Minggu, 30 September 2012

34th Federation Cup - Final: Trevor Morgan vs Armando Colaco

The final of the 34th Federation Cup will be a match-up between two of India's most successful clubs in recent years, East Bengal Club and Dempo SC; but not only that it is also a game between to highly successful coaches in Trevor James Morgan and Armando Colaco.

Both coaches are tactically and technically able coaches, who try and bring the best out of their wards. They are known to be player friendly and able communicators, who praised each others work ahead of tonight's final.

For Trevor James Morgan it will be a special final today, then it is his 56th birthday and the Englishman will hope that his team give him a fitting birthday gift in-form of the Federation Cup title, which would be his second after 2010 in Cuttack.

Trevor is known as a no non-sense coach, who had been able to form his team at East Bengal over the last couple of years even against protest from the East Bengal officials. He even resigned towards the end of last season, but the officials realised what they had in their coach and brought Trevor back. By staying on Trevor has achieved something which is sadly rare in Kolkata football and that is a coach having control about players recruitment and his coaching staff.

Further Trevor has worked on his side and players individually to improve his overall squad then his aim is to win as many titles as possible and after the Federation Cup is over, it will be the I-League which has eluded him over the last couple of seasons with his team finishing second on both occasions.

59 year old Armando Colaco is the real father of success at Dempo Sports Club over the last 12 years since he took over the club, initially saving it from being closed down and then making it one of India's top football team.

Armando has build the team from scratch and has over the years strengthened the squad across all positions, now even being able to bring in young talent from the Dempo youth development system.

What makes the Dempo success so special is that Dempo has besides having some of the best foreign talent available in India playing for them like Ranty Martins Soleye, Roberto Mendes Silva, etc; they have focused on their home grown Indian players who have not only played for the club but also the country.

A lot can be expected from these two coaches and their teams tonight, but it is a final and surely it will be tense, if it will be as intense and competitive as we the fans of the beautiful game hope, will have to be seen...

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