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Our Leadership

YENEPOYA ABDULLA KUNHI
Chairman, Yenepoya Group

His leadership has taken the Yenepoya Group to new heights and now his sights are firmly fixed to promote sports development

YENEPOYA MOHAMMED FARHAAD
President, FC Mangalore

An avid sportsman with a penchant for football, his vision for the club is to make it one of the leading names in Indian football in the coming years


The Yenepoya Group of Companies, established in 1940, by the late Yenepoya Moideen Kunhi, at Ashoknagar, on the banks of the river Gurupur, today is a business conglomerate spanning a plethora of diversified business and service activities. A progressive organization with over 3,000 employees under its wings, the Yenepoya Group has developed into one of South India’s foremost and reputed industrial groups.

Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi

Mr Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, a sports enthusiast, has been a constant source of inspiration to all of us. He has promoted sports in all the educational institutions of the Yenepoya Group by building state of the art sports infrastructure in the campus. The university campus boasts of an International size fully turfed soccer ground and an indoor sports complex and gymnasium. Each year a large number of students are given admission to the various courses under the sports merit category.

The sports merit students are given full exemption in course fees and food and accommodation. They are exposed to high quality professional coaching and are provided opportunities to participate and compete at the district, state and the national level. Many champions have emerged who represented the state and national level and brought laurels to these institutions. We are grateful to him for the encouragement given to sports and sportsmen. We look forward to his support in this initiative of grooming football talents of our country.

Yenepoya Mohammed Farhaad

Yenepoya Mohammed Farhaad is a player – first and foremost. He still plays football, squash and tennis on a regular basis, and this drive to play was his motivation behind starting the F.C. Mangalore Football Academy. His experience playing college fooball for the Mangalore University team, as well as in scouting talent and building a team from scratch is put to use in creating this world-class academy.

His vision was of an academy meeting international standards that could take sport quota students, university team players from across the institutes  from Medical,Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, allied health sciences and later, from Arts & Science College, Intermediate and then School level – and train them to become professional football players. 

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