Coaching certificate for Nayeemuddin
Former national coach Syed Nayeemuddin became the first Indian to have passed a diploma coaching course, jointly organised by the Uefa and Asian Football Confederation. Nayeemuddin said on Friday that he was presented with the certificate recently by the Fifa instructor S. Subramanium, when he came to the city for conducting the A licence coaching course.
Nayeemuddin, meanwhile, added that he would take charge of Bengal Mumbai Football Club soon.
Gawli signs for EB
India and Churchill Brothers defender Mahesh Gawli officially confirmed his allegiance with East Bengal at the IFA office Friday.
Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting signed Shabbir Ali Mondal (BMFC), Surjeet Singh (JCT), Bungo Singh (Salgaocar), K. Saraful Islam (Vasco) and Momocha Singh (Bhratri Sangha).
Upset win for Abhratanu
Ten-year-old Abhratanu Dutta beat fifth seed Sudip Mallik in the second round of Alekhine Chess Club’s National B selection meet Friday. Most top players posted wins, but No. 7 Sourav Bose was held to a second successive draw, this time by Payel Guha.
Thirty-two players were leading after Round II in the Barisha Netaji Sangha-organsied under-16 rapid chess meet. Sriya Bhattacharjee, seeded 20th, lost to Suddhasatwa Das. The meet was inaugurated by WGM elect Nisha Mohota.
Meanwhile, the second all Bengal schools’ chess championship, organised by the Modern Chess Academy, will start in Santiniketan (Rishra) from June 19.
Road named after Manna
A one-km stretch in Baguihati will be named after former Mohun Bagan great Sailen Manna Saturday. Earlier, it was named Railpukur Road, stretching between Railpukur and Deshbandhunagar.
TODAY IN SPORT
CHESS: U-16 meet — at Barisha Netaji Sangha club.