goalkeeping Course kicked-off yesterday (June 25, 2015) at the Chowgule Football Ground, Margao, Goa.

The Course which aims to focus on the modern goalkeeping methods, alongwith honing the skills of the 25 Goalkeeping Coaches, whilst refreshing their fundamentals, is slated to conclude on June 29, 2015.

Technicalities of back-passing, set piece scenarios, initiating a counter attack and other minute details, which often prove to be the difference between a save and a goal, will be taught in detail to the participants.

The instructor of the above mentioned Course is the veteran Stephan Stooss from Switzerland, who has formerly kept goal for FC Volketswil, coached Youth Teams of BSC Young Boys and Grasshopper-Club Zurich, and currently plies his trade as a Goalkeeping Coach in South East Asia.

Expressing his desire to tutor the eager participants, Stooss said, “I am excited to be here in India and I look forward to the FIFA Course.”

Goalkeeping needs a lot of passion and together we will develop and that, through various exercises”, he added.

The Course not only serves as a platform to evolve into a better goalkeeper, but also enables the participants to learn from the experiences of each other, in various stages of goalkeeping life.

The list of the 25 members, who are currently engaged with the FIFA Goalkeeping Course, follows:
Camilo Gonsalves, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sanjay Majhi, Mohan Das, Virender Singh, Sebastiao Noronha, Deepak Kamble, Arpan Dey, Subhas Singha, Wadajied Lamare, Birendra Thapa, Gumpe Rime, Barun Sengupta, Partha Sen, Gaurang Chauhan, Gaurav Chatterjee, Ronibala Chanu, Durva Vahia, Yusuf Ansari, Feroz Sheriff, Mihir Sawant, Mario Aguiar, Jude Barreto, Raghuvir Pravin Khanolkar, Dinesh Nair.

(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)