LoneStar Kashmir FC Head Coach Hilaai Rasool welcomes the home-away format of the 2nd Division League

LoneStar Kashmir FC begin their 2nd Division League campaign away from home in Mumbai as they take on Kenkre FC in the opening game of the Western Conference. After experiencing considerable amount of troubles with the venue, the All India Football Federation decided to hold the 2nd Division League in a home-away format.

The change has been received by Hilaai Rasool, the LoneStar Kahmir FC Head Coach by open arms, claiming it will give his club the opportunity to gain exposure of a different football cultures while also bringing some of the top Indian clubs to Kashmir. “The home-away format is a great move by the AIFF and I feel it gives an advantage to both the teams as they get to play in their home conditions. I feel it’s a great move for us as we get to travel to different places and also welcome some of the top Indian clubs like to Dempo to our part of the world,” said Rasool, speaking at the pre-match press conference yesterday.

Rasool however did concede that the new format might add to their expenses, but felt it would truly get Kashmir on the map of India football. “It is very expensive for us to travel to all these clubs, but I feel it’s in long terms interest of our club as we get to learn a lot from these clubs. The AIFF do offer a small support financially but isn’t enough. However it will give us a great chance to reach ourselves to the people of India,” added Rasool.

Mumbai won’t be kind to the Kashmir outfit in terms of weather and the humidity does take a lot out of the players. However Coach Rasool wasn’t too bothered about the conditions, given few of his players have had the experience of playing in Maharashtra before. “The conditions won’t be a big problem for us tomorrow I feel. We have few players who have already played here before and so I think we will be able to deal with it,” said the Kashmir FC gaffer as he dismissed talks on a big disadvantage for his team.

Rasool too like his opposite number would like to leave Cooperage with all three points despite playing away from home. “We would like to win the game of course. Playing away from home won’t be easy and there always be pressure. But in football there is always pressure and it is my job to take all of that and allow the players to play their game freely,” said the AFC Pro Licensed Coach.

VR Academy to conduct trials for 2024-25 Season

Mumbai based VR Academy has announced trials for the upcoming 2024-25 season. The club is looking for talented young players to join our esteemed academy and participate in various competitive…


MH ORANJE FC U-17 Trials for the Upcoming Season

With a proud legacy of nurturing talent and achieving excellence, Maharashtra Oranje FC has recently made waves with appearances in I-League 2, securing a remarkable runner-up position in the fiercely…


Football School of India announce trials for Young Talents

Football School of India (FSI) has announced trials for young football enthusiasts in the upcoming week of June. A golden opportunity for aspiring players to showcase their talents and potentially…


MFA Super League club Charkop FC to conduct open trials for upcoming Season

Calling all aspiring football stars! Charkop FC, a MFA super division club based in Charkop, Kandivali, is set to conduct Open Trials for the upcoming season. About Charkop FC: In…


Mumbai 42 Football Academy to conduct trials for Youth players

Newly established Mumbai 42 Football Academy will be conducting trials for young footballers in the upcoming week.


SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…


BFC Soccer Schools – Mumbai to conduct trials for U14 & U16 Girls

The BFC Soccer Schools Elite team girls’ trials are coming up in search of talented players from the U14 to U16 (Born 2009 and after) age groups into the club’s…