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Ardor Football Academy

AFA is a social impact organization which runs India’s Largest Community program – “Football for All” - impacting 3000+ underprivileged kids in Odisha. Through this beautiful game we want to bring positive change into society & provide equal opportunity to every kid who wants to reach his or her true potential.

Star Players

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    Sulekha Kanhar

    Born-2007- Odisha’s Largest Slum- Salia Sahi- Bhubaneswar

    Currently - Playing in IWL for MRFC

    Position - Right Back

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    Ranjan Soren

    Born-2005- Odisha’s Largest Slum- Salia Sahi- Bhubaneswar

    Currently-U-16- India Team- 2019-20

    Position- defender- Right Back

    Youngest Player in the History of Odisha Football to sign a Professional contract at the age of 16- Currently Playing for Punjab FC

    SAFF Cup Winner – 2019- India U-15 Team

    Captain- U-13- BBFS (Bhaichung Bhutia Football School) -Youth I-League-2017-18

    Captain- BBFS- Reliance Cup- National Finalist- 2018

    Captain- U-15- BBFS- Youth I-League-2018-19

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    Sunil Soren

    Born -2004- Odisha’s Largest Slum- Salia Sahi- Bhubaneswar

    Currently – 2nd Div I-League Player with- Punjab FC-2019-20

    Position – Attacking Mid-Fielder – Free Kick Specialist

    Youngest from Odisha to Play Senior I-League and SignProfessional Contract

    India Camp – U-15-U-16- 2018-19

    Mid Fielder- U-18- Punjab FC- Youth I-League-2019-20

    Mid Fielder – U-16- BBFS – Youth I-League – 2018-19

    Mid Fielder – Reliance Cup- National Finalist- 2018

    Mid Fielder- U-13- BBFS- Youth I-League – 2017-18

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    Chandan Nayak

    Born-2005- Sabar Sahi Slum- Bhubaneswar

    Currently – U-18-Youth I-League Player- Odisha FC-2020-21

    Position- Striker/ attacking Mid Fielder

    India Camp-U-15/U-16 – 2018-19

    Striker – Yazdani Club-73- 2019-20

    Striker- U-13- BBFS-Youth I-League- 2017-18- 2nd HighestScorer in India

    Youngest Kid (11yrs) from India to get selected to attendCamp with Bayern Munich-2016

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    Durga Murmu

    2003- Chirigiltola - Patia- Bhubaneswar

    Currently- U-18-Youth I-League Player-MMC-Bhopal-2019-20

    Position- Striker/ Winger

    Reliance National Finalist-2019-20

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    Pyari Mohan Murmu

    2006 – Chirigiltola - Patia- Bhubaneswar

    Currently- U-18-Youth I-League Player-MMC-Bhopal-2019-20

    Position- Defender/ Defending Mid Fielder

    Reliance National Finalist-2019-20

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    Bimal Dhan

    Born- 2006- Gopabandhu Nagar Slum- Bhubaneswar

    Currently – U-16 Youth I-League Player – BBFS- 2019-20

    Position-Goal Keeper

    Goal Keeper – U-16- BBFS- Youth I-League – 2019-20

    Goal Keeper – U-13- BBFS- Youth I-League- 2018-19

    Goal Keeper – Reliance Cup- BBFS- 2018-19

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    Andrew Dehury

    Born-2004- Anugul- Odisha

    Currently-U-18-Youth I-League Player-MMC-Bhopal-2019-20

    Position- Right Winger/ Striker

    Reliance National Finalist – 2019-20

    India Camp- U-16- 2018-19- Cuttack- Odisha

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    Ashish Lohar

    Born-2009-Birsanagar Slum-Jamshedpur

    Currently-U-12- Player for Round Glass Punjab FC-2019-20

    Position-Defender/ Stopper/ Mid Fielder

    Best Defender, Best mid Fielder for Punjab FC- U-12

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    YOB - 2008

    CLUB - Baichung Bhutia Football School (BBFS)

    POSITION - Striker/Winger



    1) U-13 Youth I-League 2019-20, BBFS

    2) U-13 Singa Cup, Singapore 2019-2020, BBFS

    3) Reliance Cup 2019, BBFS, Winner Golden Boot 

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    Prithviraj Dash

    2006 – Chandrashekharpur – Bhubaneswar

    Currently – U-16 Player – Odisha FC – Youth I-League-2020-21

    Position- Goal Keeper

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    Sidharth Singh

    Born-2008-Adivasi Gaon-Salia Sahi-Bhubaneswar

    Currently-U-13-Youth I-League Player-Punjab FC-2019-20

    Position-Defender/ Stopper

    Defender-Stopper-U-13-Youth I-League Player.

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    Samarai Soren

    Born-2007– Odisha’s Largest Slum- Salia Sahi- Bhubaneswar

    Currently – U-15-Youth -I-League Player- Punjab FC-2019-20

    Position-Defending Mid fielder/ Stopper

    Defender-Stopper- U-15- Youth I-League Player- PunjabFC-2019-20

    Mid Fielder- U-13- Youth I-League Player- BocaJuniors-2018-19

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    Satyam Singh

    Born-2006 – Odisha’s Largest Slum- Salia Sahi- Bhubaneswar

    Currently – U-15-Youth -I-League Player- Punjab FC-2019-20

    Position - Goal Keeper

    Goal Keeper- U-15-Youth I-League- Punjab FC-2019-20

    Goal Keeper- U-13- Youth I-League- Boca Juniors- 2018-19

Major Events by Afa Fc Team

AFA has vast experience and expertise in organizing small to large scale Sports events including Tournaments, Leagues, Community Engagement activities, Corporate Events. In the last 8 years, We have organized multiple Football tournaments and leagues across various age groups and target segments including Children, Schools, Colleges, NGOs and Corporates.

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28 Apr, 2022

MRFC registers first win in Hero IWL

Mata Rukmani FC (club from Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh managed by Ardor Football Academy), edged past Hans Women FC 3-2 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar to pick up their first win of the Hero Indian Women’s League 2021-22 on Wednesday, April 27.

The game turned out to be a feisty encounter right from the beginning, with both sides coming inches close to scoring. On one occasion in the 12th minute, Muskan Khan almost gave Hans Women the lead, but her effort from close range was denied by the woodwork. For more information visit - https://www.the-aiff.com/article/mata-rukmani-edge-hans-women-fc-in-5-goal-thriller

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31 Jan, 2022

Prima Farm Foods as the Nutrition Partner
Prima Farm Foods has collaborated with Ardor Football Academy as their Nutrition Partner.

Here is what Prima Farm Foods twitter handle has to say:

"AFA Ardor, a football academy, is being run selflessly for underprivileged kids for past many years in Bhubaneswar. The kids from various slums of Bhubaneswar have been selected for national level teams from here. Ardor channelizes the energies of these kids who go through various adversities of life, to think positive through sports. These kids lack nutrition and Prima has joined hands to donate excess vegetables and fruits from its farm to them. Join us to help them grow up with better health."

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29 Dec, 2020

Our wonder children attended the 1st ISL Match at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha where they experienced the match celebrations as player escorts

Our wonder children attended the1st ISL Match at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha where they experiencedthe match celebrations as player escorts, centre piece flag bearers and Playerwarm up volunteers.

Thanks Odisha FC and ISL- IndianSuper League for giving this opportunity - the children totally loved it andthey came back with big smile and even bigger dreams.



Contact Information

  • location Plot 650/3314, House No. 4, Acrux Villa, Jaydev Vihar, Near Ekamra Kanan Park, Bhubaneswar - 751012
  • phone 9937 311 119 9938 620 310
  • email jd.mahapatra@afa-fc.com admin@afa-fc.com

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