10/2/2018 5:19:10 PM (GMT+3)

Goa Football Association Prez won't contest for second term

Goa Football Association Prez won

PANJIM, Goa: Politicians Avertano Furtado (President of Enfermos Sports Club) and Churchill Alemao (President of Churchill Brothers) will contest for the post of Goa Football Association (GFA) President after the list of candidates were released on Saturday.

Interestingly, the incumbent GFA head Elvis Gomes, who is also a former bureaucrat and present AAP convenor in in Goa, has decided not to contest for a second term.

“I felt it’s time to move on. New people must come in. It’s good for GFA that there is a contest though in my case the clubs were unanimous in choosing me, but panel politics isn’t good for GFA,” said Elvis.

Churchill Alemao was seated throughout the scrutiny process whereas Avertano left after the nominations were cleared by Returning Officer Adv John Abreu Lobo.


President: Avertano Furtado (Enfermos Sports Club) & Churchill Alemao (Churchill Brothers)

Ex-Com Member (Bardez): Babli K Mandrekar, Secretary, Arpora Sporting Club;  Miguel Gonsalves, President of United Club of Nerul; Raju S. Banavalikar Secretary of Guirim Youth Cultural & Sports Club; John Fernandes, President of  St Savio Sports Club; Gregory Dsouza,  Secretary of  Parra Verla Canca Association; Gajanan Kerkar,  Treasurer of Milagres Sports Club; Dominic Pereira,  Secretary of  Youth Sports Club of Colvale; Laxman Hadfadkar, Secretary of Sinquerim Sports Club and  Patrick D'souza, Secretary of Saligao United.

Ex-Com Member (Salcete): Arnaldo Costa, Secretary of  Curtorim Gymkhana;  Prakash Dessi, President of Cuncolim Union;  Patwin Fizardo, President of Guirdolim Club; Anthony Leo Fernandes, President of  St. Anthonys Club Colva; Jose Santarita Coelho, Secretary of  Navelim Villagers Union; Jaju Fernandes, President of Young Strikers Club; Joseph A. Dias, President of Salcete Football Club;  John Silva,  Secretary of Ambelim Sports Club; Cosme Oliveira, Secretary of Raia Sporting Club;  Dionizio D.R. Dias, President of  Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim and Aleixo Noronha, Secretary of  Margao Sports Club.  

Ex-Com Member (Mormugao): Andrew Anthony Ferrao, Vice-President of Cansaulim Arossim Cuelim Sports & Social Club; Francisco Jose Nunes, Vice-President of Benfica Youth Club and Adlear D'Cruz,  Secretary of Salgaocar Football Club.        

Ex-Com Member (Ilhas): Sanjiv Nagvekar, President of  Aivao Youth Club;  Digvijai Velingkar, President of United Sports Club, Mardol ; Mauricio Almeida, Secretary of  Clube Sao Miguel De Taleigao;  Francisco Araujo, President of  Merces Club; Nelson D'Cunha, President of Young Boys of Tonca; Jonathan De Sousa, Secretary of Dempo Sports Club (Jrs) and Welvin Menezes, President of  Goa Velha Sports Club.  

Vice-President North: Angelo Albuquerque, Secretary of Panjim Footballers and Lavinio Rebello, Secretary of Anjuna Gymkhana.  

Vice-President South: Anthonio Pango, President of Snows Football Academy and Valente Fernandes, Secretary of Sao Jose De Areal Sports Club.