The Indian Women's team trains at the practice facility in the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Goa University. Copyright: Ekalavyas.

The Indian Women’s team trains at the practice facility in the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Goa University. Copyright: Ekalavyas.

Goa 22nd January 2014: The Indian men and women basketball contingents will be participating in the 3rd Lusofonia Games 2014 being held in Goa at the Goa University Complex, Taleigao from 23rd to 27th January 2014. Six teams are taking part in the men’s competition, and have been divided into two groups. In the women’s section, there are only four teams in the fray. Indian men are placed in Group B with Angola and Guinea Bissau as their opponents, while Indian women will face Angola, Mozambique and Macau China.

The Indian Men’s Basketball team will face Guinea Bissau in its opening match on 23rd January 2014, while the women are pitted against Macau China on 24th January 2014.

Lusofonia Games is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the ACOLOP (Associação dos Comités Olímpicos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa). It involves those countries belonging to the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) and also others where there are significant Portuguese communities.

Prior to landing in Goa for the Lusofonia Games 2014, the men and women contingents trained at Don Bosco Matunga, Mumbai through sessions conducted by the Basketball Federation of India and supported by the Sports Authority of Goa from 10th to 18th January 2014. BFI will also be providing technical support to the Lusofonia Games 2014 for the basketball event.

Groupings

Men

Group A – Cape Verde, Mozambique, Macau China

Group B – India, Angola, Guinea Bissau

Women

India, Angola, Mozambique, Macau China

Men’s Team

S NO. NAME STATE/UNIT
1 Amjyot Singh IOB/TN
2 Amritpal Mann Singh ONGC
3 Rikin Pethani IOB/TN
4 Joginder Singh Services
5 Pratham Singh IOB/TN
6 Vishesh Bhriguvanshi ONGC
7 Yadwinder Singh ONGC
8 Narender  Grewal Singh Services
9 Palpreet Singh Punjab
10 Sambhaji Kadam Services
11 Daley Fernandes Goa
12 Lambart Godinho Goa

Head Coach: Mr. Scott Flemming, BFI Foreign Coach

Coach: Prasad Rama Linga, Services

Women’s Team

S NO. NAME STATE/UNIT
1 Rajapriyadarshini Rajaganapathi Railways/TN
2 Steffi Nixon Kerala
3 Jeena Skaria Kerala
4 Smruthi Radhakrishman Railways
5 Pooja Mol K.S Kerala
6 Neenu Mol P.S Kerala
7 Sharanjeet Kaur Chhattisgarh
8 Preeti Kumari UP
9 Ishwari Pingle TN
10 Shireen Limaye Maharashtra
11 Nelvie Mendes Goa
12 Kezia Fernandes Goa

Head Coach: Francisco Garcia, BFI Foreign Coach

Coach: Divya Singh, Delhi

Tournament Schedule

23RD JANUARY 2014

MATCH NO

TEAM “A”

TEAM “B”

GROUP

TIME

1

CAPE VERDE

MACAU CHINA

MEN-A

14.00

2

MOZAMBIQUE

MACAU CHINA

WOMEN-RR

16.00

3

INDIA

GUINEA BISSAU

MEN – B

18.00

 

24TH JANUARY 2014 

MATCH NO

TEAM “A”

TEAM “B”

GROUP

TIME

4

MACAU CHINA

MOZAMBIQUE

MEN  A

14.00

5

INDIA

MACAU CHINA

WOMEN –RR

16.00

6

GUINEA BISSAU

ANGOLA

MEN – B

18.00

 

25TH JANUARY 2014 

MATCH NO

TEAM “A”

TEAM “B”

GROUP

TIME

7

MACAU CHINA

ANGOLA

WOMEN-RR

12.00

8

CAPE VERDE

MOZAMBIQUE

MEN-A

14.00

9

INDIA

MOZAMBIQUE

WOMEN-RR

16.00

10

ANGOLA

INDIA

MEN – B

18.00

 

26TH JANUARY 2014 

MATCH NO

TEAM “A”

TEAM “B”

GROUP

TIME

11

A 3

B 3

MEN 5/6

12.00

12

ANGOLA

INDIA

WOMEN-RR

14.00

13

WINNER A 1

RUNNER B 2

MEN-SF

16.00

14

WINNER B 1

RUNNER A 2

MEN – SF

18.00

 

27TH JANUARY 2014 

MATCH NO

TEAM “A”

TEAM “B”

GROUP

TIME

15

LOSER A 1 / B 2

LOSER B 1 /A 2

MEN 3RD PLACE

13.00

16

ANGOLA

MOZAMBIQUE

WOMEN – RR

15.00

17

WINNER A 1 / B 2

WINNER B 1 / A 2

MEN FINAL

18.00

Gopalakrishnan R
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