We wish our dearest friend & Vice President Shri Rajendra Vasantrao Sangar ( Sir) ,



The Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 is unveiled.

With 238 days to go until the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Official Mascot of the tournament was revealed today at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

In a ceremony attended by India’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel, and the chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Praful Patel, the young and charismatic face of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, a clouded leopard called Kheleo, was introduced to hundreds of fans and media representatives.

The clouded leopard is a vulnerable wild cat whose habitat extends from the Himalayan foothills to mainland Southeast Asia.

To commemorate Kheleo’s first public appearance, Mr Goel said to the gathered guests: “We are sure that he will be one of the most memorable mascots a sporting event in India has ever seen. Kheleo is young, vibrant, enthusiastic and a perfect representation of our country. He will help us to involve kids with football in a fun way.”

Citing the Official Mascot as a major component of the overall event brand that will represent the tournament and the host country, Mr Patel added: “Presenting Kheleo as the Official Mascot to the world is another big step for our event. As the face of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, he will be going across the country to promote the tournament and to inspire kids and adults alike.”

Kheleo will participate in numerous activities in the run-up to the first FIFA tournament to be hosted by India, which will be played from 6 to 28 October 2017.

courtesy : www.fifa.com

Abhijeet raoraneKolhapur 26th Sept. 2015 : KUFA’s one of the dashing member and web team expert Shri. Abhijeet Raorane sir passed away today. He has been suffered a LEVER CANCER from last 3 months. His association with KUFA team is from the foundation year of KUFA. Due to his initiative, KUFA statred KUFA FOOTBALL SCHOOL wing. He used to guide all  the players, parents during various activities of KUFA.

WE MISSED him BADLY..! SUCH A HUGE LOSS of his family difficult to recover. We pray to GOD that his SOUL may rest in peace.

Kufa summer Football Camp-2015

Kufa summer Football Camp-2015

Kolhapur 30th April : KUFA is going to conduct a FOOTBALL SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMP for the under 14 boys in Kolhapur. It will commence  from 4th of May and end on 20th May 2015.

Interested kid’s parent can contact KUFA Office for further details or contact on 9881129269 or   email : kufa@kufa.in

Kolhapur 20th March 2015 : STAR of yesteryear football of Kolhapur Shri. Suresh Alias Bhau Sarnaik passed away yesterday. He is one of the “GOAL MACHINE’ of Kolhapur and scored more than 2500 goals in his career.

KUFA got an opportunity to invite him as a Chief guest during Blue Bird -KUFA Cup 2009. He was very humble and nice in nature.


Bhau (bhavya) sarnaik

Bhau (bhavya) sarnaik

sporting1Goa 4th Dec. 2014 : Kolhapur United Football Association (KUFA)’s Nitant Korane, who has selected for Sporting Club Goa U-16 squad recently, is shining

in Goa. He scored 2 goals today against Goa Football District Council (GFDC) , goa,

Click the link Below to read what his official website says



Kufa's nitant korane in-sporting-club-goaKolhapur 28 Nov. 2014 :  Nitant Vijay Korane (age 15 years) is a footballer of KUFA since last 4 years has got selected for ‘SPORTING CLUB DE GOA’s under -16 football team recently. He will participate in GOA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (GFA)’s U-16 football league.  He will get an opportunity to play against all the best football teams of GOA e.g  Dempo , Salgaonkar, Charchil Brothers etc. Kufa's nitant korane selected in-sporting-club-goa U-16Nitant is selected through KUFA TALENT HUNT in 2010 and participated in U-10 GOA FOOTBALL FESTIVAL from KUFA’s U-10 team  in the same year. Thereafter he has been under training of KUFA’s coaches Amardeep Kundale & Rajendra Sangar. He has also performed well during All India Football Tournament (U-14) in Calicut, Kerala from KUFA team. He is very sincere, very good dribbling and fine goal scoring ability. He is a cool midfielder. Last year, he has shown his ‘ZALAK‘ to local Kolhapur football lovers in KUFA Cup-a Football Festival of Kolhapur , an inter school  football tournament, which is the PRIME tournament of Kolhapur for grassroots footballers. Nitant, son of famous architect of Kolhapur Shri.Vijay Korane and Interior Designer Sou. Kirti Korane achieved this due to his rigorous efforts. His parent played vital role in supporting his football skill since his childhood. Moreover, he is very good in academic too and secured more than 90% marks in recent exams. He is studying in St. Xaviers High School in Kolhapur in the 9th standard.


view video of nitant korane by clicking this link

Nitant Football Skills

football legend pele

Kolhapur 23rd Oct 2014 : Kolhapur United Football Association (KUFA) completes 8 years today, entered in the 9th year successfully. Today is  birthday of football legend PELE. KUFA is aanounced on the birthday of Pele and Diwali Padwa in 2006.

We the team of KUFA thank all the known, unknown people around the world for their great co-operation, guidance, support and kindness, love showered on us .


We will work in future too with the same dedication and enthusiasm.

Thank you once again.






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