Maharashtra State Men’s Football Team for the West Zone Qualifiers – 70th Santosh Trophy

Maharashtra will face Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Daman & Diu and Goa.

After pre – tournament trials and training at Cooperage Football Stadium, the team has finally been declared. The team boasts of young talent blended with experience.

The team is as follows:

Mervin Stephen, Floyd Dharmai, Mrunal Tandel, Aaron D’costa, Harshad Meher, Abhishek Ambekar, Vijit Shetty, Dion Menezes, Wayne Vaz, Shrikant Veeramallu, Raynier Fernandes, Harold Fernandes, Dhiraj Meher, Vaibhav Karpe (Mumbai), Shakti Singh Thakur, Azhar Shaikh, Mohammed Shabaz Pathan, Mohammed Shafique, Owais Khan (Nagpur), Rahul Talekar (Kolhapur).

Match Schedule:

Date Team A Vs. Team B Venue
11-02-2016 Maharashtra Vs Gujarat Raia Ground, Margao, Goa
13-02-2016 Madhya Pradesh Vs Maharashtra Raia Ground, Margao, Goa
16-02-2016 Maharashtra Vs Daman & Diu Raia Ground, Margao, Goa
18-02-2016 Maharashtra Vs Goa Raia Ground, Margao, Goa


The Head Coach of the team is AFC A License holder Mr. Augusto D’silva accompanied by Manager Iqbal Kashmiri and Technical Director of the team Shri Irenio Vaz.

The West Zone Qualifying round of the 70th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is to be held at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, Goa from 9th to 18th February 2016.

Matches will be played on a single leg league basis and the top two teams from each zone will qualify for the Final round of the Championship which will be held at Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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…


Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…


The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…


BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…


India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…


Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…