PIFA Colaba FC to play 2nd Division I-League
PIFA Colaba FC’s senior team is getting ready to kick off its first season in the 2nd Division I-League later this week. PIFA Colaba FC has been placed in Group C which will play in Madurai to face the likes of Techno Aryan Club (West Bengal), Vasco SC (Goa), Chandni FC (Kerala), Royal Wahingdoh SC (Meghalaya), Eagles FC (Kerala), and BEML (EM) (Karnataka).
The PIFA management has decided to send a 21 player squad to Madurai with PIFA director Nirvan Shah as the teams coach and Sudhakar Rane as manager. But for PIFA their group is a tough one with Aryan Club and Vasco the favourites to go through.
PIFA Colaba FC was formed in the year 2006. It started in the MDFA Senior Division 2006/07. The team achieved promotion in their first year from ‘Senior’ to ‘Super’ in 2007/08. In the following season 2008/09 the team was promoted to the ‘Elite’ Division, which made it two consecutive promotions in 2 years. The team has successfully plied its trade in the ‘Elite’ Division ever since. In the 2010/11 season PIFA Colaba FC finished in the top 3 of the Maharashtra League, which gave them the rights for a place in the 2nd Division I-League.
PIFA Colaba FC also has an Under-19 team playing in the ‘MDFA’ 1st Division. The Under-19 team is currently sitting on top of the table in their group, while their Under-17 team enjoyed a fruitful season in the ‘MDFA’ 2nd Division as they remained unbeaten in their group.
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