The governing body of football in Goa



For Technical Director Karnagaran (Katz) Naidoo, setting up the Dempo Sports Club’s academy fulfilled a long standing desire. The South African born Confederation of African Football (CAF) “A” License holder and Senior Instructor has vast experience having served his nation both as a National Selector, Convenor of the National  Youth Selectors and is widely recognized as a Football Youth Specialist Coach. The much travelled coach set up the Maritzburg United Football Development Programme which is a professional outfit in South Africa, had a stint in a Norwegian Academy of Vikings FC, which he still has close ties with, and has also done extensive research on Academies in the Netherlands on behalf of his National Body. Yet, in spite of all this something was missing.

 “Although I have travelled around the world and set up academies in South Africa and worked in different parts of Africa, Norway and The Netherlands, setting up this academy has given me immense satisfaction as it helped me give back to the country of my origin. Setting up Dempo’s latest investment in football has been immensely satisfying”, he said speaking about his newest creation. The South African would know a thing or two about producing players after being closely involved with the Transnet and Simba National Development Programmes, as well as the Transnet School of Excellence a National Academy for exceptional South African youth players, where notable figures like Steven Peinaar, Brice Moon, Brit Evans, Mubelo Oldjohn and many others emerged as national heroes playing at global platforms.

About GFA

Goa Football Association (GFA) is the governing body of football in Goa. It was constituted on December 22, 1959  as a body to strengthen the administration of football in Goa. Today GFA is one of the top state associations in the country with a state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong organization capabilities and high levels of professionalism in its operations and administration. This has resulted in regional and national domination of Goan teams and players in top leagues and tournaments across the country.

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