KUWAIT CITY, April 5: Brazilian Boys clinched the first 7-a-side football tournament beating Skynet Miracles S.C 3-0 in the finals played on April 1, at Bayan Grounds, Kuwait. The one-day tournament was organized by “Providence Group” in aid of ‘Jeevdaya’ — an orphanage centre based in Nandanhalli, Mysore, Karnataka.
Brazilian Boys beat a number of strong teams on their way to the final including a strong UFC Mangaf in the semi-final. In the finals, Brazilian Boys scored through Prajot Naik (2 goals) and Anthony Rego. Skynet Miracles played an excellent tournament as well but could not match the Winners in the final. Fr Franco Pereira was chief guest and spoke on the occasion. Ali Asgar was the guest of honor.
Providence Group head Austin Abreo, while congratulating the winners and thanking all the participating teams and guests, duly acknowledged the support of all sponsors and friends who made the tournament successful. Matches were officiated by Rosario Colaco, Philip Coutinho, Rafiq, Kenedy, Jimmy etc. Gasper Crasto compered the event; DJ Cheslee D’Souza provided the sound and Laurance Miranda was capturing the events in his lense.
Glittering trophies and cash prizes were presented at the prize distribution ceremony. Following individual prizes were awarded:
Best Goalkeeper of the finals — Anthony Fernandes (Brazilian Boys)
Best Defender of the tournament — Mannu (Skynet Miracles)
Best Midfielder of the Finals — Prajot Naik (Brazilian Boys)
Best Striker of the Tournament — Anthony Rego (Brazilian Boys)
Best Disciplined Team — UFC Mangaf
The tournament was supported by Ali Asgar (Kapico Travels & tours), Antonio Almeida (Kapico Travels & Tours), Keith Rolvin & Kaycee D’Souza, Shirin & Nagla Rashwan (Kapico Travels & Tours), Jihad Al Ramhai (Kapico Travels & Tours), Paulita Lundang (Kapico Travels & Tours), Mohammed Shah (Kapico Travels & Tours), Saji (Ahlia SwitchGear), Pinak Maitra (Kuwait Projects), Cassiano D’Souza (Skynet Miracles S.C-Runners UP Trophy), Cajetan Fernandes (Skynet Miracles S.C — Best Goal Keeper Trophy), Salvador Dias, President Kuwait Goan Associations (KGA) — Best Deciplin Trophy), B.M. Viegas, Raymond D’Sa, Midas, Marcel Fernandes (Rising stars) etc.
Prizes were presented at the hands of Fr Franco Pereira, Austin Abreo, Steven Sequeira, Marshall Fernandes, Domnic Pereira, Cajie Fernandes, Philip Coutinho, Casiano D’Souza, Midas, Gasper Crasto etc.
Winners Brazilian Boys comprised of: Anthony Fernandes, Godfrey Aguiar (captain), Allan Madtha, Joseph D’Costa, Alwyn Mendes, Prajot Naik, Aftab Kallam, Nikhil D’Souza, Bazil Rego, Anthony Rego, Kennedy Ferrao and Salman Mhaslai.
Team Manager: Carlos Fernandes
A total of 15 teams participated in the tournament. Participating teams included St Rita — Maina, Soccer Kerala, Mahboula Strikers, UFC Mangaf, Feni-7, Brazilian Boys, Xavierina Boys-Madel (Margao), Garden Boys, FC Malyali, Skynet Miracles, Leidos FC, Skyden, Dynamos, Curtorcares United, FC Sparx, etc.
About Providence Group
Providence Group, founded in 2016, aims in serving the needy back home in India. The organization is led by Austin Abreo and supported by like-minded people such as Domnic Pereira, Marshall Fernandes, Steven Sequeira, Jinu Kurian, Robert Bernard, etc.
The Providence Group 7-aside Football Tournament is the first event organized by the group and they promise to hold many such events in future for charitable activities.
Jeevdaya – A brief introduction
Jeevdaya Orphanage Centre based in Nandanhalli, Mysore, Karnataka — India is run by the “Somascan Sisters” (Ursuline Sisters of Somasca) providing assistance to needy, street children and the abused.
The centre also promotes educational activities and medical rehabitilation for girls especially for orphans and children coming from underprivileged families irrespective of religion, race, community or social status.